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Land of the Lost Reviews

January 22, 2013
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
November 18, 2011
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
November 17, 2011
Read More | Original Score: 1/5
November 15, 2011
[A] gigantic chunk of scat.
July 31, 2009
A ragbag of lackadaisical plotting, drugs references, puerile lechery and shiny effects work, an assemblage far from child-friendly yet not quite grungey enough to wow older teens.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
June 8, 2009
The interesting thing, though, when you actually see "Land of the Lost," is that it ... essentially functions as a high-cost, high-gloss parody of itself.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
June 8, 2009
Farrell and McBride are great together at times in this movie.
June 8, 2009
Danny McBride is funny in the movie, not nearly often enough.
June 5, 2009
The movie is 90 minutes of bickering and blase under-reaction to outrageous events, interrupted by gross-out scraps such as Ferrell's run-in with an enormous mosquito, which ends with a tremendous amount of blood and guts.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
June 5, 2009
This isn't the Land of the Lost you remember from childhood, but get on its antisocial wavelength and it's fitfully laugh-out-loud funny.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
June 5, 2009
Pity the unwitting parents who take their kids to see Land of the Lost, Will Ferrell's terminally stupid, sloppy, campy and cheesy -- and thoroughly unexciting and unfunny -- experiment in 'family entertainment.'
Full Review | Original Score: .5/4
June 5, 2009
It all amounts to a certain brand of comedy -- something closer to long-form Dada than conventional humor.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
June 5, 2009
When it comes to movies, there's good stupid and there's just plain stupid. Land of the Lost is just plain stupid, and that's not good.
Full Review | Original Score: D
June 5, 2009
Land of the Lost is harmless enough. It just isn't, with the exception of a few odd air pockets, particularly funny.
June 5, 2009
What next: The Banana Splits movie?
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
June 5, 2009
It's hard to say what audience Silberling had in mind. For the kids, there's a steady parade of dinosaurs, time-travel adventures and absent-minded- professor jokes. But there are no kids to identify with.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
June 5, 2009
Always weird, sometimes aimless but occasionally really funny.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/5
June 5, 2009
With his belligerent blankness and gawky aplomb, Ferrell has made me laugh as much as any comic of his generation, but he's not doing anything fresh in Land of the Lost.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
June 5, 2009
Land of the Lost is an enjoyable regression to Saturday mornings gone by, as junky and sweet as a strawberry Pop-Tart.
June 5, 2009
[The screenwriters] haven't given Ferrell a single witty line, which may explain why he seems to be so grimly going through the motions. The jokes aren't just worn out, they're clubbed to death.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
June 5, 2009
This dramatically, thematically and artistically bankrupt comic fantasy cost something in the neighborhood of $100 million to make and isn't worth the celluloid it's printed on.
June 5, 2009
Land of the Lost is not completely terrible, and it moves briskly and safely, even though its more laugh-worthy bits have already been seen in endless commercials for the movie.
June 5, 2009
The only discernible intention in Land of the Lost, the latest comedy starring Will Ferrell acting like Will Ferrell, seems to have been to take a slight idea and make the least of it in a very expensive way.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
June 5, 2009
Will Ferrell and Danny McBride can find the dumb fun in anything. Too bad that Land of the Lost is so much less than anything.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
June 5, 2009
Not exactly a hundred million dollars' worth of classic comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
June 5, 2009
The only marginally interesting, if unsurprising, thing about Land of the Lost is that a lot of money has been spent on yet another cultural throwaway.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
June 5, 2009
Ferrell plays Dr. Rick Marshall, Quantum Paleologist. Well, kinda. He's really just Will Ferrell, Guy Who Wears Speedos No Matter What Movie He's In.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
June 4, 2009
Land of the Lost becomes an endurance test -- one that's too borderline bawdy for families and too dull and rote for anyone over 15. Who, exactly, is the intended audience for this drivel?
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
June 4, 2009
Genially terrible, Lost is lazy, sloppy multiplex filler, good for a few solid giggles and not much more.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
June 4, 2009
It doesn't help that neither Ferrell nor McBride bring their best material, with McBride offering yet another variation on an angry redneck, and Ferrell falling back on Ron Burgundy-like bluster and nonsense exclamations.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
June 4, 2009
A soulless special effects flick crossed with a tired gross-out comedy.
June 4, 2009
This Land exists at the bottom of the pop-cultural barrel.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
June 4, 2009
Not a children's movie, but a movie for people with childlike minds, Land of the Lost" combines the kind of juvenile humor that might amuse a 14-year-old with a shoddy plot that wouldn't satisfy a 5-year-old.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
June 4, 2009
A pleasantly undistinguished pudding.
June 4, 2009
Audiences of a certain sort will be dumbstruck by how high the silliness gets piled; but whether or not you're puffin' stuff, you'll likely get lost in laughter.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
June 4, 2009
Confronted with such effects, the actors make not the slightest effort to appear terrified, amazed or sometimes even mildly concerned. Some might consider that a weakness. I suspect it is more of a deliberate choice, and I say I enjoyed it.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
June 4, 2009
Lame sketch comedy, an uninspired performance from Will Ferrell and an overall failure of the imagination turn Brad Silberling's Land of the Lost into a lethargic meander through a wilderness of misfiring gags.
June 4, 2009
Dull, unfunny, and completely unsuitable for viewing by anyone who isn't a charter member of the Will Farrell fan club.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
June 3, 2009
Director Brad Silberling can't seem to decide whether he's making fun of the show's cheesy visuals or seizing on its sense of roughhewn adventure.
June 3, 2009
Modernizing a 1970s children's TV show known for its cheap special effects offered certain possibilities, but the filmmakers have traded in any kid-friendly elements for bathroom humor of dinosaur-sized proportions.
June 3, 2009
Land of the Lost has stray amusing 
tidbits, but overall it leaves you feeling splattered.
Full Review | Original Score: C
June 3, 2009
Many of the bits are far too adult for children, yet no adult with a brain bigger than a walnut -- inside joke the filmmakers evidently thought was hilarious -- would find the story the least bit compelling.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
June 3, 2009
Stupid on an epic scale or epic on a stupid one, Land of the Lost is as close as Will Ferrell comes these days to a 'kid friendly' movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5