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Land of the Lost

By James Rocchi, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Ferrell's reboot of '70s show is rife with gross-out laughs.

Movie PG-13 2009 99 minutes
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Community Reviews

age 13+

Based on 48 parent reviews

age 17+

A terrible, inaccurate, and inappropriate movie!

This film is so stupid, inaccurate, and inappropriate! It is not only filled with now-horribly-outdated and inaccurate dinosaurs and pterodactyls, but the film is not suitable for families being filled with sex jokes, violence, drug mentions, urine drinking and bathing, foul language, and product placement throughout. I will never recommend this to children.
age 16+

Inappropriate and cheesy

Bad graphics and the entire movie was based on sexual innuendos. Waste of time, not entertaining at all!

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (48 ):
Kids say (64 ):

What saves LAND OF THE LOST from being annoying or overblown is the naked transparency of its low ambitions. This isn't a serious-minded reinvention of the series or an attempt to make a work of art out of '70s TV. Instead, it's a chance for Ferrell and McBride -- two talented comedic improvisers -- to do their thing in a world of dinosaurs and dangers, peril and parody.

Director Brad Silberling, working from a script by two ex-Saturday Night Live writers, knows this, so he goes easy on spectacle and heavy on slapstick. Land of the Lost is hardly the most original comedy -- Ferrell's playing another of his arrogant airheads, McBride another of his roughneck buffoons -- and yet something about the sci-fi setting makes what could have been tired moments fresh, as if a familiar restaurant redecorated while still serving old favorite recipes. A broad, foolish comedy, Land of the Lost has more than a few laughs, even if it is somehow both expensive and disposable.

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