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Anacondas: The Hunt for the Blood Orchid Review

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Critics scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.

  • 3.0

    out of 100

    Mixed or average reviews
    based on a weighted average of all
    critic review scores.

  • 33

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly Lisa Schwarzbaum

    There's no enjoyably outlandish hiss to this variation on the formula, and no Ice Cube or Owen Wilson, either. This time, a ship of capitalist fools (and no movie stars, unless you count utility player Morris Chestnut as a headliner) steams along the river in Borneo.

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  • 50

    out of 100

    USA Today Mike Clark

    At least director Dwight Little (Free Willy 2) gives us enough B-movie speed to keep Orchid from becoming a fountain of aging.

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  • 50

    out of 100

    Chicago Sun-Times Roger Ebert

    Competent formula entertainment, but doesn't make that leap into pure barminess that inspired "Anaconda."

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  • 50

    out of 100

    Chicago Tribune

    To be fair, it's little better or worse than the original. But, to be honest, the original--minus its nascent stars--wasn't very good.

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  • 70

    out of 100

    The Hollywood Reporter Michael Rechtshaffen

    Sufficient cheap thrills and enough of the prevailing camp quality.

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For Families provided by Common Sense Media

Not for kids 15 and under

How on earth did this sequel ever get made?

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this movie is filled with nightmare material for kids -- the snakes are huge and terrifying. There are many close-ups of the snakes' mouths right before they swallow someone whole. In many of the action scenes, the anaconda regurgitates a body, leaving it hanging in trees, covered in what looks like saliva and blood.

  • Families can talk about the greed the characters initially feel, as well as the team's search for a fountain of youth. Would you want to live forever? Why or why not? The snakes in the film are computer generated. Are real anacondas actually that big?

The good stuff
  • message true0

    Messages: In the beginning, almost every character is obsessed with money and the idea of becoming a billionaire.

What to watch for
  • violence false5

    Violence: Many extremely tense scenes. There's a scene of a dead snake that has been sliced open in the mid-section of its body. In this open section is a human corpse hanging out, covered with blood, flies, and the like.

  • sex false3

    Sex: A couple of shots of a male's bare chest, a reference to a boat as "ugly, but she puts out" and references to having a one night stand.

  • language false3

    Language: Some strong language.

  • consumerism false0

    Consumerism: Not an issue

  • drugsalcoholtobacco false3

    Drinking, drugs and smoking: A bar scene in which a couple of characters drink and smoke.