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Based on 18 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 3 )
  • 50
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    The biggest sequel of the summer has more dinosaurs, better special effects and more action than the original... But the inspiration is gone, and with it most of the fun. show more

  • 75
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    Much of this movie seems like a retread of Jurassic Park (with a little King Kong thrown in at the end), not because director Steven Spielberg is intentionally copying himself, but because there's really not much more that he can do with the premise. show more

  • 50
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    Steven Spielberg, a gifted filmmaker, should have reimagined the material, should have seen it through the eyes of someone looking at dinosaurs, rather than through the eyes of someone looking at a box-office sequel. show more

  • 50
    David Sterritt Christian Science Monitor

    Steven Spielberg's blockbuster whips up superficial sorts of excitement, and unlike the original "Jurassic Park," the picture looks tacky around the edges. show more

  • 50
    Barbara Shulgasser San Francisco Examiner

    The thrill is most certainly not in the script by David Koepp, written from Michael Crichton's novel....Most of the writing is the blandest sort of twaddle, jokes you can practically recite along with actors. show more

  • 80

    There was no way, no matter how much Spielberg flounce was imbued in this sprightly sequel, that it was going to be as good as the original. It isn't. By a long shot. But even two thirds of the way toward Jurassic Park is about a third better than your average buster of blocks. show more

  • 60
    Film Threat

    It's technologically more advanced, far more thrilling and there's infinitely more dinos per minute. show more

  • 78
    Marc Savlov Austin Chronicle

    The Lost World (unlike Spielberg's original film) leaps head first into the action, rushing, it seems, to get the film's real stars -- the dinosaurs -- to the screen as quickly as possible, and it does so with considerable verve. show more

  • 70
    Peter Rainer Dallas Observer

    The Lost World is a smoother, scarier ride than its predecessor, with twice as many dinosaurs twice as well designed eating twice as many people...But he's not particularly playful with his terrors here, and that's a disappointment coming from a filmmaker who can mix scares and laughs the way no one else ever has. show more

  • 70
    Kevin Thomas Los Angeles Times

    It's not just that we've been there before but also that Steven Spielberg and his associates simply haven't been able to imagine as many flat-out scary moments this time around. show more

  • February 05, 2012 Dry Master
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    This movie is not as great as the first and never put this in a viewers point of view. It was entertaining and educational just as the first, but the story was a little flat and was just didn't have the ''Jurassic'' material.

  • March 31, 2009 Paul Preister
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    least favorite 1, but good.

  • July 03, 2008 nderpd99
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