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A group of filmmakers looking for a lost native tribe instead find a man-eating monster in this thriller. Terri Flores (Jennifer Lopez) is a documentary filmmaker on assignment to make a film about the Shirishama Indians of the Amazon, a mysterious tribe known as "the People of the Mists." As Terri and her crew -- cameraman Danny Rich (Ice Cube), sound recordist Gary Dixon (Owen Wilson), anthropologist Steve Cale (Eric Stoltz), production manager Denise Kahlberg (Kari Wuhrer), and host Warren Westridge (Jonathan Hyde) -- head down the river, they discover a man whose boat has sunk… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 38%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Anaconda, directed by Luis Llosa with all of the subtlety of a snake-oil salesman, is in the great tradition of cinematic cheese, as processed as Kraft Singles slices."
‑ Lisa Schwarzbaum, Entertainment Weekly
"Anaconda is about a snake that eats everybody. That about says it all."
‑ Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle
"An above average specimen hungering for tasty morsels."
‑ Jules Brenner, Cinema Signals
"...never quite lives up to the promise of its admittedly irresistible set-up..."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"If you shut your brain down you'll have some fun."
‑ John Venable,
"A silly and plodding Jaws rip-off about a 40-foot man-eating snake on the prowl in the Brazilian rain forest."
‑ Joe Leydon, Variety
"Anaconda is such a classic combination of feckless dramaturgy and rampant excess that giving way to giggles is the only sane response."
‑ Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times
"Just to show, early on, how much danger these folks are in, we get to see the film's titular star squeeze a black panther so tight that one of its eyeballs pops out."
‑ Steve Newton, Georgia Straight
"lives better in the memory"
‑ Stefan Birgir Stefansson,
"At its best, it refuses to take itself seriously and literally winks at us. But more often, it derives laughs unintentionally."
‑ Harry Hartoonian, Film Threat
"One never questions the realism of the remarkable animatronic and computer-generated effects, but it's hard to credit a snake that screams."
‑ Derek Adams, Time Out
"A trashily entertaining reptilian version of Jaws set in the steaming heart of the Amazon rain forest."
‑ Stephen Holden, New York Times
"In its natural habitat, Anaconda can be appreciated for its campy pleasures, not the least of which is Jon Voight in a delirious, balls-out performance as creepy Paraguayan snake poacher Paul Serone. [Blu-ray]"
‑ Peter Canavese, Groucho Reviews
"Luis Llosa's Anaconda is great "B" movie trash, complete with bad special effects and cheesy monsters."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"Done with such a wry sense of humor - thanks, especially, to an over-the-top, hopefully intentional, outrageous performance by Jon Voight, and some nifty snake effects - that you forgive its derivative nature and settle down for some fun."
‑ Robin Clifford, Reeling Reviews
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