Jurassic Park III
Jurassic Park III (2001)

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… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: July 18, 2001
DVD Release Date: December 11, 2001
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Critic Score: 50% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Jurassic Park III is darker and faster than its predecessors, but that doesn't quite compensate for the franchise's continuing creative decline.

Derek Elley

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.

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John Leonard
New York Magazine/Vulture

Bad news is the only news in Jurassic Park III.

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

Jurassic Park III ultimately falls right in line with its immediate predecessor...

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Geoff Andrew
Time Out

True, the film offers little new, but it's still stirring family entertainment...

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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone

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.

John Hanlon
John Hanlon Reviews

A marked improvement over its immediate predecessor, this film works as a fast and efficient thriller that offers a few great surprises along the way.

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Kevin Courrier
Globe and Mail

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.

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Susan Stark
Detroit News

The third time around is at least one time too many.

Josh Larsen

The wonder of the first movie is long gone, but a few thrills still remain.

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Flixster Audience Score: 36% Flixster User Reviews
Eugene Bernabe
The third installment is darker and edgier than its previous two but it's still not enough to impact its audience. Jurassic Park III's ominous tone… More
Samuel Riley
While the visuals have lost their wow factor, this still maintains some of its acting and intense situations. While the raptors get unusual colours, T-Rex is… More
KJ Proulx
Here we are in the homestretch of this shaky trilogy, and people probably went into this movie, scared out of their minds about how it will compare to both the… More
Film Crazy
Well although not a hit like the first, i must say its far better than the second and its a shock that it only came out a year after its sequel ! I love the… More
Christopher Heim
An unnecessary sequel that only provides shallow thrills thanks to a few intense situations. The plot is a predictable series of loosely stitched together chase… More
Lucas Martins
Is not better that the first Jurassic Park, but, for certain is better that the second. Anyway, Jurassic Park III, is nice, but weak. Rotten.