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Based on 20 Reviews
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fan reviews ( 5 )
  • 88
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Colossal entertainment -- the eye-popping, mind-bending, kick-out-the-jams thrill ride of summer and probably the year. show more

  • 100
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    One great monster movie. [11 June 1993, Daily Notebook, p.C1] show more

  • 88
    Mike Clark USA Today

    Spielberg's must-see is so wondrous at depicting things that go crunch in the night that its human characterizations and pokey exposition seem astonishingly halfhearted… On a "people" level, Park isn't “Jaws,” but on a jolt level - oh, yes, it is. [11 June 1993, Life, p.1D] show more

  • 75
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    The movie delivers all too well on its promise to show us dinosaurs. We see them early and often, and they are indeed a triumph of special effects artistry, but the movie is lacking other qualities that it needs even more, such as a sense of awe and wonderment, and strong human story values. show more

  • 75
    Dave Kehr Chicago Tribune

    Given the complexity of attitudes and the ambiguous take on the family represented in such Spielberg films as “E.T.'' and “Poltergeist,'' the bland affirmations of Jurassic Park seem platitudinous and insincere. He's forcing it here, and it shows. [11 June 1993, Friday, p.A] show more

  • 75
    David Sterritt Christian Science Monitor

    There's only one kind of movie that Spielberg has truly mastered: the kind that looks like a wide-screen video game complete with loony plot twists and mind-bending special effects. And that's Jurassic Park down to its bones. [11 June 1993, Arts, p.12] show more

  • 75
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    The biggest weakness of the novel is characterization, and the same flaw is fully evident in the screen adaptation. show more

  • 25
    Jay Scott The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    Perfectly passable kiddie escapism. It has a thrill or two, and a chill or three, but it has no poetry, little sense of wonder, no resonant subtext (Jungian or otherwise), no art... When it's over, it's gone. Extinct. show more

  • 100

    So the script and the performances aren't exactly Oscar material, but it scarcely matters given that the real stars here are the ILM-created dinosaurs, a miracle of modern moviemaking. show more

  • 70
    TV Guide

    An exhilarating, sometimes terrifying monster of a movie that, once it gets you in its clutches, won't put you down again until the closing credits start to roll. show more

  • April 11, 2013 STAN
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    I thought Jurassic Park 3D was fantastic!! I really recomend this movie.

  • February 05, 2012 ec00000000111598
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    this is a good movie to watch to learn that shows you that what walked on earth before us

  • February 05, 2012 Dry Master
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    Great movie! It's educational, scary, and satisfying! I love it. You can't expect to see a dinosaur in the woods, and is still frightning. I love this movie and is the better than it's sequels!

  • January 18, 2010 diegodamnit
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    WOOOOH my favorite dinosaur movie, great story. awesome

  • March 31, 2009 Paul Preister
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    great series

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  • The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997)

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