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Jurassic Park III

action & adventure, children & family, sci-fi & fantasy

Adventure runs wild when renowned paleontologist Dr. Alan Grant (Sam Neill) agrees to accompany a wealthy adventurer (William H. Macy) and his wife (Téa Leoni) on an aerial tour of Isla Sorna.

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common sense

PAUSE for kids age 12
0 out of 5
Drinking, drugs, & smoking
1 out of 5
1 out of 5
Positive messages
1 out of 5
Positive role models
1 out of 5
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4 out of 5

For kids who can handle nonstop action, it's good scary fun.

what parents need to know

Parents need to know that, like its prequels, Jurassic Park III is nonstop action and violence. There are jump-out-at-you surprises and some gross-out moments. Characters are in extreme peril and several are killed, but the movie is careful not to get rid of anyone we really care about. Some children will nevertheless find it very upsetting, especially because one of the characters is a child. But the child is brave, smart, and resilient, which some kids will find very satisfying. Divorced parents reunite and live happily ever after at the end of the movie, which might give kids the wrong idea about how divorce actually works.

what families can talk about

  • Families can talk about Dr. Grant's comment that "Some of the worst things imaginable are done with the best intentions." He also talks about the difference between astronomers and astronauts. Is he right in saying that the difference is between imagining and seeing?
  • Teens: Do you want a career full of action and excitement, or safety and time to think?

movie reviews from Rotten Tomatoes®

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Top Critic Reviews


- Adam Nayman, eye WEEKLY, Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Fresh: An efficient and surprisingly palatable finale to the Jurassic franchise.

- Daniel Etherington, Film4, Thursday, June 24, 2010

Rotten: An all-action, helter-skelter, don't-forget-to-buy-the-computer-game ride that makes the two previous installments look like models of classic filmmaking.

- Derek Elley, Variety, Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Audience Reviews

3 stars

While the visuals have lost their wow factor, this still maintains some of its acting and intense situations. While the raptors get unusual colours, T-Rex is replaced by a bigger and deadlier dinosaur; Spinosaurus. Sam Neill reprises his role as 'Dr Alan Grant' and, personally, is the highlight of acting in this film. Like with 'The Lost World', try not to compare too much with the original and this can be enjoyable.

- samoriley, Wednesday, August 8, 2012

4 stars

Well although not a hit like the first, i must say its far better than the second and its a shock that it only came out a year after its sequel ! I love the cast and glad to see sam neill reclaiming his role shame about the rest tof the original cast, but the story really didnt have room for them! However all in all i love the cast and enjoy this movie a lot! only took 8yrs to get a reasonably decent sequel discounting the 'Lost World' !

- FiLmCrAzY, Thursday, March 29, 2012

2 stars

Is not better that the first Jurassic Park, but, for certain is better that the second. Anyway, Jurassic Park III, is nice, but weak. Rotten.

- fb100002359227440, Wednesday, February 1, 2012