Lost in Space
Lost in Space (1998)

This $90 million remake of the campy 1960s TV show takes place in 2056. The Robinson family is searching unexplored space but gets lost. The family encounters many problems but they are not without their robot ("Danger Will… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: April 3, 1998
DVD Release Date: October 6, 1998
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Critic Score: 27% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Clumsily directed and missing most of the TV series' campy charm, Lost in Space sadly lives down to its title.

Desson Thomson
Washington Post

A galactic slump of a movie that stuffs its travel bag with special effects but forgets to pack the charm.

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Ted Fry
Seattle Times

Much of the movie plays like a live-action video game, and the sequel-ready ending feels akin to falling off a cliff. But with its appealing mix of heart and adventure, Lost in Space is great fun for children of the '60s or the '90s.

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Gary Thompson
Philadelphia Daily News

Lost in Space glides along smoothly on special effects and punchy editing. At about the one-hour mark, however, the movie abandons itself to the noise, chaos and empty spectacle of the new-style Hollywood blockbuster, where story ceases to matter.

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Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal

After seeing Lost in Space, my first impulse was to say that it had been made by a bunch of sorcerers' apprentices who didn't know how to tell a story with their high-tech tools. But why give apprenticeship a bad name?

Lisa Alspector
Chicago Reader

Time-travel cliches... dialogue that's neither self-mocking nor serious, and an ostentatious though not particularly exciting production design keep the movie from taking off.

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Ann Hornaday
Baltimore Sun

The overreachers who made this super-scale mess failed to realize one essential truth about great science-fiction cinema: Sometimes the low road is the best road, even in outer space.

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Jami Bernard
New York Daily News

The new robot is a disappointment. Instead of the endearingly low-tech fireplug of yore that warned Will Robinson of encroaching danger, the new machine is all bells and whistles and no fun at all. Kinda like the movie itself.

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Paul Clinton (CNN.com)

Once again an idea for a big budgeted feature film has been pulled from old issues of TV Guide.

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Leah Rozen
People Magazine

These Robinsons should have gone into therapy, not space.

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Flixster Audience Score: 24% Flixster User Reviews
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Kevin M. Williams
Lotsa money and big name talent, and so what could go wrong? How about trying to be too many things to too many people? The elements are there, particularly… More
Alex roy
Lost in Space is a fairly decent film. I first saw it when it was originally released, and I expected to hate it. However, I was surprised. The cast are good… More
Sergio Garcia
Why? Again, I don't know! Maybe because I liked the TV series, or maybe because I loved the main theme. Maybe is just that Heather Graham look soooo… More
Aj V
This is, of course, the film adaptation of the TV series from the 60s. Most adaptations from TV in this decade have failed to meet our expectations, but I… More
Michael Edwards
I HATE THAT DAMN MONKEY ALIEN BLAARP, plus the effects are good at some parts, but at most of the time its just bad. I liked some of the things in it like the… More