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Journey to the Center of the Earth Reviews

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October 3, 2016
It may well be second to KING KONG (1933) as the film I have seen the greatest number of times.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
April 4, 2015
There's a rolling-boulder scene that almost certainly inspired Spielberg and Lucas when they initially dreamed up Raiders of the Lost Ark, and Peter Ronson's lovable lunk Hans seems like a live-action template of Frozen's Kristoff.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
October 11, 2012
Enjoyable hokum sci-fi tale that's based on an 1864 Jules Verne story.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
May 22, 2012
Fun for the whole family, and—instead of the 2008 3-D version's Brendan Fraser—offers James freakin' Mason, who can pull off urbane and befuddled at the same time. [Blu-ray]
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 2, 2011
A fanciful sci-fi tale for the whole family.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
July 10, 2008
well paced film entertains
Full Review | Original Score: B-
June 29, 2008
By standards of the time, the special effects of Hollywood's first (but not the only) version of Jules Verne's sci-fi classic were good and nominated for Oscars; they lost out to Ben-Hur, which swept all the awards.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
June 23, 2008
Twentieth Century Fox pulled out all the stops - and the giant mushrooms - for this silly spectacle...
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
June 6, 2007
Still captivating despite the obviously dated effects.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
June 5, 2007
Mason is charming, caustic and debonair, and the whole affair is captivating, silly fun.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
June 24, 2006
It's one of the very best Hollywood adventure movies, with lots of monsters, underground oceans, sinister villains, and touches which would have delighted Jules Verne himself.
April 6, 2006
...distinguished by its curious casting mix of Mason and pop croonster Pat Boone, some striking CinemaScope vistas, and Bernard Herrmann's orchestral score with cathedral-sized pipe organs.
March 25, 2006
It's really not very striking make-believe, when all is said and done.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
November 26, 2003
Big, glossy, entertaining if not exactly compelling.
| Original Score: 4/5
November 19, 2003
Fun sci-fi flick.
| Original Score: 3/5
October 25, 2003
A rollicking adventure with characters you care about and a plot that doesn't insult you. It's a perfect fit for any movie fan's library.
Full Review | Original Score: 86/100
October 24, 2003
Great fun.
| Original Score: 4/5
September 11, 2003
A guilty pleasure adventure with OK special effects, but more kiddie than adult oriented.
| Original Score: 2/5
July 29, 2003
It's got everything, and it's status as one of the best of the adventure movies made in 50s Hollywood remains intact.
March 23, 2003
...solid family fun...good juvenile entertainment that adults can appreciate, too.
Read More | Original Score: 7/10
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