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Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom Reviews

July 17, 2018
Fallen Kingdom delivers on its promise and then some. But once fully digested, this high-calorie snack will likely not rank very high on the Jurassic franchise food chain.
June 29, 2018
Golly, maybe life really will find a way, even in a franchise whose last installment played like a zombified version of the original entry from Steven Spielberg.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
June 27, 2018
Fallen Kingdom is the silliest and most purely enjoyable variation on a story that a few big studio productions have been offering recently.
June 22, 2018
J.A. Bayona demonstrates a flair for the gothic... which has less pyrotechnics but more suspense.
June 22, 2018
Although each Jurassic movie is fated to essentially repeat the same idea-oh no, dinosaurs!-this new era has come up with ways to surprise, terrify, and inspire, which is enough to keep the heart of the franchise beating.
June 22, 2018
Individually, there is really artful and muscular camerawork going on here, but for the most part it is kind of mindless.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
June 22, 2018
The viewer might be left with a few decent frights, but at this point the mortal terror of Spielberg's original film has been diminished beyond repair.
June 22, 2018
The latest and arguably least of the series. At this point, you've seen one velociraptor, you've seen them all.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
June 22, 2018
This is without question the best "Jurassic Park" sequel - smart, scary, and even emotionally powerful.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Top Critic
June 22, 2018
As brainless summer-escapism movies go, this one can't go fast enough.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
June 22, 2018
The wow factor of the "Jurassic Park" series is long gone, replaced by a routine sense of tedium. Close the park for good already.
Full Review | Original Score: C
June 22, 2018
Like almost every other major studio film this summer, Fallen Kingdom plays dumb, and happily.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Top Critic
June 21, 2018
As derivative as Fallen Kingdom is, it's still a step up from its immediate ancestor.
June 21, 2018
The scattershot quality is crazy-making, but still entertaining if you keep your expectations in check.
June 21, 2018
It wouldn't be a surprise to discover that the film wasn't based on a script but a schematic, a blueprint for everything Hollywood desires in popcorn-crunching entertainment during the dog days.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
June 21, 2018
Like an ancient volcano thundering to life, the "Jurassic" realm keeps roaring onto film screens with unexpected energy. The fifth episode in the series, "Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom," is the latest and arguably greatest of all.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
June 21, 2018
It's time for these dinos to become extinct again.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
June 21, 2018
[It's] is a movie that pounds us with a pretentious, nearly operatic score while indulging in B-movie clichés and calling for the main characters to make idiotic decisions just to keep the story rolling.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
June 21, 2018
Another "Jurassic" flick wasn't necessary, but it's a fantastic ride all the same.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
June 21, 2018
Yet while the previous film distinguished itself in part by making its dinosaurs bigger and badder, the latest trip to "Jurassic World" merely manages to make them bigger -- and worse.
June 21, 2018
The only moments where the film tries to do something of consequence with the plot, tying back (albeit barely) into the gene research drama that kicked off the series, end up being pretty dumb.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
June 21, 2018
Bayona and his writers wanted to give audiences a different kind of monster movie. That they did.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
June 21, 2018
This newest entry in the "Jurassic" series is a pretty good dinosaur movie, entertaining most of the way.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
June 21, 2018
Fallen Kingdom is so committed to thunderous spectacle that it fails to capture the poetry of these beasts in all their spiky, scaly, long-necked wonder. They deserve better.
June 21, 2018
It's enough for a fun fright night at the movies but lacks anything else: character, mystery, wonder, danger. The film's a rush for an audience that only wants the high.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
June 20, 2018
It makes a few gestures toward "Planet of the Apes"-style apocalypticism, attempts a bit of tongue-in-cheeky humor and phones in the rest.
June 20, 2018
It commits the worst possible sin: It makes dinosaurs boring.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
June 20, 2018
The movie too often defaults to people running around screaming - which is, to be fair, the backbone of this franchise, but it gets awfully old here.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
June 20, 2018
J.A. Bayona's film never figures out what it wants to be, casting about for a coherent tone. Thanks in large part to Derek Connolly and Colin Trevorrow's script, it doesn't find one.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
June 20, 2018
Bayona knows why audiences flock to a "Jurassic" movie and the best thing he does is create a strong empathy for the exquisitely detailed computer-generated dinos.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
June 20, 2018
Fallen Kingdom isn't dino-myte. It's dino doo-doo.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
June 19, 2018
The best thing "Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom" has going for it is director J.A. Bayona, who takes a mediocre script by Derek Connolly and Colin Trevorrow and directs the living daylights out of it.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
June 19, 2018
Bloodless, soulless, bereft of personality or idiosyncrasy, delivering only meticulously engineered thrills based on repeating what has worked in the past.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
June 19, 2018
Sequel to the 2015 franchise revival wastes its stars and feels like a T. Rex-sized cashgrab. Why cast Pratt, that rare movie star with a comic's sense of mischief, and then reduce him to a pawn who runs around hitting his marks like a robot?
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Top Critic
June 19, 2018
Fallen Kingdom understands that, as much as Jurassic Park has the shape of an action movie, its roots are in horror, and Bayona takes evident glee in drawing out his scares.
June 18, 2018
All the heart-thumping familiarity should thrill longtime fans of this epic franchise - and frustrate anyone looking for a dynamic (dino-mic?) shakeup.
June 18, 2018
If this is the best the "Jurassic" series can manage, it's the real endangered species.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
June 6, 2018
The movie plays like a strenuous imitation of Steven Spielberg instead of the real deal.
June 5, 2018
These movies will go on and on, but some of us are still waiting for them to evolve.
June 5, 2018
"Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom" gets away with its unoriginality for the most part, but this franchise's desperation is starting to show. It's time to evolve or go extinct.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
June 5, 2018
As a lava-spewing, raptor-training, teeth-gnashing, monster-in-the-basement creature feature, it has a certain freshness.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
June 5, 2018
In making even the most vicious creatures more than just hungry, hungry dinos, the aging franchise has rediscovered its inner child. And ours.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
June 5, 2018
This fun, pacy addition to the dino disaster franchise doesn't do much that's particularly new -- though what it does, it does with a fair whack of panache.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
June 5, 2018
It all just hangs there like so much else in this movie, undeveloped concepts that could one day be turned into a genuinely exciting, surprising film. Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom is, sadly, not it.
June 5, 2018
Fallen Kingdom sticks to the series' dependable template.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
June 5, 2018
A thrill ride that finally escapes the theme park.
June 5, 2018
The franchise's latest entry takes its cues from the knuckleheaded plotting and CGI overload of Jurassic World, where super-sized dinos face dumb capitalists and bleeding-heart environmentalists toil to save the day. We all know the drill.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
June 5, 2018
The less you try to dissect it, the more you'll enjoy it.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
June 5, 2018
The first "Jurassic World" was, quite simply, not a good ride. "Fallen Kingdom" is an improvement, but it's the first "Jurassic" film to come close to pretending it isn't a ride at all, and as a result it ends up being just a passable ride.
June 5, 2018
How hard is it to make running away from a rampaging dinosaur look at least a little exciting?