The Lost World: Jurassic Park

  • PG
  • Steven Spielberg (1997)
  • US
  • 123 min
The Lost World: Jurassic Park
Film Review
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3 out of 5

There's another island full of genetically created dinosaurs in this exuberantly calculated sequel to Jurassic Park. But while the cloned package does elicit a nagging sense of déjà vu, such feelings never get in the way of the overpowering excitement and spectacular special effects, which are served up in deliciously scary dollops. With Richard Attenborough and Jeff Goldblum on hand once more to test the balance of nature off the coast of Costa Rica, director Steven Spielberg ensures his epic thrill-ride runs smoothly along well-oiled tracks. Even though the final third of the movie, where the T rex rampages through San Diego, seems slightly tacked on, events move at such a breakneck pace there's barely time to think about anything other than screaming in amazement.

Plot Summary

Sci-fi adventure starring Jeff Goldblum and Julianne Moore. Past experience tells Dr Ian Malcolm not to get involved with businessman John Hammond's new scheme to build a dinosaur park. However, he reluctantly agrees when he realises that his girlfriend is already on site. On his arrival on the secluded island he soon finds that his fears were well founded.

Cast and crew


Dr Ian Malcolm
Jeff Goldblum
Dr Sarah Harding
Julianne Moore
Roland Tembo
Pete Postlethwaite
Peter Ludlow
Arliss Howard
John Hammond
Richard Attenborough
Nick Van Owen
Vince Vaughn
Kelly Curtis
Vanessa Lee Chester
Dieter Stark
Peter Stormare
Ajay Sidhu
Harvey Jason
Eddie Carr
Richard Schiff
Joseph Mazzello
Ariana Richards


Steven Spielberg

Other Information

Theatrical distributor: 
U.I.P. (UK)
May be edited for language and violence.
Available on video, DVD and BluRay
Certificate PG