Released on: February 13, 1998
Directed by: Barry Levinson
Written by: Kurt Wimmer, based on the book by Michael Crichton
Starring: Dustin Hoffman, Sharon Stone, Samuel L. Jackson
An all-star cast makes this adaptation of the Michael Crichton thriller well worth checking out. Granted, it isn’t as good as the Jurassic Park series – even all the reboots – but it’s a fine entry into the Crichton pantheon. However, at the time it was released, not even an all-star cast could save it, and the film bombed at the box office.
This proves, if nothing else, that not all Michael Crichton adaptations are created alike. Still, all these years later, it’s easy to appreciate the film for its cinematographic value, so if nothing else, tune in to watch it for that.