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Based on 25 Reviews
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  • 50
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    The strange thing is that for all of Fonda's whining, Pullman's wary squinting and muttering, the bad dialogue, the cheesy effects, the severed toes, the severed heads, the severed bodies and the cliched directorial choices, Lake Placid adds up to a halfway enjoyable time at the movies. show more

  • 50
    Andy Seiler USA Today

    Amusingly macabre. [16 July 1999] show more

  • 63
    Liam Lacey The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    A formulaic thriller, treated in a style that's just shy of outright parody. show more

  • 50
    Wesley Morris San Francisco Examiner

    It also goes out of its way to give you a schlocky B-movie vibe by wrangling bait in the form of a bunch of Big-Gulp stupid stock characters - that's a whopping 44 oz. more stupid than you probably were bargaining for. show more

  • 25
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    The movie is pretty bad, all right. But it has a certain charm. It's so completely wrong-headed from beginning to end that it develops a doomed fascination. show more

  • 25
    Michael Wilmington Chicago Tribune

    An almost mystifyingly bad movie. show more

  • 25
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    A bunch of IQ-challenged characters traipsing through a laughably bad scenario brought to life using silly dialogue, banal direction, and questionable special effects. show more

  • 80

    A straightforward camping-holiday nightmare, or a sly, ironic take on the same. It works deliciously as both. show more

  • 70
    Ron Wells Film Threat

    While we do get a bit of gore, the movie is really about this wacky bunch of people jumping on each other's nerves, kind of a zany hero's journey. show more

  • 50
    Maitland McDonagh TV Guide

    Smoothly enjoyable, undemanding entertainment and features a couple of knock-out giant croc attacks. show more

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