• Released
  • April 11, 1997
  • PG-13 , 1 hr 29 min
  • Suspense/Thriller
Anaconda Synopsis
Snake hunter (Jon Voight) and film crew (Jennifer Lopez, Ice Cube) battle monster boa.
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Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
A slick, scary, funny Creature Feature, beautifully photographed and splendidly acted in high adventure style.
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Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
Coil up with a tub of popcorn, get a stranglehold on your soda - this is a creepy, action-packed boat ride down a jungle river with lots of...
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USA Today

By Mike Clark
An enjoyably cast, superbly shot, jolt-generating device...It isn't art, but it'll crush your bones.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Directed by Luis Llosa with all of the subtlety of a snake-oil salesman, is in the great tradition of cinematic cheese, as processed as...
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TV Guide

Voight's performance -- one of the film's pure, trashy delights -- is all leer, sneer and macho swagger, while the rest of the actors feel...
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By James Berardinelli
The biggest flaw can be summed up in a short phrase: lack of excitement. Thrillers are supposed to be crammed with thrills (hence the name),...
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The movie provides a fair number of laughs, even if you can't help wondering how many of them were actually intentional.
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The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Rick Groen
In what is surely a tribute to the dazzling mediocrity of director Luis Llosa, the real jungle looks as bland as the fake jungle.
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
So desperate and silly that here and there, it's a lot of fun.
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San Francisco Examiner

By G. Allen Johnson
If only director Luis Llosa and his cast could see the joke and seize upon it; instead, like its computer-morphed snake, the film doesn't...
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Rated PG-13