Luis Llosa (1997)

15 Certificate


Our Score
A lowbrow 1950s monster movie concept is given a blockbuster makeover in this cheerful slither-fest. With predictable stupidity, the film shows how a documentary film crew sailing up the Amazon gets used as snake bait by deranged explorer Jon Voight in his obsessive quest to capture a legendary 40ft anaconda. As the competent cast fights a computer-generated garden hose with fangs, and as Voight's performance goes into camp overdrive, the scaly scares shrink while the screams of laughter increase. Director Luis Llosa's ecological message gets as lost as the film crew, but at least his processed snake charmer makes up for what it lacks in exotic fright with daft fun.


Film-makers venture deep into the Amazon jungle to document the lives of a remote tribe. However, the expedition is hijacked by a crazed hunter who plans to use them as bait to catch a gigantic killer snake. Adventure, starring Jennifer Lopez, Jon Voight, Ice Cube, Eric Stoltz and Jonathan Hyde.

Cast & Crew

Terri Flores Jennifer Lopez
Paul Sarone Jon Voight
Danny Rich Ice Cube
Dr Steven Cale Eric Stoltz
Warren Westridge Jonathan Hyde
Gary Dixon Owen Wilson
Denise Kalberg Kari Wuhrer
Mateo Vincent Castellanos
Poacher Danny Trejo
Director Luis Llosa
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Columbia Tri-Star Films (UK)Guidance: Contains violence and swearing. Available on: video and DVD