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

Generally favorable reviews- based on 195 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 43 out of 77
  2. Negative: 24 out of 77
  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. May 10, 2014
    5
    I am pretty mixed about this film, because while it had some good Dinosaur action, it just felt like more of the same from past Jurassic Park films. I really don't think this film needed to be made. I kind of hope that when Jurassic World comes out in 2015, it will try to do something new and creative and not do something like this where it's just more of the same. Full Review »
  3. 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 »