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Lake Placid Reviews

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Heather Wixson
Daily Dead
January 7, 2016
A light-hearted monster movie that offers up plenty of laughs, Lake Placid is still a really fun and well-made creature feature that doesn't ever treat its characters- or the audience- like morons.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
July 25, 2015
You either find the nasty-minded writing amusing or you don't, and there's nothing left for the film to draw on if you don't.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
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Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
December 13, 2014
The whole movie's a giant croc.
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
October 3, 2014
'I'm rooting for the crocodile,' announces Betty White. The line is funny and revealing: The film is smart enough to admit the monsters are usually the most interesting characters in these movies, but it's also smart enough to make the people interesting.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
July 22, 2014
Well worth the watch if only for its attempts to inject levity in what's just a simple nature run amok horror comedy.
Dustin Putman
July 8, 2014
An old-hat but somehow still fresh horror-comedy that wins its audience over by the personalities onscreen.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Scott Tobias
The Dissolve
July 7, 2014
It's neither Jaws-scary nor Tremors-funny, but genre-movie fans in 1999 did have a chance to feast on the year's talkiest, most neurotic horror movie. They respectfully declined.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Jeff Beck
July 7, 2014
While portions of the film do work pretty well, you can't help but wonder how much of an improvement a little variation would have had on the entire project.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Steve Newton
Georgia Straight
February 2, 2014
It stinks so bad that Buntzen Lake, where this bogus effort was partly filmed, probably still reeks.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/5
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
November 11, 2010
A passable yet unspectacular horror effort...
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Steve Biodrowski
July 11, 2008
Surprise to say, the film is actually, by turns, both scary and funny, although seldom at the same time.
Kevin N. Laforest
Montreal Film Journal
September 10, 2002
Far from being a great film, but it's a guilty pleasure for sure.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
March 5, 2002
Steve Miner directs this shaggy-dog movie that wonderfully reveals the strange and the wondrous in all of God's creations.
Kamal 'The Diva' Larsuel
3BlackChicks Review
February 14, 2001
If you want some mindless entertainment then go see this, if not, wait for the video.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
January 1, 2000
Lake Placid could easily have been made as a PG-13 movie, or perhaps even a PG. But the better to tempt teen-age audiences, it talks its way into an R.
| Original Score: 2/5
Scott Renshaw
Scott Renshaw's Screening Room
January 1, 2000
Very funny; unconventionally effective!
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
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James Berardinelli
January 1, 2000
Lake Placid isn't so bad that it's good; it's so bad that it's really bad.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Andrew O'Hehir
January 1, 2000
Has an easygoing sense of fun, along with one of the more memorable movie monsters of recent years.
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Gemma Files
January 1, 2000
This is just a variant on ten thousand other huge-creature-tryin'-to-kill-me movies.
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Robert Horton
January 1, 2000
A funny film!
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