Mixed or average reviews - based on 18 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 18
  2. Negative: 0 out of 18

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User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 97 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 23 out of 26
  2. Negative: 1 out of 26
  1. Oct 3, 2011
    The highest praise I can give The Lost World: Jurassic Park is that it's by no means the worst sequel I've ever seen (that honour goes to Aliens vs. Predator Requiem). It's got some nice effects and set pieces, and for the most part it's a story you actually care about. The film suffers from the same problem that the first did - an extreme lack of characterisation, but all actors are competent. The only standout performance comes from Pete Postlethwaite, who plays an unexpectedly rounded and well developed secondary antagonist. The stand out scene in The Lost World is a tense chase scene where the characters attempt to avoid stealthy raptors hiding in tall grass. All that is good in the Lost World however (and it must be said, it is an entertaining ride) is nearly ruined by the last half hour of the film. It is at this point that Spielberg thought it would be a good idea to subject his audience to a truly chronic scene in San Diego full of plot holes and unintentionally hilarious moments. The Lost World starts promisingly enough, but I'd strongly advise you to turn off the film before the final act, before your patience for extreme silliness wears out. Full Review »
  2. Mar 8, 2014
    It's darker and scarier than its predecessor, but it's not as good. We have some nice visuals and action sequences, but the story here, does not meet the previous film's standards. Full Review »
  3. Jul 18, 2013
    While not nearly as good as the first film, this film still triumphs in the thrills, scares, visuals, direction, music and acting- just as the first film did. The film is another triumph for Spielberg, even if it is not as good as the first film. Full Review »