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Anaconda

  • Drama
  • 1997
  • Luis Llosa
  • 85 mins
  • 15

Summary

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.

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Review

Rating: 3 out of 5.

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.

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Credits

Cast

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Terri FloresJennifer Lopez
Danny RichIce Cube
Paul SaroneJon Voight
Dr Steven CaleEric Stoltz
Warren WestridgeJonathan Hyde
Gary DixonOwen Wilson
Denise KalbergKari Wuhrer
MateoVincent Castellanos
PoacherDanny Trejo

Crew

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DirectorLuis Llosa

Details

Theatrical distributor
Columbia Tri-Star Films (UK)
Language
English
Guidance
Contains violence and swearing.
Available on
video and DVD
Formats
Colour
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