September 9, 2020
One of those horror films that intends to be serious, scary, and bloody, but turns out laughably hokey.
April 8, 2020
One of the highlights of... the last Golden Age of so-bad-it's-good cinema.
August 15, 2018
Yet somehow, Anaconda racks up a winning score (and body count) with a mix of imagination and humour.
January 5, 2018
The monster looks like a maniacal garden hose in a couple of sequences. Still, it delivers the necessary thrills and chills.
July 6, 2010
Just to show, early on, how much danger these folks are in, we get to see the film's titular star squeeze a black panther so tight that one of its eyeballs pops out.
July 6, 2010
Anaconda, directed by Luis Llosa with all of the subtlety of a snake-oil salesman, is in the great tradition of cinematic cheese, as processed as Kraft Singles slices.
June 10, 2009
In its natural habitat, Anaconda can be appreciated for its campy pleasures, not the least of which is Jon Voight in a delirious, balls-out performance as creepy Paraguayan snake poacher Paul Serone. [Blu-ray]
January 20, 2009
...never quite lives up to the promise of its admittedly irresistible set-up...
October 18, 2008
A silly and plodding Jaws rip-off about a 40-foot man-eating snake on the prowl in the Brazilian rain forest.
August 26, 2006
Luis Llosa's Anaconda is great "B" movie trash, complete with bad special effects and cheesy monsters.
February 9, 2006
One never questions the realism of the remarkable animatronic and computer-generated effects, but it's hard to credit a snake that screams.
December 6, 2005
At its best, it refuses to take itself seriously and literally winks at us. But more often, it derives laughs unintentionally.
April 9, 2005
Done with such a wry sense of humor - thanks, especially, to an over-the-top, hopefully intentional, outrageous performance by Jon Voight, and some nifty snake effects - that you forgive its derivative nature and settle down for some fun.
December 29, 2003
Anaconda suffers from one-dimensional characters and cliches.
March 9, 2003
Both Ice Cube and Voigt are fun to watch in the film. The other actors are forgettable.