T-Rex: Back to the Cretaceous
T-Rex: Back to the Cretaceous (1998)

Brett Leonard directed this 3-D Imax short feature (running 45 minutes) about a famous paleontologist's teen daughter, who's able to enter into the world of the dinosaurs. In Alberta, Canada, Dr. Donald Hayden (Peter Horton) and his… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: October 23, 1998
DVD Release Date: July 3, 2001
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Critic Score: 70% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Chuck Wilson
L.A. Weekly

Leonard seems confused about his mission: amusement-park ride or educational film? He tries for a little of each and ends up with a hodgepodge.

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Lawrence Van Gelder
New York Times

The film is the sort likely to whet active young minds to know more about the past.

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Bruce Kirkland
Jam! Movies

T-Rex may be dumbed-down science and indirect educational material, but there is a lot going on in this 45-minute movie. And it isn't ever boring.

Bob Graham
San Francisco Chronicle

It represents the pinnacle, so far, of 3-D filmmaking, and even apart from the technology, it's a very watchable little movie.

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Gary Susman
Village Voice

The Imax 3-D format continues to evolve toward narrative maturity, without bothering to ask whether viewers want it to.

Maitland McDonagh
TV Guide

Dynamite 3-D dinosaurs invade an Afterschool Special-style story.

Michael Joseph Gross

Instead of giving its eponymous protagonist center stage to strut and fret and sit in the audience's laps, it spends its best energy throwing a watered-down, imitation-Spielberg story in your face.

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Shelly Decker
Jam! Movies

It is for all of us who have wondered about this amazing period in our history.

Paula Nechak
Seattle Post-Intelligencer

The tepid story line sinks this 45-minute, big-screen film right into the tar pits.

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Flixster Audience Score: 30% Flixster User Reviews
Steven Vincent Gee
This film is good, the story is telling about T-Rex.