The Crocodile Hunter: Collision Course 2002

Critics score:
53 / 100

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Boston Globe: Read more

John Monaghan, Detroit Free Press: As a wildly popular TV star and director of the Australia Zoo wildlife reserve, Steve Irwin has rescued 100 crocodiles, personally wrangling them for relocation. But he's powerless to save his movie debut. Read more

Connie Ogle, Miami Herald: Extremely silly but mildly enjoyable. Read more

Richard Roeper, Ebert & Roeper: The Crocodile Hunter: Collision Course exists because it's a star vehicle for Steve Irwin's antics, and either you find his caffeinated persona charming or tiresome. I think he's a hoot. Read more

Adam Graham, Detroit News: A laughable -- or rather, unlaughable -- excuse for a film. Read more

Robert K. Elder, Chicago Tribune: Irwin and his director never come up with an adequate reason why we should pay money for what we can get on television for free. Read more

A.O. Scott, New York Times: Mr. Irwin's hammy lack of inhibition can be a little wearing; it's a good thing the snakes can't hear, or else they might get really mad. But his enthusiasm is ultimately irresistible. Read more

Tom Keogh, Seattle Times: Whether seen on a 10-inch television screen or at your local multiplex, the edge-of-your-seat, educational antics of Steve Irwin are priceless entertainment. Read more

Eleanor Ringel Gillespie, Atlanta Journal-Constitution: Irwin's zeal for for the beauties and oddities of his homeland is infectious. By the end of the movie, you'll probably think Irwin something of a beauty and oddity, too. Read more

Houston Chronicle: Read more

Lisa Schwarzbaum, Entertainment Weekly: The daft thing is wild about wildlife. Read more

Liam Lacey, Globe and Mail: Why, you may ask, why should you buy the movie milk when the TV cow is free? There's no good answer to that one. Read more

Jane Sumner, Dallas Morning News: [Irwin's] a charismatic figure and genuinely funny as he takes one flop after another into the swamp. Read more

Gendy Alimurung, L.A. Weekly: Thankfully, the film, which skirts that rapidly deteriorating line between fantasy and reality ... takes a tongue-in-cheek attitude even as it pushes the Croc Hunter agenda. Read more

Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times: You see a couple of likable people journeying though the outback, encountering dangerous critters and getting too close for comfort, while lecturing us on their habits and dangers and almost being killed by them. Read more

Edward Guthmann, San Francisco Chronicle: As it stands, Crocodile Hunter has the hurried, badly cobbled look of the 1959 Godzilla, which combined scenes of a Japanese monster flick with canned shots of Raymond Burr commenting on the monster's path of destruction. Read more

Geoff Pevere, Toronto Star: Huge, uncomplicated and unashamedly cheesy fun. Read more

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Mike Clark, USA Today: Whenever its story isn't bogged down by idiocy involving the CIA and a lost U.S. satellite, Hunter -- starring Irwin and his American wife/colleague, Terri -- is a movie children should enjoy. Read more

Todd McCarthy, Variety: A lightweight confection that delivers exactly what it promises. Read more