Jurassic Park III
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Director Joe Johnston takes over the creative reins from Steven Spielberg for this third installment in the thriller franchise. Sam Neill returns as Dr. Alan Grant, a scientist who's tricked by wealthy couple Paul and Amanda Kirby (William H. Macy and Tea Leoni) into a fly-over of Isla Sorna. The object of their sightseeing tour is one of the Costa Rican islands populated by ferocious, genetically bred dinosaurs and the "site B" setting of Jurassic Park 2: The Lost World (1997). After their plane crash-lands, it's revealed that the Kirbys are actually seeking their teenage… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 49%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"An all-action, helter-skelter, don't-forget-to-buy-the-computer-game ride that makes the two previous installments look like models of classic filmmaking."
‑ Derek Elley, Variety
"Bad news is the only news in Jurassic Park III."
‑ John Leonard, New York Magazine/Vulture
"More than half an hour shorter than The Lost World, so at least there's a lot less of it to suffer through."
‑ Tim Brayton, Antagony & Ecstasy
"An efficient and surprisingly palatable finale to the Jurassic franchise."
‑ Daniel Etherington, Film4
"Much darker than the previous films, this third installment feels more like a horror flick set in amusement park than a good sci-fi adventure, though special effects, due to technology advances, are more sophisticated."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"True, the film offers little new, but it's still stirring family entertainment..."
‑ Geoff Andrew, Time Out
"Too bad the script doesn't extend the same courtesy to the actors, who are saddled with dialogue neither man nor beast could respond to."
‑ Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
"For kids who can handle nonstop action, it's good scary fun."
‑ Nell Minow, Common Sense Media
"Spectacular but not scary or thrilling."
‑ Rob Gonsalves, eFilmCritic.com
"As seqüências de ação são boas, mas não o bastante para que ignoremos a fragilidade do roteiro, com seus péssimos diálogos e os personagens esquemáticos."
‑ Pablo Villaca, Cinema em Cena
"If there's one thing certain in this new instalment of Jurassic Park, it's that the critters are a whole lot smarter, faster and interesting than the Homo sapiens dropping in on them."
‑ Kevin Courrier, Globe and Mail
"The third time around is at least one time too many."
‑ Susan Stark, Detroit News
"A clumsy, and poorly written farce with irritating characters I prayed for imminent death to arrive to."
‑ Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed
"Mr. Johnston keeps the action and one-liners coming and, before you know it, it's over."
‑ Joe Lozito, Big Picture Big Sound
"It might as well be the crappy pilot for a Jurassic Park TV series or a feature version of Sid and Marty Krofft's Land of the Lost."
‑ Ron Wells, Film Threat
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