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Anaconda Reviews

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Top Critic
Stephen Holden
New York Times
January 1, 2000
A trashily entertaining reptilian version of Jaws set in the steaming heart of the Amazon rain forest.
Top Critic
James Berardinelli
ReelViews
January 1, 2000
Anaconda is trying to be a Jaws for the '90s, but, like last year's The Ghost and the Darkness, it falls short in several key areas.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
It's a slick, scary, funny Creature Feature, beautifully photographed and splendidly acted in high adventure style.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
James Sanford
rec.arts.movies.reviews
January 1, 2000
An opening title informs us that anacondas will sometimes regurgitate their victims, just to have the pleasure of devouring them again: Yes, friends, prepare for the awesome spectacle of a vomiting giant serpent!
Chris Wright
Boston Phoenix
January 1, 2000
As for the creature who plays the title role, it's lean, it's mean, and it has a delightful habit of spitting up its partially digested prey.
Dan Jardine
Apollo Guide
January 1, 2000
The set-ups for each snake attack are so blatantly telegraphed that there's little tension, and the snake itself is so obviously computer generated that instead of inspiring fear, we end up snooping for the metaphorical strings that hold this thing aloft.
| Original Score: 59/100
Madeleine Williams
Cinematter
January 1, 2000
Anaconda is an uninspired monster movie about, you guessed it, a giant anaconda.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
January 1, 2000
The special effects are stunning, as is Jon Voight's memorable performance as the sneering, evil adventurer, whose obsessive calling has transgressed from the priesthood to anaconda hunting.
Marty Mapes
Movie Habit
January 1, 2000
I was disappointed.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Steve Rhodes
Internet Reviews
January 1, 2000
One thing that can be said for the film, it does have a high energy level and lots of action, even if it is all preposterous.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Edward Johnson-Ott
NUVO Newsweekly
January 1, 2000
Fans of the horror genre may be tempted to check out Anaconda. Don't.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Marc Savlov
Austin Chronicle
January 1, 2000
Charmless, unfrightening, and even devoid of the requisite gratuitous nudity, Anaconda just plain bites.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Chris Hicks
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
January 1, 2000
It's been quite awhile since we've had a good old-fashioned monster movie. And apparently it's going to be quite awhile longer.
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Mike Clark
USA Today
January 1, 2000
It isn't art, but it'll crush your bones.
| Original Score: 3/4
Jason McKiernan
Filmcritic.com
January 1, 2000
Anaconda unfolds with all the on-the-nose deliberateness of a direct-to-video cheesefest that takes itself way too seriously.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
G. Allen Johnson
San Francisco Examiner
January 1, 2000
The anaconda effects bring out the worst in the recent computer-morphing technology. In wide shots, when the anaconda slithers and coils at terrifying speed, it looks like an animated cartoon.
Rob Blackwelder
SPLICEDWire
January 1, 2000
To be honest, this is a one-star movie, but I'm granting it an extra star because it made my face hurt from laughing.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Blake French
NutzWorld
January 1, 2000
as stupid as movies nowadays come
Full Review| Original Score: 5/10
Scott Renshaw
rec.arts.movies.reviews
January 1, 2000
Anaconda is simplistic, and could have used more of its monster, but it delivers.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com
January 1, 2000
can best be summed up by a line delivered midway by Lopez without the slightest bit of irony: 'This film was supposed to be my big break, and now it's turned into a disaster.'
Full Review | Original Score: 0/4
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