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Lake Placid Reviews

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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
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
December 13, 2014
The whole movie's a giant croc.
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
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.
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
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
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
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
November 11, 2010
A passable yet unspectacular horror effort...
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
July 11, 2008
Surprise to say, the film is actually, by turns, both scary and funny, although seldom at the same time.
September 10, 2002
Far from being a great film, but it's a guilty pleasure for sure.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
March 5, 2002
Steve Miner directs this shaggy-dog movie that wonderfully reveals the strange and the wondrous in all of God's creations.
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
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.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
January 1, 2000
Very funny; unconventionally effective!
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
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
January 1, 2000
Has an easygoing sense of fun, along with one of the more memorable movie monsters of recent years.
January 1, 2000
This is just a variant on ten thousand other huge-creature-tryin'-to-kill-me movies.
January 1, 2000
A funny film!
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