The Land That Time Forgot
The Land That Time Forgot (1975)

In this low budget fantasy adventure from Britain, based on Edgar Rice Burroughs' 1918 science fiction novel, a German submarine holding American prisoners of war during World War I, veers off course. Lost at sea, the submarine empties… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: August 13, 1975
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Jay Cocks
TIME Magazine

Instant second childhood is guaranteed in less than 90 minutes.

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Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing

A higher budget and a longer running time would have made this even better, but even as it stands, it's a satisfying film in the Saturday-matinee mold.

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The special effects are laughable, but the script, co-written by acclaimed science fiction writer Moorcock, is meatier than one might expect...

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Geoff Andrew
Time Out

It starts off promisingly with some stylised and ridiculous heroics involving a German sub, but once the island has been occupied and a few excellent monsters vanquished, the plot settles down to some very ordinary machinations.

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TV Guide

The special effects are unrealistic, as are the dialog and performances. However, despite everything, the picture still makes for great fun.

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New York Times

Just as the much grander Jaws became less scary the moment its mechanical shark appeared, the early virtues of Land collapse once the island is reached and the traffic jam in artificial monsters develops.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Remains an entertaining old-fashioned adventure tale but loses any edge it might have started out with.

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Phil Hubbs
Welcome to Jurassic wait. The first fantasy film that Mr McClure starred in which lead to him starring in three more out of this world flicks that are… More
Dean King
This is a great family classic! A little dated now in terms of special effects etc but probably cutting edge at the time. A great fun action film with all sorts… More
Bruce Bruce
From The MGM Midniote Movies Double Feature collection, I've watched this a million times on TV over the years and might have even seen it in the drive in… More
The Movie Waffler
There's a glorious period of naivety in your childhood before your skull hardens and you develop the ability to distinguish a quality film from one made by… More
Robert C
To children this will no doubt be an exciting film full of cool monsters and tense moments. As an adult I found it to have blatantly racist and Imperialistic… More
Ed Fucking Harris
Pretty good adventure B-Movie, that lags a bit in the middle but makes up for it with an unexpected but much appreciated pessimistic ending. The set up was… More