Jurassic Park III
In need of funds for research, Dr. Alan Grant accepts a large sum of money to accompany Paul and Amanda Kirby on an aerial tour of the infamous Isla Sorna. It isn't long before all hell breaks loose and the stranded wayfarers must fight for survival as a host of Show more... new -- and even more deadly -- dinosaurs try to make snacks of them.
Derek Elley An all-action, helter-skelter, don't-forget-to-buy-the-computer-game ride that makes the two previous installments look like models of classic filmmaking.
Geoff Andrew True, the film offers little new, but it's still stirring family entertainment...
John Leonard Bad news is the only news in Jurassic Park III.
Michael Atkinson Drama is minimal and character nonexistent.
Jay Carr What makes it worth sitting through is the chance it offers to catch up on the technical advances since the last installment.
Kirk Honeycutt As always, the technical credits are not only outstanding but the whole reason for the film to exist.
Mike Antonucci One staggeringly silly movie.
Roger Moore The dialogue is weak and the science has gone from incredulous to silly.
John Zebrowski A third time? Think Thanksgiving leftovers -- in December.
Geoff Pevere A movie in which little else happens except people get chased, terrified and generally bullied by prehistoric creatures.
John Anderson Plays out the way you'd expect, perfunctorily, obligingly, without much enthusiasm and with very little terror.
Mike Clark A lot of stagnant storytelling trapped underneath prehistoric footprints.
Rene Rodriguez As dull as the movie is, at least it's not Pearl Harbor.
Louis B. Parks It's disappointing that the competent, toned-down, mildly exciting third installment, Jurassic Park III, is little more than a re-rehash of the first movie and much of the second.
Terry Lawson The best thing that can be said about JP III is that it's stripped to its essentials; it's all effects and action, with the human element reduced to cliches that will have 5-year-olds rolling their eyes.
Roger Ebert Not as awe-inspiring as the first film or as elaborate as the second, but in its own B-movie way, it's a nice little thrill machine.
Stephanie Zacharek Captures some of the wonder from the first picture.
Cody Clark A sturdy, watchable, Saturday-afternoon-serial throwback that teems with cool creatures. But it's too prefab to really deliver on the promise of 'intense sci-fi terror' written into the movie's MPAA rating description.
Philip Wuntch The lack of empathetic characters seems more a filmmaking deficiency than some grand cinematic plan. The viewer definitely leaves the movie feeling unsatisfied.
Paul Clinton (CNN.com) A popcorn-chomping thrill ride that's perfect as a summertime distraction.