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.