• The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997)

The Lost World: Jurassic Park

Release Date: May 23rd, 1997

DVD Release Date: October 10th, 2000

PG-13 |2 hr 14 min

Plot Summary

John Hammond (Richard Attenborough) summons chaos theorist Ian Malcolm (Jeff Goldblum) to his home with some startling information -- while nearly everything at his Jurassic Park had been destroyed, his engineers happened to have a second site, where other dinosaurs were kept in hiding. It seems the dinosaurs on the second island are alive and well and even breeding; and Hammond wants Malcolm to observe and document the reptiles before Hammond's financiers can get to them.

Cast: Jeff Goldblum, Julianne Moore, Pete Postlethwaite, Arliss Howard, Richard Attenborough, Vince Vaughn, Vanessa Lee Chester, Peter Stormare

Director: Steven Spielberg

Genres: Adventure , Action , Science fiction , Thriller

Production Co: Universal Pictures, Amblin Entertainment

Distributors: Universal Pictures

Keywords: Suspenseful, Daughter, Rivalry, Doctor, 1990s, Pursuit, Survival

Ratings & Reviews

  • 50
    Roger EbertChicago 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 SterrittChristian 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

  • 75
    James BerardinelliReelViews

    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

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com


Nominated Visual Effects