Jurassic Park
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Steven Spielberg's phenomenally successful sci-fi adventure thriller is graced by state-of-the-art special effects from the team of Stan Winston, Phil Tippett and Michael Lantieri from George Lucas's Industrial Light & Magic. The film follows two dinosaur experts -- Dr. Alan Grant (Sam Neill) and Dr. Ellie Sattler Laura Dern) -- as they are invited by eccentric millionaire John Hammond (Richard Attenborough) to preview his new amusement park on an island off Costa Rica. By cloning DNA harvested from pre-historic insects, Hammond has been able to create living dinosaurs for his new… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 93%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"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]."
‑ Jeff Shannon, Seattle Times
"The 3-D process adds not just dimension but depth - a technological extension of cinematographer Gregg Toland's deep-focus innovations in The Grapes of Wrath and Citizen Kane. The change in perspective creates greater intensity."
‑ Richard Corliss, TIME Magazine
"Spielberg was wise to not rely entirely on computer images, rather blending the new technology with old-fashioned practical designs and the result is a film that looks far better than any modern tentpole blockbuster."
‑ Glenn Dunks, Quickflix
"A very welcome memo to Hollywood that blockbusters don't have to be stupid."
‑ Christopher Tookey, Daily Mail [UK]
"Despite the presence of all this acting talent, it is the film's special effects, especially the work of "dinosaur supervisor" Phil Tippett, that carry the day."
‑ Ralph Novak, People Magazine
"Jurassic Park shows us a director in transition, and the film captures his transformation in its own kind of cinematic amber."
‑ Bilge Ebiri, New York Magazine/Vulture
"I'm a fan of this movie. It is thrilling, and the 3-D treatment is a nice enhancement."
‑ Tom Russo, Boston Globe
"I loved every fascinating, suspenseful, frightening, skilfully calibrated minute of it."
‑ Philip French, Observer [UK]
"A thrill ride worthy of a real-life amusement park."
‑ David Gritten, Daily Telegraph
"Spielberg is less assured in the department of character development and some of the actors give worse performances than the computer-generated creatures, but, with a landmark spectacle like this, who cares?"
‑ John Ferguson, Radio Times
"The enthralling man-vs.-nature parable based on the late Michael Crichton's best-selling novel hasn't aged one bit."
‑ Michael O'Sullivan, Washington Post
"This movie doesn't just stand the test of time, it transcends it."
‑ Peter Howell, Toronto Star
"Jurassic Park is the most self-reflexive blockbuster ever made ..."
‑ Charlotte O'Sullivan, This is London
"The effects have barely aged and the joy is timeless. Take a child who's never seen it and watch their imagination expand before your eyes."
‑ Olly Richards, Empire Magazine
"Jurassic Park is a masterpiece!"
‑ Steve Neish, HeyUGuys
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