Lake Placid


After a mysterious attack in a quiet lake, a team of investigators descend on the area and do the usual find-the-monster things. There is also an old woman living near the lake who has a dark secret or two. Expect a curious mix of comedy and terror. Don't believe the poster, that scene is not in the movie.


92 minutes.
No persons under 10 (Language, Violence) .
Comedy, Horror, Thriller

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Credits

Cast
Bill Pullman, Bridget Fonda, Oliver Platt, Brenda Gleeson, Betty White
Director
Steve Miner
ScreenplayDavid E. Kelley
MusicJohn Ottman
CinematographyDaryn Okada
Sound formatsDolby SR
Made in1999
Produced byRocking Chair Productions, Phoenix Pictures

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Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Movies for Africa
Ian Douglas
5
Cape Argus
Peter Frost
10
The Cape Times
Wilhelm Snyman
5
The Star
Darryl Accone
1
Die Burger
Herman Wasserman
5
Sunday Times
Barry Ronge
10
Rapport
Paul Boekkooi
10
Beeld
Marius Jooste
10
TV3 Screenplay
Sandy Ngema
12
Bos Life
Jean-Pierre Pellissier
7
eye Weekly
Gemma Files
5
Box Office
Tim Cogshell
5
Rough Cut
Christopher Brandon
11
Total Film
Ceri Thomas
15
Film Review
James Mottram
1
Uncut
David Stubbs
20

What the People say

Internet
942 Netizens
11

Average .. 42%

8

Visitor Ratings

Scale (Max)20
Pate Jones (19) 20
Christine Burtenshaw 20

Average .. 100%

20

Visitor Comments

Ian Douglas: I'm starting to think that David Kelley should stick to television. After seeing two of his movies (this one and Mystery, Alaska), it's kinda sad that someone with his creative mind should resort to hackneyed movie themes. This film is basically Jaws-with-legs, with plenty of TV-sitcom style sarcasm thrown in. It doesn't really work on the big screen, making the characters come across as simply unpleasant. There are a few tense moments and plenty of red herrings, but the film never gets anywhere close to competing with Jaws.

Pate Jones (19): The way the movie is set out is extremely good.

Christine Burtenshaw (17): One of the best films I've seen this year. Scary and funny all at the same time. A real winner!






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