Fox 2000 Pictures | Release Date: July 16, 1999
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MiguelB.Jun 4, 2007
More fun than horror, with lots of hilarious banter between main characters. Should not be taken seriously, of course, but definitely more enjoyable than most movies in this genre.
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WesleyE.Mar 15, 2006
It's by no means a good movie... but the actors (if you can call them that) do poke some slight fun ath the subject, and the Big Croc itself kicks ass.
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dibs234Apr 11, 2014
this film is truly fantastic in that it is not and should never be approached as a horror film but as a comedy/jibe to all generic slasher films out there defiantly worth a watch
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ballpark_frankNov 27, 2012
I consider this a 'cult classic'. It's not quite "Citizen Kane", but it's excellent TV and popcorn fare. A local law enforcement officer is killed in a quite gruesome manner by some unknown creature (ok - not a spoiler, but: it's aI consider this a 'cult classic'. It's not quite "Citizen Kane", but it's excellent TV and popcorn fare. A local law enforcement officer is killed in a quite gruesome manner by some unknown creature (ok - not a spoiler, but: it's a crocodile), so the local sheriff calls in the Fish & Game department. Pullman shows up, along with a woman paleontologist, who's run into an office 'triangle' and been deported, so to speak, to check out a tooth found in the victim. Eventually, a well known crocodile expert enters the mix. Along the way, the four make quite a dysfunctional family, with Pullman and Fonda unable to take their platonic relationship to another level, while Platt (playing expert Hector Cyr) and Gleeson (playing the sheriff, Hank) are the two bickering brothers. Finally, to throw another wrench into the works, there's Betty White as Mrs. Bickerman, whose husband is dead (without any records being filed in the local courthouse, and no real explanation immediately coming). Eventually, it's confirmed that there's an enormous crocodile inhabiting the lake. The only question is whether to try and trap it, or destroy it). Pretty light fare, with a few 'shocking' scenes which may be a little bit too intense for very young children. A final note: stick around until the very end and you'll be slightly surprised. Expand
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TejasNairNov 7, 2020
It's the humour garnished all over Lake Placid that makes it more than an entertaining watch about crocodile terror. You know it's a spoof but you know there's danger out there too that the characters are going to fall into. Add to that theIt's the humour garnished all over Lake Placid that makes it more than an entertaining watch about crocodile terror. You know it's a spoof but you know there's danger out there too that the characters are going to fall into. Add to that the on-the-point performances and dialogue delivery by Bridget Fonda, Oliver Platt, and Brendan Gleeson and the overall atmosphere of the film, and you have a terrific film to enjoy with friends and family. This is some great popcorn entertainment. Grade B. Expand
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ReythFeb 22, 2021
This film is one of the very few big budget crocodile movies ever made. And if you love crocodile movies, then this certainly is the first one to watch. It's an enjoyable movie. It had a good amount of action and a decent story and some goodThis film is one of the very few big budget crocodile movies ever made. And if you love crocodile movies, then this certainly is the first one to watch. It's an enjoyable movie. It had a good amount of action and a decent story and some good characters in it. But above all, it was Stan Winston's incredible animatronic crocodile that made this film a true popcorn flick! Expand
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