The Lost World: Jurassic Park 1997

Critics score:
51 / 100

Reviews provided by RottenTomatoes

Kevin Thomas, Los Angeles Times: Many people will find much to divert them in The Lost World, and not worry whether or not it falls short of Jurassic Park. Read more

Bill Stamets, Chicago Reader: Spielberg's dinos, manipulated by a small army of puppeteers, are watchable enough. But these artificial critters have little reason to be resurrected in our era, let alone on 3,300 screens over Memorial Day weekend. Read more

Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly: The movie, at its best, is good fun: deft, scary, engrossing. Yet it's never great fun. Read more

Rick Groen, Globe and Mail: Special effects demand dino closeups, but the technical miracles seem sadly mundane. Read more

Stephen Holden, New York Times: The Lost World, while terrifically entertaining, is also structurally out of kilter. Read more

James Berardinelli, ReelViews: Repetitiveness notwithstanding, The Lost World boasts several edge-of-the-seat moments. Read more

Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times: Where is the awe? Where is the sense that if dinosaurs really walked the earth, a film about them would be more than a monster movie? Where are the ooohs and ahhhs? Read more

Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle: The Lost World has the vibe of 'obligatory sequel,' just what director Steven Spielberg probably wanted to avoid. Read more

Geoff Andrew, Time Out: In short, what you'd expect, and no more. Read more

Leonard Klady, Variety: The dinosaur creations are even better than those in the first film --- credible, breathtaking and frightening. As for the rest, every department pales by comparison. Read more

Desson Thomson, Washington Post: Militaristic bounty hunters...intend to capture these animals, ship them to San Diego and make a profitable spectacle out of them. Read more