“JP III Is A Huge Letdown And Manages To Be Worst Than The Sequel It Followed Up To.”
“The Weakest Of The Series ... Less Of A Technothriller And More Of A B-monster Movie.”
“No. Think Bigger.”
“Fine!!!!! But When That . . . Trisickloplots . . . Attacks Don't Come Crying Back To Me!!!!!”
“Way Better Than The Second One. This One Burns The Second One Any Day.”
“An Exciting Thrillride That Offers Something New To The Growing JP Series.”
Spielberg's wizardry is gone, and his balletic light touch as well, and that gives too much of this 90-minute movie over to the duller-than-dull characters.
Owen Gleiberman - Entertainment Weekly
All it wants to do is scare a smile onto your face, and it often succeeds.
Elvis Mitchell - New York Times
This great dinosaur of a movie is shambling towards well-merited extinction.
Peter Bradshaw - Guardian [UK]
A lot of stagnant storytelling trapped underneath prehistoric footprints.
Mike Clark - USA Today
Desson Thomson - Washington Post
The story's tired, as are the main characters.
Rita Kempley - Washington Post
What makes it worth sitting through is the chance it offers to catch up on the technical advances since the last installment.
Jay Carr - Boston Globe
Drama is minimal and character nonexistent.
Michael Atkinson - Village Voice
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.
Louis B. Parks - Houston Chronicle
The lack of empathetic characters seems more a filmmaking deficiency than some grand cinematic plan. The viewer definitely leaves the movie feeling unsatisfied.
Philip Wuntch - Dallas Morning News
Bad news is the only news in Jurassic Park III.
John Leonard - New York Magazine
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.
Roger Ebert - Chicago Sun-Times
Dinosaurs rule movie but flimsy screenplay undercuts intense action.
Michael Wilmington - Chicago Tribune
Has to be the sorriest excuse for a reprise since Highlander -- The Final Dimension.
Carrie Rickey - Philadelphia Inquirer
The third time around is at least one time too many.
Susan Stark - Detroit News
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.
Derek Elley - Variety
With the exception of some startlingly real and impressive dinosaur effects, its only virtue is brevity, running as it does a mere 92 minutes.
Jonathan Foreman - New York Post
The dialogue is weak and the science has gone from incredulous to silly.
Roger Moore - Orlando Sentinel
A movie in which little else happens except people get chased, terrified and generally bullied by prehistoric creatures.
Geoff Pevere - Toronto Star
If there's one thing certain in this new instalment of Jurassic Park, it's that the critters are a whole lot smarter, faster and interesting than the Homo sapiens dropping in on them.
Kevin Courrier - Globe and Mail
Captures some of the wonder from the first picture.
Stephanie Zacharek - Salon.com
Relatively speaking, Jurassic Park III is a disappointment of behemoth proportions.
James Berardinelli - ReelViews
As always, the technical credits are not only outstanding but the whole reason for the film to exist.
Kirk Honeycutt - Hollywood Reporter
Too bad the script doesn't extend the same courtesy to the actors, who are saddled with dialogue neither man nor beast could respond to.
Peter Travers - Rolling Stone
It's a tribute to the action skills of director Joe Johnston (Jumanji is the relevant credit) that this film is as brisk and involving as it is.
Kenneth Turan - Los Angeles Times
For kids who can handle nonstop action, it's good scary fun.
Nell Minow - Common Sense Media
Felix Vasquez Jr. - Cinema Crazed
An efficient and surprisingly palatable finale to the Jurassic franchise.
Daniel Etherington - Film4
Spectacular but not scary or thrilling.
Rob Gonsalves - eFilmCritic.com
Mr. Johnston keeps the action and one-liners coming and, before you know it, it's over.
Joe Lozito - Big Picture Big Sound
Much darker than the previous films, this third installment feels more like a horror flick set in amusement park than a good sci-fi adventure, though special effects, due to technology advances, are more sophisticated.
Emanuel Levy - EmanuelLevy.Com
As sequencias de acao sao boas, mas nao o bastante para que ignoremos a fragilidade do roteiro, com seus pessimos dialogos e os personagens esquematicos.
Pablo Villaca - Cinema em Cena
True, the film offers little new, but it's still stirring family entertainment...
Geoff Andrew - Time Out
It might as well be the crappy pilot for a Jurassic Park TV series or a feature version of Sid and Marty Krofft's Land of the Lost.
Ron Wells - Film Threat
Jurassic Park III is a blunder.
Steven Snyder - Zertinet Movies
It's not art ... it's entertainment, and it knows it. Boy, does it entertain.
Jeffrey Overstreet - Looking Closer
If you're looking for a tight script, interesting three-dimensional characters and something new with this movie, you will be disappointed.
JoBlo - JoBlo's Movie Emporium
For a sequel with a Roman numeral in the title, Jurassic Park III is more entertaining than expected.
Judith Egerton - Courier-Journal (Louisville, KY)
Milking a Brontosaurus would be easier than milking this franchise any more . . . This pointless sequel is a tepid end (if there is a God) to the series
Brian Mckay - eFilmCritic.com
People who go to see Jurassic Park III are not there for character development, they want cool-looking dinosaurs, and that they will get in spades.
John R. McEwen - Film Quips Online
The Jurassic movies have by now palpably entered the plane of baldly profit-hunting, unpretentious entertainment...
Nick Davis - Nick's Flick Picks
The film never really decides what the central drive is going to be.
David Poland - Hot Button
Returning to Jurassic Park a second time wasn't the most fruitful journey ... it's no surprise that the third trip back to the dinosaur-ridden island borders on the offensive.
Rachel Deahl - Baltimore City Paper
It's not brilliant, it's rather predictable, but it's ok; it bowls along nicely and it does make you jump. What more can you ask of dinosaurs?
Diana De Cabarrus - ViewLondon
Jurassic Park III has dinosaurs to burn. Literally.
Margaret A. McGurk - Cincinnati Enquirer
For those who vehemently debate whether a Spinosaurus can outfight a T-Rex, this movie will comfortably pass your time -- or devour it.
Jon Niccum - Lawrence Journal-World
JP3 is not as intricate or as new as the original, nor as howlingly elaborate as the sequel, but in its own formulaic way, it's a nice little thrill ride that achieves what it's designed for.
Shannon J. Harvey - Urban Cinefile
A fun-filled afternoon of dinotastic monstrosities and jump out of the bushes thrills.
Joshua Tyler - CinemaBlend.com
Those dreaded Raptors are back with a vengeance in Jurassic Park III. More bad news -- they've brought along even more deadly friends.
Betty Jo Tucker - ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Stacie Hougland - Hollywood.com