The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader Reviews

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December 8, 2015
It's not a particularly faithful adaptation of C.S. Lewis' original novel, true; but it retains enough of the key themes, and it has a storybook quality that sets it apart from the first two films.
Michael Dequina
September 15, 2013
What's been missing from the series since the first film is a strong, memorable adversary.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
David Keyes
July 4, 2013
...rushes from the screen with ambition and color, excitement and thrill, and a relentless sense of optimism that catapults the story and its visuals to striking heights.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
John Hanlon
Big Hollywood
June 30, 2013
A good old-fashioned adventure story, this family-friendly film benefits from several outstanding supporting characters.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Roger Moore
Tribune News Service
January 16, 2013
The only "Narnia" Chronicle that's a worthy challenger to the far more popular Harry Potter pictures
Jeff Beck
September 22, 2012
While "Dawn Treader" still had the look, it didn't feel like a Narnia film because of its meandering storyline.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Laurence Boyce
The Baltic Times
December 13, 2011
This is designed to keep the children happy over the Christmas period and fans of CS Lewis will enjoy the fact that it's a pretty faithful adaptation. But those wanting something different from the usual CGI extravaganza would do well to look elsewher
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Greg Maki
Star-Democrat (Easton, MD)
November 5, 2011
Lacking a strong central narrative force, there is little sense of what is at stake.
Full Review | Original Score: C
James Luxford
The National (UAE)
September 1, 2011
the film finishes with a suitable roar.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Wesley Lovell
Cinema Sight
August 15, 2011
The only thing more emblematic of this franchise would have been had the ship sank at the end.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Ed Whitfield
The Ooh Tray
June 29, 2011
... A perfectly bland blockbuster; as flat as a still ocean and pioneering, in the sense that its synthetic vistas and passionless players, somehow plasticise the imagination.
June 15, 2011
The series' most entertaining movie so far ... [But] either the screenwriters don't understand Lewis's story, or they're actively subverting ideas he illustrated beautifully.
Full Review | Original Score: 6.5/10
R. L. Shaffer
May 16, 2011
A little uneven, highlighting an unlikable character, but also incredibly enjoyable when the film is focused on the magnificently imaginative Narnian visuals.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Jeffrey Chen
Window to the Movies
May 12, 2011
The lead kids here have their charms, and while the film is functional it lacks distinction and a passionate sense of drive.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
James Plath
Movie Metropolis
April 17, 2011
Many families will find this installment the most entertaining, action-filled, and humorous of the three.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
April 9, 2011
The shortest of the Narnia movies (and also the worst)...
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Dave White
April 4, 2011
This is the shortest (just under two hours long) and the fastest-moving of the franchise so far.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Jason Best
Movie Talk
March 18, 2011
The narrative sometimes gets becalmed and the tale's Christian allegory is blatantly unsubtle, but Apted and cinematographer Dante Spinotti do manage to conjure the odd moment of visual wonder out of the quest.
Paul Gallagher
Future Movies UK
February 18, 2011
It's not a film that has anything like the thematic weight of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, but what it does offer is a fun and exciting (but not too scary) time at the movies for kids.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Shaun Munro
What Culture
February 10, 2011
[M]eek fantasy fare that's overbudgeted, underwritten, and while it may have happened this way in the novel, that doesn't mean it is any good, nor that we should give it a free pass...
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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