Metascore
42

Mixed or average reviews - based on 30 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 30
  2. Negative: 7 out of 30
  1. 20
    Stinks worse than dino dung. Sure, the creatures look good.
  2. A serious been-there-done-that number.
  3. Has to be the sorriest excuse for a reprise since "Highlander — The Final Dimension."
  4. Reviewed by: Mike Clark
    38
    Even the special effects alone aren't worth the price of admission.
  5. Drama is minimal and character nonexistent.
  6. The "Jurassic Park" movie franchise does not evolve. Quite the opposite: It degenerates at great speed.
  7. Reviewed by: Derek Elley
    30
    Game ride that makes the two previous installments look like models of classic filmmaking.
User Score
6.3

Generally favorable reviews- based on 183 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 43 out of 76
  2. Negative: 24 out of 76
  1. Feb 21, 2012
    4
    JP3 clearly sets out to be a short, fun romp through the JP universe. Well, it's exactly like the "quickie" it tries to be... a short, noisy exertion that's kinda fun while it lasts but leaves you feeling unfulfilled. You don't care about the characters, the dinosaurs look more puppet-ish than in either of the original films and the feeling of danger is lacking throughout. On the plus side, the Spinosaurus is pretty neat and no mumbling, stammering Jeff Goldblum to deal with. Whew! Full Review »
  2. Mar 8, 2014
    5
    The visuals are impressive, but it falls short compared to its predecessors. We have some intense action, and great use of CGI, but it all just feels like it's repeated. Full Review »
  3. Jan 11, 2014
    3
    Severe lack of characterisation, predictable set-up from the start, majorly contrived plot devices, the dinosaurs almost pushed to the side with about the least annoying character being Dr. Alan Grant, a stock, pointless ending...it's like I didn't care any more. And it's a great insult to have one of the main female characters to be so poorly written that she was about one of the only ones to be found screaming for help. Full Review »