Jurassic Park Synopsis
Scientists (Sam Neill, Laura Dern, Jeff Goldblum) visit a park of DNA-regenerated dinosaurs.
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So the script and the performances aren't exactly Oscar material, but it scarcely matters given that the real stars here are the...
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
One great monster movie. [11 June 1993, Daily Notebook, p.C1]
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Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
As a flight of fantasy, Jurassic Park lacks the emotional unity of Spielberg's classics ("Jaws," "Close Encounters," "E.T."), yet it has...
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USA Today

By Mike Clark
Spielberg's must-see is so wondrous at depicting things that go crunch in the night that its human characterizations and pokey exposition...
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Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Colossal entertainment -- the eye-popping, mind-bending, kick-out-the-jams thrill ride of summer and probably the year.
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Chicago Tribune

By Dave Kehr
Given the complexity of attitudes and the ambiguous take on the family represented in such Spielberg films as “E.T.'' and...
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Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
There's only one kind of movie that Spielberg has truly mastered: the kind that looks like a wide-screen video game complete with loony...
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By James Berardinelli
The biggest weakness of the novel is characterization, and the same flaw is fully evident in the screen adaptation.
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Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
The movie delivers all too well on its promise to show us dinosaurs. We see them early and often, and they are indeed a triumph of special...
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The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Jay Scott
Perfectly passable kiddie escapism. It has a thrill or two, and a chill or three, but it has no poetry, little sense of wonder, no resonant...
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By redyeah
This movie is part of the reason I am so crazy about films. The action is amazing. Sure, there are gaps between dinosaurs, but the people are just as interesting. I love the dynamic between the...

A modern classic

By vegan1859
Jurassic Park is as memorable as the first Star Wars trilogy. I don't think I need to summarize the plot, but I would observe how often Spielberg bashes lawyers. & in Back to the Future III....

Jurassic Park

By doodlebug7
I saw this movie when it was first released in 1993. Loved it !! Have seen it dozens of times on VHS and DVD. Just saw it at the movies again this last Sunday, Loved it !!! One of the best...

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By spencerhutapea
100 out of 100 The classic unforgettable masterpiece filled with breath-taking special effects involving dinosaurs which is just awesome. The performances aren't Oscar worthy nor flawless and the...

By NikkiSixx15
Oldie, but goodie... Always was sad I missed it in theaters, I hear they are doing it in 3D in 2013 yay!...

Jurassic Park is timeless

By divalizz
Even after all these years, the special effects and music are awesome! This is definitely a 'big screen' movie and we were delighted for the opportunity to see it again. We LOVE the Flashback Film...

Possibly one of Speilbergs best.

By Mr. B0NE
The lights, the camera, the action! Everything about this movie is fantastic! So no wonder it's the #4 top grossing domestic film of all time. I saw this movie for the first time when I was just 4...

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Perfect movie for IMAX 3D

By rlrobbins
This is a great movie for IMAX 3D. Great effects, sound, tension. If you liked the movie before, you will love it now....

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Rated PG-13 | For Intense Science Fiction Terror
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Terrifyingly realistic dinos run amok in sci-fi landmark.
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