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The Lost World - Jurassic Park Reviews

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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
September 7, 2011
The movie, at its best, is good fun: deft, scary, engrossing. Yet it's never great fun.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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Leonard Klady
Variety
November 5, 2008
The dinosaur creations are even better than those in the first film --- credible, breathtaking and frightening. As for the rest, every department pales by comparison.
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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
June 24, 2006
In short, what you'd expect, and no more.
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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
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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
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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
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Susan Stark
Detroit News
January 1, 2000
| Original Score: 3/4
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Mike Clark
USA Today
January 1, 2000
Offers less screen rapture for your raptor than its predecessor did, unless your sole priority is dino-mighty effects.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
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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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.
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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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Louis B. Parks
Houston Chronicle
January 1, 2000
There are many more dinosaurs this time around, taking up much more screen time...But don't expect to be wowed as much as you were by Jurassic Park.
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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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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