Lake Placid - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Lake Placid Reviews

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Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
December 13, 2014
The whole movie's a giant croc.
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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
February 9, 2006
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Houston Chronicle
July 21, 2005
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Globe and Mail
April 25, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Jeff Strickler
Minneapolis Star Tribune
November 6, 2002
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Andrew O'Hehir
Salon.com
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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Robert Horton
Film.com
January 1, 2000
A funny film!
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
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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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Andy Seiler
USA Today
January 1, 2000
Pullman once made a career playing bumbling idiots, but now he seems to play only dashing leading men. He was better at bumblers.
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Jane Sumner
Dallas Morning News
January 1, 2000
What's missing here is Mr. Kelley's stock in trade - a three-act script with snappy dialogue.
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Curtis Morgan
Miami Herald
January 1, 2000
A genial, if grisly, example of the hallowed summertime genre.
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Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
Laughably stupid, only fitfully scary.
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Jonathan Foreman
New York Post
January 1, 2000
Lake Placid combines humor and thrills with remarkable deftness.
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Susan Stark
Detroit News
January 1, 2000
The funniest film of the summer!
| Original Score: 3/4
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
January 1, 2000
There's a special look that actors get - avid yet resigned - when the movie they're starring in is so bad it practically billboards their stalled careers.
Full Review | Original Score: D
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Kevin Maynard
Mr. Showbiz
January 1, 2000
Dull, jokey, and insubstantial!
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Robert Koehler
Variety
January 1, 2000
Ludicrous premise and slim thrills!
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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
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Gemma Files
Film.com
January 1, 2000
This is just a variant on ten thousand other huge-creature-tryin'-to-kill-me movies.
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Glenn Lovell
San Jose Mercury News
January 1, 2000
A talky, marginally entertaining monster movie.
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Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune
January 1, 2000
An almost mystifyingly bad movie!