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The Lost World - Jurassic Park Reviews

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Jeanne Aufmuth
Palo Alto Weekly
May 14, 2003
Been there, done that. Now there's just more of it.
| Original Score: 2/4
Margaret A. McGurk
Cincinnati Enquirer
October 15, 2002
The story, it must be said, is no great shakes, although it's not half bad by action-movie standards. But the action -- that's why we go see movies like this -- is terrific.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
August 26, 2002
Almost awesome in its up-close encounter with wild and very dangerous dinosaurs.
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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
June 18, 2002
The Lost World has the vibe of 'obligatory sequel,' just what director Steven Spielberg probably wanted to avoid.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Joseph McBride
Boxoffice Magazine
June 5, 2002
Spielberg amply delivers the goods with...The Lost World: Jurassic Park, a beautifully crafted series of nightmarish set pieces with no other goal in mind than to scare and delight the audience.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Leslie Rigoulot
Film Scouts
April 17, 2002
The Lost World is as close to critic-proof as you can get in the movie business.
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Rick Groen
Globe and Mail
April 12, 2002
Special effects demand dino closeups, but the technical miracles seem sadly mundane.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Chris Phillips
April 17, 2001
If Jurassic Park reminds us of the magic Hollywood is capable of, The Lost World shows us how quickly we get bored.
Andrew Howe
Film Written Magazine
April 2, 2001
A cheerless, heartless monstrosity.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk
February 27, 2001
The Lost World is a tremendously enjoyable action adventure.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
February 21, 2001
Many people will find much to divert them in The Lost World, and not worry whether or not it falls short of Jurassic Park.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
January 1, 2001
The Lost World: Jurassic Park is one of those rare sequels that is better than the original.
Full Review | Original Score: 10/10
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
January 1, 2000
The Lost World, while terrifically entertaining, is also structurally out of kilter.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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James Berardinelli
January 1, 2000
Repetitiveness notwithstanding, The Lost World boasts several edge-of-the-seat moments.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Bill Stamets
Chicago Reader
January 1, 2000
Spielberg's dinos, manipulated by a small army of puppeteers, are watchable enough. But these artificial critters have little reason to be resurrected in our era, let alone on 3,300 screens over Memorial Day weekend.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
Where is the awe? Where is the sense that if dinosaurs really walked the earth, a film about them would be more than a monster movie? Where are the ooohs and ahhhs?
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
Militaristic bounty hunters...intend to capture these animals, ship them to San Diego and make a profitable spectacle out of them.
Eric D. Snider
January 1, 2000
This film works for those interested in suspenseful bone-crunching and cool computer generated carnivores.
Full Review | Original Score: B+

E! Online
January 1, 2000
Speilberg's big, noisy follow-up to Jurassic Park is destined to be an even bigger money-maker.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Peter Keough
Boston Phoenix
January 1, 2000
Not only is the premise devoid of any ingenuity, it ignores the teasing hints of the grounds for a sequel offered in the first film.
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