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Journey to the Center of the Earth Reviews

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Matthew Pejkovic
Matt's Movie Reviews
July 22, 2015
This latest adaptation of Journey to the Centre of the Earth is clean cut entertainment recommended for a family night out, although some scenes may frighten the little ones.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
February 18, 2012
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Burl Burlingame
Honolulu Star-Advertiser
July 5, 2011
Brendan Fraser's physical dexterity and comic timing are laid out in good order here, and "Journey" is pretty much a Frasermobile. Without him, it just doesn't go anywhere.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Cole Abaius
Film School Rejects
February 11, 2009
Overall, everyone involved does well, but no one besides the 3D is doing much to drop your jaw.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Prairie Miller
October 18, 2008
Brendan Fraser's playful force of personality rules, 3D or no 3D, one of the few funny guys who could grab attention away from a dinosaur in assault mode, in the center of the earth or anywhere else on the planet.
Sandra Hall
Sydney Morning Herald
October 3, 2008
The movie proves the perfect showcase for 3D. I can't say that it does the same for Fraser.
Julie Rigg
MovieTime, ABC Radio National
September 26, 2008
It's all good clean fun: a rattling good yarn, in fact, with mostly nicely modulated performances from Fraser, Hutcherson and Bream, emphasising confidence, growth, solidarity and self-reliance.
Vicky Roach
Daily Telegraph (Australia)
September 26, 2008
Fraser salvages his reputation as a solid, matinee-style action hero in this family-oriented fantasy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Shannon J. Harvey
Sunday Times (Australia)
September 26, 2008
As harmlessly entertaining as it is, this journey is a few screams and gasps short of a real 3D thrill ride.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Leigh Paatsch
Herald Sun (Australia)
September 26, 2008
The utopian ecosystem setting - dominated by lush rainforests and vast oceans - is magnificent to gawk at, and the 3D cinematography makes fine use of the prehistoric wildlife and unexplained phenomena.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Andrew L. Urban
Urban Cinefile
September 18, 2008
The stars here are the novelties of 3D, which certainly make it fun %u2013 just a tad repetitive for anyone over 25, I suspect
Louise Keller
Urban Cinefile
September 18, 2008
Giant fossilised mushrooms, flying fish with massive teeth, glowing bluebirds, a rollercoaster ride on an underground mine railway and magnetic floating rocks are some of the ingredients of this 3D adventure take on Jules Verne's classic sci-fi novel . .
Jeff Bayer
The Scorecard Review
August 27, 2008
If you can turn off your mind, and I know that is pretty easy for most of us, then you'll get a kick out of this 3D journey.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Mike McGranaghan
Aisle Seat
August 5, 2008
In 2-D, Journey to the Center of the Earth would be okay, I guess, but you'd be more apt to notice the cardboard characters, or the thin plotting, or the way each grave danger seems to be easily solved. In 3-D, however, it's a complete blast.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
July 28, 2008
Colourful good fun on the big screen, especially in 3D. Although only kids will fall for the bloodless violence and corny plot points.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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
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
Top Critic
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
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