Land of the Lost has stray amusing
tidbits, but overall it leaves you feeling splattered.
Owen Gleiberman - Entertainment Weekly
The only marginally interesting, if unsurprising, thing about Land of the Lost is that a lot of money has been spent on yet another cultural throwaway.
Manohla Dargis - New York Times
It is very surreal, absurd, and often quite gross, with loads of very arch and knowing gags. It's not going to win any awards. Really, it's a DVD rental. There are some laughs. I laughed, anyway.
Peter Bradshaw - Guardian [UK]
Land of the Lost is not completely terrible, and it moves briskly and safely, even though its more laugh-worthy bits have already been seen in endless commercials for the movie.
Hank Stuever - Washington Post
Genially terrible, Lost is lazy, sloppy multiplex filler, good for a few solid giggles and not much more.
Ty Burr - Boston Globe
This Land exists at the bottom of the pop-cultural barrel.
Joe Neumaier - New York Daily News
This dramatically, thematically and artistically bankrupt comic fantasy cost something in the neighborhood of $100 million to make and isn't worth the celluloid it's printed on.
Joe Morgenstern - Wall Street Journal
It all amounts to a certain brand of comedy -- something closer to long-form Dada than conventional humor.
Amy Biancolli - Houston Chronicle
Always weird, sometimes aimless but occasionally really funny.
Tom Maurstad - Dallas Morning News
What next: The Banana Splits movie?
Lisa Kennedy - Denver Post
The interesting thing, though, when you actually see "Land of the Lost," is that it ... essentially functions as a high-cost, high-gloss parody of itself.
James Rocchi - MSN Movies
Confronted with such effects, the actors make not the slightest effort to appear terrified, amazed or sometimes even mildly concerned. Some might consider that a weakness. I suspect it is more of a deliberate choice, and I say I enjoyed it.
Roger Ebert - Chicago Sun-Times
The movie is 90 minutes of bickering and blase under-reaction to outrageous events, interrupted by gross-out scraps such as Ferrell's run-in with an enormous mosquito, which ends with a tremendous amount of blood and guts.
Michael Phillips - Chicago Tribune
[A] gigantic chunk of scat.
J. R. Jones - Chicago Reader
Not exactly a hundred million dollars' worth of classic comedy.
Steven Rea - Philadelphia Inquirer
This isn't the Land of the Lost you remember from childhood, but get on its antisocial wavelength and it's fitfully laugh-out-loud funny.
Colin Covert - Minneapolis Star Tribune
When it comes to movies, there's good stupid and there's just plain stupid. Land of the Lost is just plain stupid, and that's not good.
Tom Long - Detroit News
Many of the bits are far too adult for children, yet no adult with a brain bigger than a walnut -- inside joke the filmmakers evidently thought was hilarious -- would find the story the least bit compelling.
Bill Goodykoontz - Arizona Republic
Modernizing a 1970s children's TV show known for its cheap special effects offered certain possibilities, but the filmmakers have traded in any kid-friendly elements for bathroom humor of dinosaur-sized proportions.
Brian Lowry - Variety
Pity the unwitting parents who take their kids to see Land of the Lost, Will Ferrell's terminally stupid, sloppy, campy and cheesy -- and thoroughly unexciting and unfunny -- experiment in 'family entertainment.'
Lou Lumenick - New York Post
Stupid on an epic scale or epic on a stupid one, Land of the Lost is as close as Will Ferrell comes these days to a 'kid friendly' movie.
Roger Moore - Orlando Sentinel
[The screenwriters] haven't given Ferrell a single witty line, which may explain why he seems to be so grimly going through the motions. The jokes aren't just worn out, they're clubbed to death.
Peter Howell - Toronto Star
The only discernible intention in Land of the Lost, the latest comedy starring Will Ferrell acting like Will Ferrell, seems to have been to take a slight idea and make the least of it in a very expensive way.
Liam Lacey - Globe and Mail
Land of the Lost is harmless enough. It just isn't, with the exception of a few odd air pockets, particularly funny.
Stephanie Zacharek - Salon.com
Land of the Lost is an enjoyable regression to Saturday mornings gone by, as junky and sweet as a strawberry Pop-Tart.
Dana Stevens - Slate
Dull, unfunny, and completely unsuitable for viewing by anyone who isn't a charter member of the Will Farrell fan club.
James Berardinelli - ReelViews
Lame sketch comedy, an uninspired performance from Will Ferrell and an overall failure of the imagination turn Brad Silberling's Land of the Lost into a lethargic meander through a wilderness of misfiring gags.
Kirk Honeycutt - Hollywood Reporter
Director Brad Silberling can't seem to decide whether he's making fun of the show's cheesy visuals or seizing on its sense of roughhewn adventure.
Christy Lemire - Associated Press
Will Ferrell and Danny McBride can find the dumb fun in anything. Too bad that Land of the Lost is so much less than anything.
Peter Travers - Rolling Stone
Robin Clifford - Reeling Reviews
Dean Essner - Film Threat
Amy Biancolli - San Francisco Chronicle
Brent Simon - Shared Darkness
Nell Minow - Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
Ben Kenigsberg - Time Out
Joshua Rothkopf - Time Out
Danny McBride and Will Ferrell make it worth a trip to Land of the Lost.
Sarah Sluis - Film Journal International
Who is this movie being made for in the first place?
Peter Sobczynski - eFilmCritic.com
By stringing together a bunch of campy retro set-ups and witty improvs, Land of the Lost manages to be a watchable comedy with plenty of laughs.
Mike Edwards - Obsessed With Film
Mike Edwards - What Culture
Land of the Lost is a terrible family film - let's just get that out there - but it is certain to live on as a staple of bleary-eyed uni students' movie nights; sandwiched in-between repeat viewings of The Wall.
Simon Miraudo - Quickflix
Ladies and gentlemen- this is it. This is the moment where Will Ferrell's shtick (already wearing thin after his last couple of films) officially got old.
Chris Bumbray - JoBlo's Movie Emporium
Better than "Bewitched," if only for its straightforwardness. Then again, even Nora Ephron didn't turn Will Ferrell into a colonoscopic agent for a dinosaur. Depending on if you like him, that may be a comic equivalent to the Berlin Wall's collapse.
Nick Rogers - Suite101.com
...the film boasts a pervasively puerile sensibility that's reflected in virtually all of its attributes...
David Nusair - Reel Film Reviews
Not really a film version of the oft-rerun '70s Saturday morning staple that happens to star Will Ferrell, but rather a Will Ferrell movie that happens to bear the title and some concepts of the show.
Michael Dequina - TheMovieReport.com
Will Ferrell's and Danny McBride's natural charisma isn't sufficient to save Land of the Lost
Sonny Bunch - Washington Times
An odd film, which will hardly be enough to turn it into the massive hit that it needs to be.
Scott A. Mantz - Scott Mantz' Movie Reviews
There are genuine thrills, gross-out moments, zingy lines and a Will Ferrell in solid form. No one asked for this movie, but now that it's here, we should be pleased.
Jordan Hoffman - UGO
By and large, it's knockabout kids' stuff (and has been advertised on that basis), but it has some quite risque smut.
Edward Porter - Times [UK]
There's a docu-drama to be made about movies like this. About how no-one had the courage to tell the star: This ain't funny!
Victor Olliver - Teletext
A doughily inexpressive Will Ferrell extinguishes any flicker of originality in one of the worst performances of his career.
Wendy Ide - Times [UK]
It's a kind of cut-price Jurassic Park, with a support cast of gabbling monkeys and lizardish humanoids, and if they don't seem far-fetched you might believe Anna Friel as a Cambridge- educated scientist.
Anthony Quinn - Independent
As a TV-to-movie remake, LOTL ranks with Lost In Space: fitfully entertaining, largely uninspired. Ferrell does his best, but ends up stranded in the middle of an ideas desert.
Tony Horkins - Total Film
Will Ferrell capers earnestly through a Journey to the Center of the Earth-style comic romp witless of script, wan of invention and pasty of imagery.
Nigel Andrews - Financial Times
Neither conventional action-adventure or enough of an out-there pastiche, this really is the land of the lost.
Lorien Haynes - Little White Lies
A lumbering and largely unamusing comedy adventure. Ferrell and McBride are occasionally funny when they head into improv territory, but on the whole it is a limp affair.
Mark Adams - Sunday Mirror [UK]
A ragbag of lackadaisical plotting, drugs references, puerile lechery and shiny effects work, an assemblage far from child-friendly yet not quite grungey enough to wow older teens.
Trevor Johnston - Time Out
It's not just the land that feels lost in Ferrell's lumbering latest. After Bewitched, you'd have thought he'd have learned to leave old TV shows well alone.
Neil Smith - Film4
The crude humour is as unfunny as it is ill-judged. Set to become a favourite of bad movie clubs everywhere.
David Edwards - Daily Mirror [UK]
Too rude for kids and too dumb for grown-ups, this laboured romp is a dino-snore.
Neil Smith - Heat Magazine
Land of the Lost has decent special effects but ultimately fails thanks to a poorly written script, a general lack of imagination, a series of painfully unfunny gags.
Matthew Turner - ViewLondon
It's not clear whether the director, Brad Silberling, is camping it up or simply trying to get through it all without too much strain.
Derek Malcolm - This is London
It's far too raunchy for family audiences, nowhere near funny enough to satisfy comedy fans, and asks us to get all nostalgic about a 70s TV show that nobody in the UK has heard about.
Robbie Collin - News of the World
The insane comedy/action hybrid emerges as a nutty, funny, unashamedly weird action comedy hybrid that is more consistently laugh-grabbing than many of its contemporaries doing far better business at the box office.
James White - SFX Magazine
In a summer of terrible blockbusters, Land of the Lost's ability to distinguish itself as the worst of the bunch (so far) is almost commendable, given that its awfulness appears to have been achieved so effortlessly.
Alistair Harkness - Scotsman
Find your juvenile inner self and you might just enjoy Land Of The Lost.
Dean Essner - Sun Online
Humdrum adaptation that should, given the ripe nature of its source material, have been much better.
William Thomas - Empire Magazine
Like a valley of sedimentary rock, the film is comprised of layer upon crumbling layer of dumbness.
Stella Papamichael - Digital Spy
The humour is lame and more than a little smutty, while the plot barely hangs together.
David Gritten - Daily Telegraph
This big-budget revamp of the Seventies TV series flounders around with little consistency of tone, courting kids with roaring dinosaurs and visual gags, then winking at adults with near‑the‑knuckle asides.
Allan Hunter - Daily Express
Drawn out to 100 punishing minutes, this has all the markings of 2009's flabbiest summer turkey.
Rob Daniel - Sky Movies
The funniest aspect of this turkey is that it cost more than $100 million to make, yet it still looks like something assembled by idiots. It's one of the most abject family films ever to have slithered out of Hollywood's nether regions.
Christopher Tookey - Daily Mail [UK]
Just too random and silly to make any sense at all. Although there are a few laughs along the way
Rich Cline - Shadows on the Wall
Be it dead serious, moronic racecar driver Ricky Bobby or idiotic, deadpan Ron Burgandy, Ferrell has managed to create quite the niche for himself as the honest, earnest moron.
Don R. Lewis - Film Threat
Land of the Lost the movie is upbeat, pretty silly, but funny in enough portion to render it pleasant, with heavy reliance on the tongue-in-cheek art of understatement.
Karina Montgomery - Cinerina
perhaps the movie isn't quite weird enough, so instead of seeming inspired in its dementedness, it just seems inept and desperate
James Kendrick - Q Network Film Desk
If you hated the show, you'll hate this even more. If you loved it, prepare to find your precious childhood memories drenched (literally) in dinosaur pee.
Russ Breimeier - Christianity Today
The year's funniest moment may involve dino pee.
Rob Humanick - Projection Booth
The technical quality [of the effects] has improved, but the inherent cheesiness of the saucer-eyed Sleestak remains intact.
Sean Means - Salt Lake Tribune
This just might be one of the most confused, cluttered, and off-the-mark TV adaptations to ever hit the big screen.
David Cornelius - eFilmCritic.com
There are countless mentions of feces and urine. A woman is fondled several times. The lead character mouths a two-word vulgarity to another character.
Linda Cook - Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
...too flawed to love unconditionally, while at the same time being too bizarre to hate.
Luke Y. Thompson - LYTRules.com
...[Will] Ferrell's talents don't extend to making something out of a nothing script.
Jim Lane - Sacramento News & Review
Lost is putting it mildly.
Joshua Rothkopf - Time Out Sydney
The great irony of the new big-screen Land of the Lost adaptation is that the filmmakers have spent a reported $100 million to make a movie that looks like it cost $1.95. And you know what? In a weird kind of way, I actually appreciate that ethic
Mike McGranaghan - Aisle Seat
A misbegotten project that immediately alienates kid-toting parents with shameless and incessant product plugs, surprisingly foul language and other inappropriate references...
John Beifuss - Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
Land of the Lost probably looked hilarious in pre-production, but on the big screen, it only induces the odd chuckle.
Jason Di Rosso - MovieTime, ABC Radio National
A Will Ferrell comedy comes with certain expectations, and the latest Hollywood adaptation of a beloved TV show does not disappoint on that front. Whether fans of the original Krofft Brothers cult TV show will go along with it is another story.
Dov Kornits - FILMINK (Australia)
The original was unbelievably cheesy in its special effects but more sophisticated in its concepts, employing real science-fiction writers to work up ideas. Will Ferrell and partners have succeeded in reversing those priorities in this spoof.
Paul Byrnes - Sydney Morning Herald
Somewhere in a distant corner of the near infinite universe there must be a life form that finds Will Ferrell funny. Come and take him. Please.
Simon Weaving - Screenwize
A sure-fire candidate for one of the year's worse films.
Dennis Schwartz - Ozus' World Movie Reviews
The ideal viewer would be, I guess, a 5-year-old who still thinks dinosaurs and urine jokes are cool, but realizes they pale in comparison with breasts and gropings.
Ken Hanke - Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
Nothing at all besides two funnymen and one disposable, objectified woman running from place to place, screaming a bit, joking about bodily functions, and running around a bit more.
Tim Brayton - Antagony & Ecstasy
Land Of The Lost is flimsy stuff, but in an appealing way. Its brainlessness and lightness of touch and ability to turn in a new direction in the blink of an eye keeps it ticking over and means it'd be churlish to say much bad about it.
Michael Adams - Empire Magazine Australasia
A seriously mistaken enterprise, this Cat in the Hat-worthy stinker grafts the DNA of a Gerald Ford-era children's TV show (barely remembered by thirtysomethings) to the restless-leg freneticism of today's CGI-heavy blockbustering.
Joshua Rothkopf - Time Out New York
I don't know why this ridiculous film works as well as it does. Possibly it has to do with Will Ferrell being fearless about making a complete idiot of himself that is just dumbfounding and eventually seductive.
Margaret Pomeranz - At the Movies (Australia)
I had a good, dumb time.
David Poland - Movie City News
Saying it's slop is sort of like saying that entering a dank subway restroom at the height of the lunch rush hour is like wandering into a French perfumery. This baby stinks from start to finish.
Christopher Smith - Bangor Daily News (Maine)
Caught in an unfunny netherworld between kid-oriented mainstream summer entertainment and a cheap-looking green-screened sort of surreality, it might have been a watchable, no, bearable movie had it just embraced one or the other fully.
Eric Melin - Scene-Stealers.com
Will Ferrell's latest movie fiasco is just one more nail in the coffin of his career
Jackie K. Cooper - jackiekcooper.com
Defying space and time, we will see one of the worse films of this year.
Jolene Mendez - Entertainment Spectrum
Farrell and McBride are great together at times in this movie.
Ben Lyons - At the Movies
Danny McBride is funny in the movie, not nearly often enough.
Ben Mankiewicz - At the Movies
The pathetic, witless state of modern film comedy and mass appeal. Even at this level, 'Land of the Lost' bores.
Steve Crum - Video-Reviewmaster.com
It's a little dismaying to hear a man as funny as Will Ferrell give forth with witless exclamations like "Captain Kirk's nipples!"
Kurt Loder - MTV
... one can't help but wonder if a more serious version wouldn't have been better... possibly even in the hands of someone like Terry Gilliam (Time Bandits anyone?)
Kevin A. Ranson - MovieCrypt.com
Asks viewers to take off their thinking caps and put on their dunce hats. Comic rewards await for those who agree to do just that.
Betty Jo Tucker - ReelTalk Movie Reviews
This big screen re-invention of the hokey old saturday morning series is a passably silly summer guilty pleasure thanks to the antics of Will Ferrell and Danny McBride.
Pete Hammond - Hollywood.com
This seems like a good fit. A mediocre comedian featured in a parody of what some believe is the worst Saturday morning kiddie show in history.
Gary Wolcott - Tri-City Herald
You sit for long stretches where set pieces fail on every level and then laugh at a PG-13-skirting entendre or an strange reference or a rambling bit of improv from McBride
Dan Fienberg - HitFix
Unfortunately, the best moments are all on view in the various trailers and film clips available on the Internet, which makes the experience of watching the complete film somewhat disappointing.
Steve Biodrowski - Cinefantastique
... an aimless romp lost in the land of juvenile humor and missed opportunities.
Sean Axmaker - Seanax.com
Tiresome, repetitive and time-warped, the title says it all.
Susan Granger - SSG Syndicate
Embrace the inane wackiness that is Land of the Lost. Seriously, you need to chuck any rational thought and just let yourself enjoy this one %u2013 and don't feel ashamed about it.
Kit Bowen - The Movie Kit
A big budget, limp comedic exercise in male adolescence.
Richard Knight - Windy City Times
It bears too much resemblance to the detritus jumbled across its frame: patchwork components trying vainly to form a cohesive whole.
Rob Vaux - Mania.com
The only positive thing I can say about Land of the Lost is that it's so bad perhaps it will put an end to the classic-TV-to-film machine.
Brian Tallerico - HollywoodChicago.com
Will Ferrell is a buzz kill to this innuendo-laced comedy that's unrelated to the television series it's ostensibly based on.
Cole Smithey - ColeSmithey.com
I'm pleased to report the new Land of the Lost movie keenly understands that what was once scary is now ridiculous.
Mike Russell - Oregonian
There are a few funny-ish moments, but the filmmakers rely too much on self parody
Andrew L. Urban - Urban Cinefile
Surprisingly, the film actually delivers some great visuals, laughs and gives hope that Will Ferrell can be funny again. Rent it.
Kevin McCarthy - BDK Reviews
The biggest disappointment of the summer movie season.
Will Harris - Bullz-Eye.com
Parental Content Review
Jim Judy - Screen It!
An oozing slice of stink from director Brad Silberling, writers Chris Henchy and Dennis McNicholas and star Will Ferrell.
James Verniere - Boston Herald
As long as you enjoy the actors involved, Land of the Lost will mostly deliver. If you don't, you'll vanish into an entertainment void all your own.
Bill Gibron - PopMatters
Land of the Lost is if nothing else an interesting place to visit.
Todd Gilchrist - Cinematical
A mostly funny bowl of Dumb with the nutritional equivalent of all those giant bowls of Froot Loops you ate while watching cartoons back in the day.
Dave White - Movies.com
A spin-off of the '70s TV kids' show of the same name, it's far from a good movie, but it's also more enjoyable than this season's heavier or more pretentious misfires.
Michael Sragow - Baltimore Sun
It's hard to say what audience Silberling had in mind. For the kids, there's a steady parade of dinosaurs, time-travel adventures and absent-minded- professor jokes. But there are no kids to identify with.
John Hartl - Seattle Times
The reason this new picture works on occasion is precisely because it isn't a Will Ferrell movie; rather, it's a movie that just happens to star Will Ferrell.
Matt Brunson - Creative Loafing
With his belligerent blankness and gawky aplomb, Ferrell has made me laugh as much as any comic of his generation, but he's not doing anything fresh in Land of the Lost.
Peter Rainer - Christian Science Monitor
This is the worst adaptation of a classic kids TV show to the big screen since ...well, since last year's joyless movie Speed Racer. But Land raises the bar on joylessness.
Robert W. Butler - Kansas City Star
Ferrell plays Dr. Rick Marshall, Quantum Paleologist. Well, kinda. He's really just Will Ferrell, Guy Who Wears Speedos No Matter What Movie He's In.
Amy Nicholson - I.E. Weekly
All in all, Land of the Lost is big scale escapism, even if the escapism is wanting.
Louise Keller - Urban Cinefile
Land of the Lost makes a wise decision to never poke fun at its source material's campy flaws; instead it takes the best parts of the beloved series and puts a hilariously off-the-wall spin on it.
Diva Velez - TheDivaReview.com
About once a year, I like a film everyone else despises, a film so admittedly and indefensibly bad that I have no justification whatsoever for having enjoyed it. Last year it was The Love Guru. This year it is Land of the Lost.
Brandon Fibbs - BrandonFibbs.com
Land of the Lost will have kids asking if they can just go see Up again. Hopefully mom and dad have a little money left after blowing it on this.
Erik Childress - eFilmCritic.com
Even Will Ferrell can't save the repetitive, inane and uninspired humor from often falling flat.
Avi Offer - NYC Movie Guru
Jennie Kermode - Eye for Film
Land of the Lost amounts to a $100 million bet that Will Ferrell's brand of sketch comedy can survive contact with the day-glo sludge Sid & Marty Krofft purveyed. And vice versa.
John P. McCarthy - Boxoffice Magazine
Dean Essner - Bullz-Eye.com
Land of the Lost seems more intent on being off-putting than being funny. Mission accomplished, I guess, but it's not entertaining. And whoever thought it would be must have been out of his gourd.
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul) - St. Paul Pioneer Press
Dean Essner - National Post
The result is a giant mess, albeit one with about a dozen solid laughs.
Jeffrey M. Anderson - Combustible Celluloid
I hereby pronounce Land of the Lost the funniest dinosaur movie since Caveman.
Jim Slotek - Jam! Movies
Dean Essner - Irish Times
a dumb, fun amusement park ride, and it touched a certain level of childlike excitement in myself. I'm a little embarrassed to admit it, but I had a blast watching it.
Kevin Carr - 7M Pictures
It's a little more than half and half, definitely fun to watch with some memorable parts.
Fred Topel - Can Magazine
Land of the Lost isn't the butt of the joke, Will Ferrell is, and we've seen this movie before.
Joshua Tyler - CinemaBlend.com
More rudely silly than funny, action-comedy Land of the Lost is staged with colour and a fair amount of energy, but not much in the way of inventiveness or surprise.
Brent Simon - Screen International
A wildly bizarre and frequently hilarious adventure that appears to be whacked-out by design, not out of sloppiness.
Eric D. Snider - EricDSnider.com
In the interim, however, he makes us laugh now and then, and that is supposedly why we're there in the first place.
Boo Allen - Denton Record Chronicle (TX)
The Will Ferrell Comedy Train might be out of steam.
Willie Waffle - WaffleMovies.com
It lives down to the source material.
Christian Toto - What Would Toto Watch?
Maybe those lowered expectations played some part, but I was very, very surprised by the actual movie.
Devin Faraci - CHUD
The movie races around to nowhere in particular, more concerned with rarely spectacular spectacle than a beating heart.
Dustin Putman - DustinPutman.com
Tonally inconsistent, incoherently plotted and almost never funny.
Josh Bell - Las Vegas Weekly
Two funny actors and a criminally underused actress tramp around an alternate reality in search of comedy but not finding much for us to laugh at.
Nell Minow - Beliefnet
It's not that Land of the Lost is devoid of humor or adventure... Ultimately, though, the film feels like a series of ideas thrown at the wall, with only some of them sticking.
Alonso Duralde - MSNBC
(T)he equivalent of a nonsexual succubus, slowly sucking out the audience's intellect with each succeeding scene.
Tony Medley - tonymedley.com
Land of the Lost is only one hour and 36 minutes long, but it could easily be 15 minutes shorter without the scenes of Ferrell's meandering ad-libs.
Jeffrey Westhoff - Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
Preteen boys and Ferrell followers will like it fine. Wider audiences might be harder to impress.
Gary Thompson - Philadelphia Daily News
Still boring, senseless and something no one should be proud of.
Matt Pais - Metromix.com
[M]erely a cynical attempt to mine some cash from one of the few remnants of Generation X's collective childhood that has yet to be picked over for the sake of nostalgia...
MaryAnn Johanson - Flick Filosopher
Will Ferrell has officially used up my cache of good will...
Laura Clifford - Reeling Reviews
On the Ferrell scale, Land of the Lost ranks squarely below Anchorman and leagues above Semi-Pro, landing right in that murky middle-ground Talladega Nights territory. Let your tolerance level for the comedian be your guide. If
Rick Mele - AskMen.com
This only intermittently amusing film isn't going to win over any new fans of the divisive Will Ferrell.
Jeff Vice - Deseret News, Salt Lake City
Land of the Lost becomes an endurance test -- one that's too borderline bawdy for families and too dull and rote for anyone over 15. Who, exactly, is the intended audience for this drivel?
Rene Rodriguez - Miami Herald
A pleasantly undistinguished pudding.
Ella Taylor - L.A. Weekly
Will Ferrell justifies his outsized fame in this surprisingly bizarre and dirty adaptation of the campy '70s TV time-travel classic.
N.V. Cooper - E! Online
Natasha Vargas-Cooper - E! Online
Land of the Lost is, unfortunately, a perfect example of studio bloat: It's all noise and flash and chaos, but it lacks virtually everything that made the original television series so memorable.
Marc Savlov - Austin Chronicle
Not a children's movie, but a movie for people with childlike minds, Land of the Lost" combines the kind of juvenile humor that might amuse a 14-year-old with a shoddy plot that wouldn't satisfy a 5-year-old.
Rafer Guzman - Newsday
Audiences of a certain sort will be dumbstruck by how high the silliness gets piled; but whether or not you're puffin' stuff, you'll likely get lost in laughter.
Joe Williams - St. Louis Post-Dispatch
An aggressively weird, suitably uneven and decidedly un-kid-friendly keg-stand of nostalgia for those unable to scrub the fever-dream of a series from their memories.
Brian Juergens - AfterElton.com
It doesn't help that neither Ferrell nor McBride bring their best material, with McBride offering yet another variation on an angry redneck, and Ferrell falling back on Ron Burgundy-like bluster and nonsense exclamations.
Keith Phipps - AV Club
Why remake a property when the demographic you're aiming at would have almost no familiarity with the original? Wouldn't it be enough to just hire someone to write a movie with Will Ferrell and dinosaurs and be done with it?
Jeff Otto - Latino Review
as much of a nonsensical head-scratcher as the source show.
Sean O'Connell - Filmcritic.com
A soulless special effects flick crossed with a tired gross-out comedy.
Scott Von Doviak - Fort Worth Star-Telegram
Scott Von Doviak - Fort Worth Star-Telegram/DFW.com
McBride and Ferrell, who seems content to spin his wheels in vehicles that indulge his passion for stripping and dumbing down, are gifted performers. Here, they are given little to work with, and deliver accordingly.
Rossiter Drake - San Francisco Examiner
Land of the Lost sheds its TV-formula origins as a 1970s network series and becomes glib fun.
Armond White - New York Press
Land of the Lost is halfway toward amusing, which means it's just as close to awful.
Nick Schager - Slant Magazine
Director Silberberg should have known better than to go with this draft by TV writers Chris Henchy and Dennis McNicholas, an "SNL" shtick-meister.
Jules Brenner - Cinema Signals
Boasts a lewd monkey man fond of fondling human private parts without permission, apparently not a felony in prehistoric times, boob sign language chuckles, Tyrannosaurus tongue baths, and moments of humor that seem to arrive centuries apart.
Prairie Miller - NewsBlaze
We're in Howard the Duck and Pluto Nash territory here...so awful that watching all forty-three episodes of the original without a break would be less painful.
Frank Swietek - One Guy's Opinion
There should be criminal penalties for wasting $100 million on a movie this dreadful. Abandon hope, all ye who enter.
Marshall Fine - Hollywood & Fine
Whatever it was these filmmakers were hoping to achieve, I very much doubt the reaction they were looking for was "weird".
Joanna Langfield - The Movie Minute
Would that a time machine actually existed that could somehow restore the 106 minutes spent watching Land of the Lost.
Peter Keough - Boston Phoenix
The movie's abbreviated title is LOL, which is ironic since Ferrell offers hardly a smile, much less laughter out loud.
Harvey S. Karten - Compuserve