T-Rex: Back to the Cretaceous (1998)

T-Rex: Back to the Cretaceous



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Movie Info

In this 3-D Imax, Dr. Donald Hayden and his assistant Elizabeth find a Tyrannosaurus egg. Back at the museum, Hayden's daughter Ally knocks some strange dust off the egg. When a T-rex skeleton springs to life, Ally discovers she can use museum exhibits as a springboard for time travel.

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Documentary, Action & Adventure, Kids & Family, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Special Interest
Directed By:
Written By: David Young, Andrew Gellis, Jeanne Rosenberg
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jul 3, 2001
Box Office: $47.8M
IMAX Corp.



as Dr. Donald Hayden

as Elizabeth Sample

as Ally Hayden

as Barnum Brown

as Charles Knight
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Critic Reviews for T-Rex: Back to the Cretaceous

All Critics (25) | Top Critics (10)

Leonard seems confused about his mission: amusement-park ride or educational film? He tries for a little of each and ends up with a hodgepodge.

Full Review… | January 15, 2003
L.A. Weekly
Top Critic

The Imax 3-D format continues to evolve toward narrative maturity, without bothering to ask whether viewers want it to.

Full Review… | October 30, 2001
Village Voice
Top Critic

Instead of giving its eponymous protagonist center stage to strut and fret and sit in the audience's laps, it spends its best energy throwing a watered-down, imitation-Spielberg story in your face.

Full Review… | October 30, 2001
Top Critic

It represents the pinnacle, so far, of 3-D filmmaking, and even apart from the technology, it's a very watchable little movie.

Full Review… | October 30, 2001
San Francisco Chronicle
Top Critic

The film is the sort likely to whet active young minds to know more about the past.

Full Review… | October 30, 2001
New York Times
Top Critic

Full Review… | September 7, 2011
Entertainment Weekly
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for T-Rex: Back to the Cretaceous


This film is good, the story is telling about T-Rex.

Steven Vincent Gee

Super Reviewer

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