Flashback: Siskel and Ebert Call 'Jurassic Park' a 'Missed Opportunity'

Jurassic Park was, far and away, the highest-grossing movie of 1993. None of this meant that Gene Siskel and Roger Ebert were blown away by the movie. Siskel said "Jurassic Park has a number of peak thrills at the level of the attacks in Jaws and it has moments of real wonder, But when the animals are offscreen, the film really lags." Despite all that, the duo gave Jurassic Park a very tepid thumbs up. Roger Ebert was far harsher on The Lost World: Jurassic Park four years later when he rated it with two stars and a thumbs down.



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