USA Today - 04/11/1997
"...An enjoyably cast, superbly shot, jolt-generating device..." -- 3 out of 4 stars
New York Times - 04/11/1997
"...A trashily entertaining reptilian version of JAWS..."
Chicago Sun-Times - 04/11/1997
"...It's a slick, scary, funny Creature Feature, beautifully photographed and splendidly acted in high adventure style..."
A big-budget B-movie thrill ride, ANACONDA stars Jon Voight as Sarone, a hardened, crusty river man riding the Amazon who is rescued by a film crew when the propeller on his boat malfunctions. The crew, led by director Terri Flores (Jennifer Lopez), hopes to make a documentary about the Amazon tribe known as The People of the Mist. She is joined by her cinematographer (Ice Cube) and a scientist (Eric Stoltz), among others. Unfortunately for all of them, a monstrous, 40-foot anaconda--which habitually swallows its prey whole--is on the rampage. The snake, which is a marvel of effects technology achieved through a seamless combination of animatronics and computer animation, helped make this one of the box office success stories of 1997.
Anaconda is an action-packed thriller starring JENNIFER LOPEZ (The Wedding Planner), rap superstar ICE CUBE (XXX: State of the Union), Academy AwardŽ-winner JON VOIGHT (1978 Best Actor, Coming Home) and ERIC STOLZ (Almost Famous).
A documentary film crew, headed by anthropologist Steve Cale (Stoltz) and director Terri Flores (Lopez), ventures into the world's most isolated jungle - the Amazon - in search of a lost and forgotten civilization. Early in their journey, they come to the aid of Paul Serone, a Paraguayan guide (Voight), who joins their expedition. But Serone is actually a poacher on the trail of a legendary snake. When Serone hijacks the boat and its crew on his quest to track and kill the giant snake, he steers the expedition right into the path of the deadly monster. Ger ready for a wild, scare-a-minute thrill ride because ANACONDA will grab you and take your breath away.