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Jurassic World Reviews

June 25, 2015
The characters are all paper-thin, but that doesn't matter because their sole purpose is to get chomped.
June 16, 2015
So basically, Jurassic World is a big-budget indictment of corporate greed, jammed with product placement for Samsung and Mercedes-Benz and Beats by Dre and Coca-Cola.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
June 15, 2015
There is plenty here to divert, but little to leave you enraptored. Such is the fate of the sequel: Bigger. Louder. Fewer teeth.
June 13, 2015
If you limit your expectations for Jurassic World to "more teeth," it will deliver on that promise. If you dare to hope for anything more-relatable characters, narrative coherence-you'll only set yourself up for disappointment.
June 12, 2015
Trevorrow is having fun taking as little of this as seriously as he needs to.
June 12, 2015
You don't go to the fourth Jurassic Park movie for up-to-date gender politics. You go for the crunchy dino-on-human action, and Jurassic World provides plenty of that.
June 12, 2015
At its best, it's good enough to take your mind off its worst, which is saying a lot.
June 11, 2015
Pratt proved in "Guardians" that he could handle hunky leading man roles, and his combination of physicality, charisma and attitude prove hard to resist one more time.
June 11, 2015
I'm not sure what specific qualities "Jurassic World" could be said to possess, beyond a vague sense of its own importance that ... comes across in the finished product as preening self-congratulation.
June 11, 2015
Jurassic World is ersatz Spielberg. It's a knock-off that, even with the brand tag of the filmmaking titan as executive producer, makes the credit feel faux.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
Top Critic
June 11, 2015
I enjoyed Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull to exactly the same degree I enjoyed Jurassic World.
June 11, 2015
In terms of its thrills and graphic design, it still looks like a low-to-mid-range Spielberg effort.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
June 11, 2015
Jurassic World never breaks out of its own confines of homage and imitation. The movie ends up as an awkward, ungainly hybrid: large, but inconsequential.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
June 11, 2015
Nothing said here will have the slightest bearing on its performance at the box office. All the same, something should be said about the film's cheesiness -- it doesn't even look good, though it sounds grand -- and the shoddiness of its workmanship.
June 11, 2015
Jurassic World ... hits all the expected beats of heroism, action and dinosaur dining. The tourists are delicious, and there are so many more to snack on this time!
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
June 11, 2015
World is a monster step up from the two disappointing previous sequels, but is sorely missing the heart and inherent wonder of the classic first film.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
June 11, 2015
"Jurrassic World" still delivers big, dumb cheap summer thrills. But extinction may be the kindest thing that can happen to this franchise.
Full Review | Original Score: C
June 11, 2015
Director Colin Trevorrow dumps out his Steven Spielberg Family Thriller Kit and makes sure all the pieces are there...but he doesn't seem to have read the assembly instructions, because the result simply doesn't fit together or perform as advertised.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
June 11, 2015
Even without world-class smarts or amusing mutations, the next generation of "Jurassic" is an enjoyable ride.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
June 11, 2015
Yet, for those who remember both the sheer terror and humor of Steven Spielberg's original Jurassic Park, Jurassic World -- much like the dinosaurs these scientists create -- proves once again that some things are best left alone.
| Original Score: 3/5
June 11, 2015
It may not equal the humor and inventiveness of the original film, but death has never been so much fun.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
June 11, 2015
There's something deeply wrong with a film that expects you to shed tears over digitally created prehistoric creatures and rubber brontosaurus heads instead of rooting for, you know, people.
Read More | Original Score: 1/4
June 11, 2015
"Jurassic World" is a roadworthy retread, a summer blockbuster that has more than its share of absurdities and bald patches but gets by anyway because dinosaurs.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
June 11, 2015
Tune out the screenplay, enjoy the silly chase scenes and swooping camera work, and wonder if this franchise has finally reached its end.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
June 11, 2015
There's more flab than muscle packed on this galumphing franchise reboot, which, as it lumbers from scene to scene, reminds you of what a great action god Steven Spielberg is. Too bad he didn't take the reins on this.
June 10, 2015
As has been previously observed, every action movie today ends up as "Transformers" and, even when it's cloned creatures fighting, the same is true here (with an antic dash of "Sharknado" tossed in for good measure).
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
June 10, 2015
There isn't anything original here, but it's all executed with energy and skill. As always, the underlying message is that nature, like Hollywood formulas, should not be tampered with.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Top Critic
June 10, 2015
Jurassic World, a goofy and fitfully entertaining summer movie, understands and even winks at its place in the pecking order of blockbuster sequels.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
June 10, 2015
This is the best of the Jurassic Park sequels and does a better job than episodes #2 and #3 in recreating the "feel" of the original.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
June 10, 2015
Motorcycle, Chris Pratt, sprinting dinosaurs: If you require more than that out of a movie, you're being unreasonable.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
June 10, 2015
Look, let's not kid ourselves. Every third person on the planet will go to see this movie, and they will find exactly what they seek, nothing more but certainly nothing less. It's that nothing more part that ultimately disappoints.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
June 10, 2015
"Jurassic World" is pure, dumb, wall-to-wall fun. When they hand you your 3-D glasses, you can check your brain at the door and pick it up on your way out.
Read More | Original Score: 4.0
June 10, 2015
What ultimately makes "Jurassic World" so satisfying is that it doesn't buy into the grandeur of the human spirit, not one bit.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
June 10, 2015
The picture is sleek and impressive, although, as with its predecessors, how much you enjoy it will depend on your tolerance for watching dinosaurs chomp down on terrified humans.
June 10, 2015
Just try not to jump out of your seat each time a leaping lizard darts into the camera frame.
June 10, 2015
It's not the cynical, cash-in cheesefest you feared. OK, Jurassic World is a little of that. But this state-of-the-art dino epic is also a blast of rumbling, roaring, "did you effing see that!" fun.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
June 10, 2015
Jurassic World, the latest incarnation of the franchise, is lacking the deft sense of wonderment, wit and suspense that guided the original.
June 10, 2015
If Jurassic Park was a bright, clean, gleaming state-of-the-art attraction, this latest iteration feels shabby and unexciting, with a definite feeling that the carnies are dealing meth behind the haunted house.
June 10, 2015
It's possible to filter out the irritating aspects and enjoy the movie as a raucous, often brilliantly assembled spectacle. But we shouldn't have to.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
June 10, 2015
Bailed out by a few good jolts, "Jurassic World" gets by, barely, as a marauding-dinosaurs narrative designed for a more jaded audience than the one "Jurassic Park" conquered back in 1993.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
June 10, 2015
For much of its running time, "Jurassic World" plays like a great theme park ride. In an age of blockbusters that lumber like herbivores, it's refreshing to see a movie as lean and mean as a velociraptor.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
June 10, 2015
While the new Jurassic World pales next to the awe-inspiring spectacle of the original, it's easily the franchise's most thrilling sequel yet.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
June 10, 2015
A movie like Jurassic World must pass one basic test: Stay diverting, if not spectacularly entertaining, even through the most ridiculous scenarios. Mission accomplished.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
June 10, 2015
It's fun enough while it lasts, but somehow, finally, all too much and not enough.
June 10, 2015
The old-fashioned Saturday matinee-like pleasures stemming from resourceful derring-do in the face of mighty odds retain an appeal if done reasonably well, which is the case here.
June 10, 2015
Along with the repurposed plot comes a sort of retro, kind of comforting '80s feel, with -- until a final, hyper-edited battle sequence -- a seeming willingness to allow the scenes some room to breathe.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
June 10, 2015
Another theme park, another bunch of knuckleheaded scientists cloned from the same strand of foresight-impaired DNA. Jurassic World has absolutely no reason for being (except for the obvious one), but at least it chomps your time painlessly.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
April 23, 2013
Even with its flaws, Jurassic World works, thanks to director Colin Trevorrow's great sense of pacing and flair for drama that transcends the idea of beasts chasing humans.