Land of the Lost Reviews

  • 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

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