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The Lost World Reviews

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Top Critic
Don Druker
Chicago Reader
June 8, 2015
Harry Hoyt directed, combining incredible special effects (the monsters) and unbearable melodrama (the actors).

June 8, 2015
Great fun in itself -- and a clear forebear of the Jurassic Park films.
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Mordaunt Hall
New York Times
January 7, 2008
As soon as the thrilling sequences are reached, where the explorers are seen in the supposed habitat of the living dinosauri, brontosauri, allosauri and other prehistoric monsters, there is no end of excitement.
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Nick Bradshaw
Time Out
June 24, 2006
The film retains a certain naive wonderment, the story (Eurocentric as it may be) still holds up, and Wallace Beery is an inimitably hirsute Professor Challenger.
Mark Bourne
April 7, 2006
It built the mold for much of what came afterward, and those of us who enjoy fantastical films have much to thank it and Willis O'Brien for.
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
August 19, 2005
The tremendous special effects of Willis O'Brien, who later did the same for King Kong, make this film essential viewing for film historians.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Emanuel Levy
August 10, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
January 22, 2003
Highly entertaining, if somewhat clumsy, silent special effects film.
| Original Score: 4/5
Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium
September 6, 2002
| Original Score: 4/5
Kim Newman
Empire Magazine
July 25, 2001
The main attraction, however, is Willis H. O'Brien's pre-King Kong stop motion monster effects.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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