The Lost World - Jurassic Park
The Lost World - Jurassic Park (1997)

Just when you'd think that scientists would realize dinosaurs and humans don't mix, along comes The Lost World: Jurassic Park to prove you wrong. In this sequel, John Hammond (Richard Attenborough) summons chaos theorist and onetime… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: May 23, 1997
DVD Release Date: October 10, 2000
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Critic Score: 53% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: The Lost World demonstrates how far CG effects have come in the four years since Jurassic Park; unfortunately, it also proves how difficult it can be to put together a truly compelling sequel.

Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly

The movie, at its best, is good fun: deft, scary, engrossing. Yet it's never great fun.

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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle

The Lost World has the vibe of 'obligatory sequel,' just what director Steven Spielberg probably wanted to avoid.

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Fred Topel
We Live Entertainment

The Aliens of Jurassic Park movies.

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Leonard Klady

The dinosaur creations are even better than those in the first film --- credible, breathtaking and frightening. As for the rest, every department pales by comparison.

Rick Groen
Globe and Mail

Special effects demand dino closeups, but the technical miracles seem sadly mundane.

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

It's clear right from the word go that The Lost World: Jurassic Park marks a considerable step down from its sublime predecessor...

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Geoff Andrew
Time Out

In short, what you'd expect, and no more.

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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times

Many people will find much to divert them in The Lost World, and not worry whether or not it falls short of Jurassic Park.

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John Hanlon
John Hanlon Reviews

A serviceable but lackluster sequel that is more focused on excess (more deaths, more action) than it is on its characters.

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Flixster Audience Score: 51% Flixster User Reviews
Eugene Bernabe
It tries too hard to become more serious, thus losing its adventurous tone and ultimately becoming a lackluster sequel. The Lost World - Jurassic Park may have… More
Samuel Riley
Rather underrated as its constantly compared to its visual revolution of a predecessor. With more dinosaurs, the intensity does go up, mainly with Peter… More
KJ Proulx
After the success of the first film, everyone wanted to see more of what they loved, and here was Spielberg thinking it was a good idea to bring back everything… More
Film Crazy
Although it has two of the original cast returning to this shamble of a movie! Although 7yrs after its classic original you would have thought that they would… More
Christopher Heim
With a darker tone and no shortage of fast-paced action thrills, Spielberg's 1997 follow-up to his original dino-classic manages to be a an underrated gem… More
Albert Kim
Some imaginative action sequences isn't enough to help save this disastrous sequel. The score is just as annoying and the narrative even more pale in… More