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Based on 20 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 1 )
  • 25
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    So desperate and silly that here and there, it's a lot of fun. show more

  • 75
    Mike Clark USA Today

    An enjoyably cast, superbly shot, jolt-generating device...It isn't art, but it'll crush your bones. show more

  • 88
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    A slick, scary, funny Creature Feature, beautifully photographed and splendidly acted in high adventure style. show more

  • 75
    David Sterritt Christian Science Monitor

    Coil up with a tub of popcorn, get a stranglehold on your soda - this is a creepy, action-packed boat ride down a jungle river with lots of huge snakes dropping by for man-sized snacks. show more

  • 50
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    The biggest flaw can be summed up in a short phrase: lack of excitement. Thrillers are supposed to be crammed with thrills (hence the name), but Anaconda is relatively barren of them. show more

  • 38
    Rick Groen The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    In what is surely a tribute to the dazzling mediocrity of director Luis Llosa, the real jungle looks as bland as the fake jungle. show more

  • NA
    G. Allen Johnson San Francisco Examiner

    If only director Luis Llosa and his cast could see the joke and seize upon it; instead, like its computer-morphed snake, the film doesn't have a clever bone in its body. show more

  • 50
    TV Guide

    Voight's performance -- one of the film's pure, trashy delights -- is all leer, sneer and macho swagger, while the rest of the actors feel like the disposable snake-fodder they are. show more

  • 40

    The movie provides a fair number of laughs, even if you can't help wondering how many of them were actually intentional. show more

  • 20
    Film Threat

    This film marks for Jon Voigt a concerted effort to unseat Christopher Walken in the competition for the Czarship of sneering, wheezing, Machiavellian, all-around weird guys. He spends much of his time standing around making a face like Beavis does when he's really freaked out. show more

  • September 18, 2011 SIGRID
    Report This User

    Any movie that features a snake who can\'t stomach John Voight deserves one star from me.

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