Jurassic Park Reviews

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November 14, 2017
An economic necessity of securing a PG certificate for what is essentially a horror film has been allowed to intervene in the story-telling, so that the tone is constantly disrupted by an incongruous reassurance.
August 23, 2013
Jurassic Park is the most self-reflexive blockbuster ever made ...
August 22, 2013
A thrill ride worthy of a real-life amusement park.
July 31, 2013
Jurassic Park is an astonishing success in one sense and one sense only: It is the monster of all monster movies, guaranteed to challenge weak bladders, flutter heartbeats and win automatic Oscars for the [tech crew].
April 8, 2013
Jurassic Park shows us a director in transition, and the film captures his transformation in its own kind of cinematic amber.
April 5, 2013
The enthralling man-vs.-nature parable based on the late Michael Crichton's best-selling novel hasn't aged one bit.
April 5, 2013
The 3-D process adds not just dimension but depth - a technological extension of cinematographer Gregg Toland's deep-focus innovations in The Grapes of Wrath and Citizen Kane. The change in perspective creates greater intensity.
April 4, 2013
I'm a fan of this movie. It is thrilling, and the 3-D treatment is a nice enhancement.
April 4, 2013
This movie doesn't just stand the test of time, it transcends it.
April 4, 2013
"Jurassic Park" remains an absolute thrill from a Spielberg in top form: Funny, scary, fast-moving and full of just-right details.
April 4, 2013
"Jurassic Park" was impressive in 1993. Twenty years later, it's flawless.
April 4, 2013
Spielberg has gone on to weightier and more prestigious projects, but this thrill ride is one of his best and a masterpiece of the genre.
April 3, 2013
That T. rex is worth the wait, but the wait itself is even more memorable.
April 1, 2013
For all the ingenuity of the movie's engineering, Jurassic Park doesn't have the imagination -- or the courage -- to take us any place we haven't been a thousand times before. It's just a creature feature on amphetamines.
April 1, 2013
Do the dinosaurs work? Indeed they do. Does anything else? Not really.
April 1, 2013
The earthshaking footfalls of these lizard-kings are palpable and terrifying. Spielberg's crew of dinosaur-effects artists has conjured up a Mesozoic menagerie whose realism outdoes anything in cinema history.
April 1, 2013
This is as close as any of us is likely to get to witnessing life in prehistoric times.
April 1, 2013
The characters aren't much more well-defined than the anonymous victims of a teen horror movie... The dinosaur effects, however, are absolutely stunning, and sometimes so natural that one even forgets to be impressed.
September 23, 2011
It's not exactly brilliantly acted, except by the dinosaurs and raptors - there wasn't time for the usual number of takes.
September 22, 2011
Steven Spielberg's dino-park thrill ride comes up eye-wateringly shiny in this rereleased version - even if its clunkier elements have become a bit more obvious with time.
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