Lake Placid
Lake Placid (1999)

So what's under the water in that lake deep in the Maine woods? No one is sure what it could be, but a dead and severely mutilated body was found near the shore, and the only clue is a large tooth which appears to be from a prehistoric… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: July 16, 1999
DVD Release Date: January 11, 2000
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Critic Score: 40% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Faux horror schtick fails to elicit any laughs or scares.

Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal

The whole movie's a giant croc.

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Susan Stark
Detroit News

The funniest film of the summer!

Heather Wixson
Daily Dead

A light-hearted monster movie that offers up plenty of laughs, Lake Placid is still a really fun and well-made creature feature that doesn't ever treat its characters- or the audience- like morons.

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Robert Horton

A funny film!

Kevin Maynard
Mr. Showbiz

Dull, jokey, and insubstantial!

Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

You either find the nasty-minded writing amusing or you don't, and there's nothing left for the film to draw on if you don't.

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Jonathan Foreman
New York Post

Lake Placid combines humor and thrills with remarkable deftness.

Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly

There's a special look that actors get - avid yet resigned - when the movie they're starring in is so bad it practically billboards their stalled careers.

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John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)

'I'm rooting for the crocodile,' announces Betty White. The line is funny and revealing: The film is smart enough to admit the monsters are usually the most interesting characters in these movies, but it's also smart enough to make the people interesting.

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Flixster Audience Score: 36% Flixster User Reviews
Bruce Bruce
I love genre-bending movies, and especially those that mix horror with comedy. That puts me dead center of the target demographic of this film. The plot is… More
Ken Stachnik
So much fun. Great cast, great script and the Citizen Kane of Croc movies.
Kevin M. Williams
To begin with its not even Lake Placid, but some other lake, this one up in Maine ("the graveyard of horror!" ... I just said that. I don't know… More
Jason Owens
I don't see why "Lake Placid" didn't do better in theatres and isn't more popular than it is. Sure, it's not a classic like… More
Alex roy
Lake Placid I believe is a very underrated film. The film seems to be crucified by the fact it was written by Alley McBeal creator, David E. Kelly. If you can… More
Bobby Hobbs
This movie is average. It's extremly common and typical: Giant crocodile, killing random people, who will survive? It's your every day horror flick.… More