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
6.4

Generally favorable reviews- based on 203 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 44 out of 80
  2. Negative: 24 out of 80
  1. IzaakV
    Jan 22, 2009
    10
    I love this movie. The mere fact that they brought it out just for more 'jurassic park action' is good enough for me.
  2. 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 »
  3. JoyceC.
    Oct 6, 2007
    10
    Since the adaption of the dinasour's on the Island is over, they go through something we call maturing. The dinasours have matured over time, became smarter, more intelligent and brutal than ever imagined. Full Review »