Jurassic Park

critic Reviews

91% Certified Fresh Tomatometer Score91%
  • Jurassic Park is a spectacle of special effects and life-like animatronics, with some of Spielberg's best sequences of sustained awe and sheer terror since Jaws.
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    Adam Mars-JonesIndependent (UK)
    An economic necessity of securing a PG certificate for what is essentially a horror film has been allowed to intervene in the story-telling, so that the tone is constantly disrupted by an incongruous reassurance.
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    Charlotte O'SullivanLondon Evening Standard
    Jurassic Park is the most self-reflexive blockbuster ever made ...
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    David GrittenDaily Telegraph (UK)
    A thrill ride worthy of a real-life amusement park.
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    Jeff ShannonSeattle Times
    Jurassic Park is an astonishing success in one sense and one sense only: It is the monster of all monster movies, guaranteed to challenge weak bladders, flutter heartbeats and win automatic Oscars for the [tech crew].
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    Bilge EbiriNew York Magazine/Vulture
    Jurassic Park shows us a director in transition, and the film captures his transformation in its own kind of cinematic amber.
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    Michael O'SullivanWashington Post
    The enthralling man-vs.-nature parable based on the late Michael Crichton's best-selling novel hasn't aged one bit.
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    Mike MassieGone With The Twins
    A great blend of CG and gargantuan animatronic puppets breathes life into some of the most mortifying and convincing dinosaurs in the history of cinema.
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    Fico CangianoCineXpress Podcast
    Almost 30 years since it was released, Jurassic Park remains one of the quintessential blockbuster films of all time. One of Steven Spielberg's best movies, gives us the perfect mix of wonder and terror. [Full review in Spanish]
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    Sergio BenítezEspinof
    It perfectly translates the sense of wonder that derives from the presentation of the dinosaurs, exploding with full force after the "Welcome to Jurassic Park" spelled by Richard Attenborough. [Full Review in Spanish]
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    Jim RossTAKE ONE Magazine
    The finer points of Michael Crichton's sci-fi plot may be absent, but none of that would have delivered the iconic scenes that have lingered in the collective cinema consciousness for nearly 20 years.
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