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75
A legit action movie.
75
Chicago Tribune
You don't believe a second of it, but it's easy to enjoy, partly because of the casting of all three leads.
75
The most entertaining 3-D movie I've ever seen.
67
Journey is just the new version of a 1950s comin'-at-ya roller coaster, with a tape measure, trilobite antennae, and giant snapping piranha thrust at the audience.
63
I don't know if 3-D could improve all movies (nothing could make "The Love Guru" funny) but it sure works here.
63
Cheesy, cheesy, cheesy but fun, fun, fun.
63
Miami Herald
A brisk, undemanding adventure aimed squarely at the family market, Journey is completely passable in 2-D. But viewing it through 3-D glasses not only quadruples the movie's entertainment value, it also explains why characters are constantly thrusting things at the camera.
60
Surprising as it may be, given an unpromising trailer, the 3D update of Jules Verne's Journey to the Center of the Earth turns out to be perfectly charming as well as predictably eye-popping.
60
The cast hits the right notes. Fraser, switching between affable good sport and heroic goofball, clearly doesn't mind this stuff. He realized early on with "George of the Jungle," "Dudley Do-Right" and the "Mummy" movies that his B-movie build and persona is perfect for live-action cartoons.
60
The Hollywood Reporter
This first feature by veteran visual effects supervisor Eric Brevig has its transporting, if benign, charms.
50
Ultimately, Journey to the Center of the Earth's minor-league visual pleasures will be most enjoyed by those with the smallest number of celluloid reference points, preferably those who have started going to the movies after "Jurassic Park" or, better yet, the Harry Potter films.
50
Not so much a movie as an amusement park ride.

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