Jurassic Park

  • PG
  • Steven Spielberg (1993)
  • US
  • 121 min
Film Review
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5 out of 5

Steven Spielberg soared to new heights with this massively successful adventure adapted from Michael Crichton's bestseller. The world's ultimate theme park, featuring genetically re-created dinosaurs, is about to open and owner Richard Attenborough decides to give a sneak preview to a select few, including scientists Sam Neill and Laura Dern. However, all is not well in this new Garden of Eden and, in the jungle, the creatures are restless (when movie scientists tamper with nature, you just know something will go wrong). T rex and his chums are the undoubted stars of the show and the mix of computer animation and models is truly inspiring. Spielberg orchestrates the action with effortless verve and, although it's too long and full of loose ends, only the most Scrooge-like viewer will fail to be transfixed by the thrilling action and the sheer scale of the director's vision. Spielberg is less assured in the department of character development and some of the actors give worse performances than the computer-generated creatures, but, with a landmark spectacle like this, who cares?

Plot Summary

Steven Spielberg's blockbuster adventure, starring Sam Neill, Laura Dern, Jeff Goldblum and Richard Attenborough. Billionaire tycoon John Hammond has built the ultimate theme park - an island populated by genetically engineered dinosaurs. A group of guests, including Hammond's grandchildren, are invited to preview the attraction, touring the park in remotely controlled cars. But, as a tropical storm gathers, an unscrupulous employee shuts down the elaborate security system, leaving the tour stranded - and mayhem about to break loose.

Cast and crew


Dr Alan Grant
Sam Neill
Dr Ellie Sattler
Laura Dern
Ian Malcolm
Jeff Goldblum
John Hammond
Richard Attenborough
Robert Muldoon
Bob Peck
Donald Gennaro
Martin Ferrero
Dr Wu
BD Wong
Joseph Mazzello
Ariana Richards
Samuel L Jackson
Wayne Knight
Jerry Molen


Steven Spielberg

Other Information

Theatrical distributor: 
U.I.P. (UK)
Includes scenes that may be disturbing for children, may be edited for language.
Available on video, DVD and BluRay
Released 23 Aug 2013
Certificate PG