The Land That Time Forgot
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In this low budget fantasy adventure from Britain, based on Edgar Rice Burroughs' 1918 science fiction novel, a German submarine holding American prisoners of war during World War I, veers off course. Lost at sea, the submarine empties its fuel supply and runs aground on an uncharted island in the Antarctic. The survivors find that the island contains an ancient oil refinery that can be used to fuel the submarine. The only problem is that the group of Germans and Americans have to battle gigantic dinosaurs and primitive cavemen as they make their way through the island. The Land That Time… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 45%

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"Instant second childhood is guaranteed in less than 90 minutes."
‑ Jay Cocks, TIME Magazine
"The special effects are unrealistic, as are the dialog and performances. However, despite everything, the picture still makes for great fun."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"It starts off promisingly with some stylised and ridiculous heroics involving a German sub, but once the island has been occupied and a few excellent monsters vanquished, the plot settles down to some very ordinary machinations."
‑ Geoff Andrew, Time Out
"Remains an entertaining old-fashioned adventure tale but loses any edge it might have started out with."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Just as the much grander Jaws became less scary the moment its mechanical shark appeared, the early virtues of Land collapse once the island is reached and the traffic jam in artificial monsters develops."
‑ , New York Times
"The special effects are laughable, but the script, co-written by acclaimed science fiction writer Moorcock, is meatier than one might expect..."
‑ , Film4
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