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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John Hazelton
Screen International
February 10, 2011
Michael Apted keeps the story moving and finds more humour in the adventure than was offered in the darker Caspian installment.
Brian Gibson
Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)
January 27, 2011
Quaintly enjoyable enough in its own way. Until it's slowly sunk by a certain divine Lion, bringing along all his earnestness and preciousness. It's a ride, all dressed up as a child-hero fantasy quest, that's meant to lead us to one red-light moral.
Christopher Smith
Bangor Daily News (Maine)
January 7, 2011
Their joyous return to Narnia washes away as their comfort in the face of the fantastic sets in. Nothing appears new to them, and likewise, nothing enchants us.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Joshua Starnes
ComingSoon.net
December 30, 2010
The standard perils of sequels are visible ... but a great deal of care and thought has let the filmmakers avoid most of the pitfalls and clamber out of the rest relatively unscathed.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Diana Saenger
ReviewExpress.com
December 21, 2010
Adventure and fun for the entire family with an easy to follow story.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Eric Melin
Scene-Stealers.com
December 20, 2010
With no real sense of danger or urgency, the "adventure" of the Dawn Treader remains as by-the-books and generic as ever.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Simon Abrams
Slant Magazine
December 18, 2010
The faux-Odyssean trials the characters face are also paradoxically so strained that they often look more arbitrary than thoughtful.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
December 17, 2010
Forget the Titanic: The Dawn Treader is the real sinking ship.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Andrea Chase
Killer Movie Reviews
December 17, 2010
Director Michael Apted has injected a greater sense of adventure in this installment, though the references to having faith do little to prevent much of the dialogue from sounding very much like a Sunday sermon
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Top Critic
Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post
December 17, 2010
Not quite a must-see, The Voyage of the Dawn Treader is nonetheless a sturdy outing with many of the charms that have become franchise trademarks.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
December 17, 2010
At least the sea serpent -- part cobra, part eel -- is fierce, and welcome...
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Joseph Proimakis
Movies for the Masses
December 17, 2010
full review at Movies for the Masses
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
December 16, 2010
Comfortably the worst of the three movies... perversely anti-fun in a way that no fantasy epic has any right to be.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
Derek Malcolm
This is London
December 15, 2010
You can't help wishing the film well, though doubting whether it will get anywhere near Harry Potter's lot at the box office.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
December 15, 2010
It seems to suffer from a general malaise, lacking a proper villain and having only a couple of interesting characters.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
December 15, 2010
I'm hard-pressed to work up the energy to actively loathe it. Let's say I passively dislike it and let it go at that.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Jackie K. Cooper
jackiekcooper.com
December 14, 2010
Simple and satisfying; the best of the three
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Linda Cook
KWQC-TV (Iowa)
December 14, 2010
What a lovely finale and final (I think) installment of the fantasy/Christian allegory created by C. S. Lewis.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Dave Golder
SFX Magazine
December 14, 2010
It's hardly groundbreaking, but after the stodgy, cluttered, overblown last couple of Potter pics this unpretentious fantasy flick feels like a nostalgic return to the glory days of Ray Harryhausen.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Diva Velez
TheDivaReview.com
December 14, 2010
A joyless lesson in overstaying one's welcome. Everything about this movie is marked down like a fire sale. The visuals look shoddy and the uninspired script is a dud that requires no effort by the young cast.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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