Eragon Reviews

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October 19, 2012
Kids too young for Lord Of The Rings may be distracted by this below average fantasy, but for everyone else this is derivative and silly.
Tricia Olszewski
Washington City Paper
March 4, 2008
Regardless of your feelings about the fantasy genre, there's one thing everyone can agree on: Elves should not be 5-foot-6.
September 2, 2007
As my companion dourly noted, "I just paid $30.00 to see Star Wars." (And yes, that's matinee pricing and all I had was a water.) But wow, great effects, seriously.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Christopher Smith
Bangor Daily News (Maine)
May 10, 2007
Tolkien lite.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Emily S. Mendel
culturevulture.net
March 20, 2007
The viewer is not transported to the magical, complex and elaborate kingdom of AlagaŽsia of the book, but rather is merely observing action scene followed by action scene.
Kent Turner
Film-Forward.com
January 16, 2007
Director Stefan Fangmeier would have been better off following the cliff-hanging, lucidly written action scenes by [Christopher] Paolini.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
January 14, 2007
While it offers nothing new, it gets a passing grade because it does have some interesting characters, brought to life by some top-notch acting talent.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Dan Lybarger
eFilmCritic.com
January 12, 2007
At a recent screening of 'Eragon,' a woman lamented, 'It's like a teenage guy wrote this.' She was right.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Gregory Kirschling
Entertainment Weekly
January 3, 2007
Give Eragon a few years: By then, it might be delightfully bad.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
David Edwards
Daily Mirror [UK]
January 2, 2007
We can only hope the next instalment will have a little more fire in its belly.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Peter Bradshaw
Guardian
December 30, 2006
John Malkovich finds his loopy, nostril-flaring form as the wicked tyrant and Jeremy Irons, playing the boy's wise mentor, is visibly thinking about his fee.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Nigel Floyd
Time Out
December 30, 2006
A painful reminder of what fantasy cinema was like before the Lord of the Rings trilogy re-wrote the rules.
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Kerry Lengel
Arizona Republic
December 30, 2006
The title of Hollywood's latest fantasy epic is simply the word 'dragon' with one letter changed, and unfortunately, that's about the level of creativity you can expect from Eragon.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
December 30, 2006
An enjoyably bad movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Matthew Turner
ViewLondon
December 30, 2006
The effects are impressive but the script, acting and direction are desperately dull.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Robert Hanks
Independent
December 30, 2006
It's a bonanza for the tinted contact lens industry.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
December 30, 2006
This tale of dragons and derring-do risks sending kids and grownups alike drifting away to the Land Of Nod.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Susan Tavernetti
Palo Alto Weekly
December 30, 2006
Often warm and ultimately uplifting, the fantasy delivers entertaining fare for the entire family.
| Original Score: 3/4
Tim Cogshell
Boxoffice Magazine
December 30, 2006
If one happens to be a boy between the ages of 10 and 15 or so, all of this will be quite exciting and engaging. If one is much older -- say, 16 -- and has seen any epic adventure produced in the last two decades, Eragon will be trying.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Pete Vonder Haar
Film Threat
December 30, 2006
Laughably bad, mind-bogglingly derivative, and easily one of the worst movies of the year.
Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/5
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