Journey to the Center of the Earth Synopsis
A professor and his nephew embark on an amazing journey beneath the Earth's surface.
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Chicago Tribune

By Michael Phillips
You don't believe a second of it, but it's easy to enjoy, partly because of the casting of all three leads.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
A legit action movie.
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67

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Journey is just the new version of a 1950s comin'-at-ya roller coaster, with a tape measure, trilobite antennae, and giant snapping piranha...
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63

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
For a harmless "Indiana Jones" knock-off, Journey to the Center of the Earth has an awful lot riding on it.
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63

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
Cheesy, cheesy, cheesy but fun, fun, fun.
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63

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
I don't know if 3-D could improve all movies (nothing could make "The Love Guru" funny) but it sure works here.
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60

The Hollywood Reporter

By Michael Rechtshaffen
This first feature by veteran visual effects supervisor Eric Brevig has its transporting, if benign, charms.
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60

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Surprising as it may be, given an unpromising trailer, the 3D update of Jules Verne's Journey to the Center of the Earth turns out to be...
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60

New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
The cast hits the right notes. Fraser, switching between affable good sport and heroic goofball, clearly doesn't mind this stuff. He...
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50

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Not so much a movie as an amusement park ride.
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Loved the 3-D effects!!

By jessierican
I had the opportunity to watch a cpecial screening of this film. Parents please take your children to see this movie. The 3-D effects are great. I enjoyed it very much!!...

JOURNEY TO THE CENTER OF THE EARTH -- A Voyage that’s WORTH the effort! =

By jimchudnow
At an advance preview, star BRENDAN FRASER & Director ERIC BREVIG spoke glowingly of how nearly revolutionary their film was re being ground-breaking new technology. To my surprise, they were NOT...

A must see!

By briscob
Saw this tonight at an advanced preview - Brenden, Josh and Eric Brevig were all there. The movie was better than I could have expected. The 3D technology was great! Better than that though - the...

Journey to the Center of the Earth

By conradwsba1
This movie was full of adventure. I enjoyed this movie....

JOURNEY TO A THRILLING FUN ROMP!

By MOVIES REVIEWER
5/16/2008 I just saw the press screening of this fun family fare. Both director Eric Brevig and star Brendan Fraser were there IN PERSON! They were accommodating and laid-back during the Q & A...

Whoops! I fell into a big deep hole!

By saintandrew
It's really amazing how quickly a story can go from lonely dejected professor in an earth sciences lab at a small university to the center of the earth! However, this story doesn't really give you...

Journey 3-D!

By movie_goer525
Journey 3-D looks awesome!!! I am going to see this for sure! The 3-D is amazing!!!!!...

FUN FOR ALL!!!

By tammeron
WE WENT AND SAW THE PREVIEW TONIGHT AND IT WAS GREAT. IN OUR GROUP THERE WERE 4 KIDS FROM 5 TO 16 , ALL OF THEM LIKED IT. I WISH THERE WOULD HAVE BEEN MORE 3-D, BUT IT WAS STILL LOTS OF FUN. I AM...

“Journey to the Center of the Earth”

By Ronnie007
“Journey to the Center of the Earth” NO SNOOZING IN THIS ONE, THIS MOVIE HAS A GREAT ADVENTURE STORY AND THE 3-D EFFECT WAS VERY GOOD. HOWEVER, I EXPECTED MORE ITEMS COMING AT THE AUDIENCE THEN WHAT...

Hmm...Interesting...

By Psydragon
Josh Hutcherson on a roll! Little Manhattan, Firehouse dog, Zathura, Bridge to Teribithia and now this? The only movie I liked by him was Little Manhattan. It reminded me of our flirtatious age in...

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Rated PG | For intense adventure action and some scary moments
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 9+ A fanciful sci-fi tale for the whole family.
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