Lake Placid Reviews

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July 9, 2019
The lazy finale makes Lake Placid seem more marginal and forgettable than it already was, which is actually something of a feat.
July 9, 2019
Miner's thoroughly unimaginative visual style sees to it that "Lake Placid" is not the least bit frightening, and the entire undertaking generates maybe one decent laugh. That is, if you don't count Fonda's chronic inability to act.
July 9, 2019
Lake Placid is an entertaining comedy thriller directed by Steve Miner and scripted by David E Kelley, the man who brought us Ally McBeal.
December 13, 2014
The whole movie's a giant croc.
February 9, 2006
This is a bouillabaisse of aquatic exploitation pics.
Top Critic
April 25, 2003
January 1, 2000
A talky, marginally entertaining monster movie.
January 1, 2000
A funny film!
January 1, 2000
An almost mystifyingly bad movie!
January 1, 2000
Laughably stupid, only fitfully scary.
January 1, 2000
Dull, jokey, and insubstantial!
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.
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.
January 1, 2000
Ludicrous premise and slim thrills!
January 1, 2000
Sometimes quality isn't important. There can be something comforting in the predictably mediocre.
January 1, 2000
Has an easygoing sense of fun, along with one of the more memorable movie monsters of recent years.
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.
January 1, 2000
Lake Placid isn't so bad that it's good; it's so bad that it's really bad.
January 1, 2000
This is the kind of movie that actors discuss in long, sad talks with their agents.
January 1, 2000
This is just a variant on ten thousand other huge-creature-tryin'-to-kill-me movies.
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