Journey to the Center of the Earth - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Journey to the Center of the Earth Reviews

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Lori Hoffman
Atlantic City Weekly
July 22, 2008
This flick is strictly kids' stuff, but with the 3D enticement, it makes for an enjoyable, lightweight good time.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Austin Kennedy
Sin Magazine
July 21, 2008
As it is with alot of gimmick movies, there is just not enough material to even sustain 90 minutes.
Full Review| Original Score: 2.5/4
David Cornelius
July 21, 2008
These filmmakers understand why audiences have put on the 3D glasses, and they offer up visual trick after visual trick in hopes of keeping the viewers wowed.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Anthony Lane
New Yorker
July 21, 2008
Most of the movie, directed by Eric Brevig, is as daft, outlandish, and speedy as it needs to be, and, for all its newfangled effects, touchingly old-fashioned in its reverence for the Jules Verne novel that inspired it.
Linda Cook
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
July 19, 2008
There's no doubt about it: The 3-D special effects steal the show from the human performers in 'Journey to the Center of the Earth,' a family film that's a fun adventure.
Full Review| Original Score: 3/4
Bob Grimm
Reno News and Review
July 17, 2008
If it's 3D, it's fun. Without the glasses, it sucks hard.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.75/5
Steve Biodrowski
July 17, 2008
If you plan to see this movie at all, see it at a 3D engagement, because the spectacular computer-generated imagery - as often as not flying out of the screen and into your face - is the only reason for the price of admission.
Mark R. Leeper
July 16, 2008
Fun as thrill ride, but surprisingly poor as film.
Full Review| Original Score: 4/10
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
July 16, 2008
I don't know if this movie would be nearly as good when seen in regular old 2D. In 3D, it is a good roller coaster ride.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
July 16, 2008
As for Fraser's overacting, he's such a ham that his eyes pop out of the screen even more menacingly than those sharp dinosaur choppers.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
July 16, 2008
A pleasantly cast mediocrity that scores slightly higher marks in its 3-D incarnation.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Richard Knight
Windy City Times
July 16, 2008
A perfect Saturday matinee movie.
Sean McBride
Sean the Movie Guy
July 15, 2008
a theme park metaphor is particularly apt in describing this movie because it plays like the 3-D attractions you can find over at Sea World. It's exciting, funny, not too scary and quite short%u2014young kids will absolutely love it.
| Original Score: 3/4
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
July 15, 2008
The first summer movie that is both: a) truly comparable to a roller coaster ride; and b) significantly worse than a roller coaster ride.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Jackie K. Cooper
July 15, 2008
Without the 3-D effects it is a rather ordinary movie
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Larry Ratliff
San Antonio Express-News
July 15, 2008
This 'Journey' appears to take place in an amusement park.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
July 15, 2008
Isn't the worst film in theaters, nor will it manage to be the worst film all year...
Boo Allen
Denton Record-Chronicle
July 14, 2008
Obviously aimed at kids, but it's an enjoyable romp.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
S. Jhoanna Robledo
Common Sense Media
July 14, 2008
Formulaic but exciting family action-adventurer.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
July 14, 2008
...the 3-D version of the film is good, dumb fun. In standard 2-D, I imagine, it would just be dumb, and much less fun
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