Jurassic Park
Jurassic Park (1993)

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… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: June 11, 1993
DVD Release Date: October 10, 2000
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Critic Score: 92% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Jurassic Park is a spectacle of special effects and life-like animatronics, with some of Spielberg's best sequences of sustained awe and sheer terror since Jaws.

Jeff Shannon
Seattle Times

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].

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Richard Corliss
TIME Magazine

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.

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Adam Mars-Jones
Independent (UK)

An economic necessity of securing a PG certificate for what is essentially a horror film has been allowed to intervene in the story-telling, so that the tone is constantly disrupted by an incongruous reassurance.

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Bilge Ebiri
New York Magazine/Vulture

Jurassic Park shows us a director in transition, and the film captures his transformation in its own kind of cinematic amber.

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Tom Russo
Boston Globe

I'm a fan of this movie. It is thrilling, and the 3-D treatment is a nice enhancement.

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J. Olson

One of the great cinematic thrill rides, a masterful piece of genre-hopping pop spectacle.

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Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post

The enthralling man-vs.-nature parable based on the late Michael Crichton's best-selling novel hasn't aged one bit.

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Peter Howell
Toronto Star

This movie doesn't just stand the test of time, it transcends it.

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Steve Persall
Tampa Bay Times

We ask for two things from big-budget thrillers like this: Make us believe and make us jump. Jurassic Park delivers on both counts.

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Flixster Audience Score: 91% Flixster User Reviews
Eugene Bernabe
Steven Spielberg's prehistoric amusement is a sheer spectacle of breathtaking CGI and terrifying thrills. Jurassic Park is fun, concise, frightening and a… More
Carlos Magalhães
A modern classic whose superb script is even more impressive than Spielberg's expert direction and the jaw-dropping effects to create the dinosaurs -… More
KJ Proulx
"Jurassic Park" is one of those films that will always stand the test of time. This timeless film follows a team of scientists as they discover… More
Everett Johnson
If I had to rank my top 10-20 favorite movies of all time, "Jurassic Park" would have to be on that list(probably around 10). It has everything.… More
Christopher Heim
Steven Spielberg's 1993 "dinosaurs on the loose" action-fest is almost comparable to Star Wars in the way it opened audiences' mind to the… More
Edward Boxler
I saw Jurassic Park first at the age of 9. It was no secret to my mother how much I loved dinosaurs, so as a reward for getting an A+ on a research project, she… More