Eragon Reviews

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Josh Bell
Las Vegas Weekly
December 14, 2006
All of the wooden dialogue and generic hero-questing doesn't even lead to much of note, merely setting up a sequel that may never come to pass.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
December 15, 2006
The experienced actors (Irons, Malkovich, Carlyle, Hounsou, and Sienna Guillory) earn the big bucks just for keeping a straight face.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Neil Miller
Film School Rejects
December 15, 2006
Full Review | Original Score: D
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
December 15, 2006
Why has 20th Century Fox released this embarrassment - whose quality would be dubious for a direct-to-video release - into theaters?
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
December 14, 2006
Eragon has the courage of its earnest, borderline-humorless convictions.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star
December 14, 2006
"Eragon" is based on a book by a 19-year-old with a script that seems to have been written by a 12-year-old.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Donald Munro
Fresno Bee
December 15, 2006
many of the elements are boringly derivative: Malkovich's creepy and menacing castle looks like it was picked up at a "Lord of the Rings" clearance sale.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Scott Weinberg
Cinematical
December 21, 2006
You'll probably spot eight or nine different pieces of uncredited source material as the garish smear of Eragon washes over you.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
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Amy Biancolli
Houston Chronicle
December 15, 2006
In truth, astute viewers may note a more-than-passing resemblance to Star Wars...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
December 14, 2006
It is a world without much texture or depth. Heroes, villains, magic, love, honor and destiny abound, but there is little complexity in the social, cultural or political shape of this world.
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
December 14, 2006
The big difference between Harry and Eragon is that the former movies range from not bad to very good, but the latter stinks.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Nick Schager
Slant Magazine
December 14, 2006
Eragon's fantastical milieu may be third-class Lord of the Rings, but its story--in what may constitute the most shameless act of plagiarism known to American cinema--is pure Star Wars.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Eric D. Snider
EricDSnider.com
December 17, 2006
If you took all the dragon-centered movies ever made, and counted the good ones on your fingers, I bet you'd still have enough fingers left over to flip off Eragon as you walked laughing from the theater.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Heather Huntington
ReelzChannel.com
February 9, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
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Stephen Hunter
Washington Post
December 14, 2006
Too bad the acting is so lame, the story so derivative and the thing so long.
Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium
December 19, 2006
God help us, there's going to be a director's cut, isn't there?
Full Review | Original Score: D
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.
Brian Orndorf
OhmyNews.com
December 15, 2006
It's mostly just a bunch of actors trying to look involved while attempting to act through their bad wigs and Studio 54 reject outfits.
Full Review | Original Score: D
Rebecca Murray
About.com
December 15, 2006
This big budget fantasy flick might bore audience members over the age of 10 right out of their minds.
Full Review | Original Score: D
Brian Gibson
Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)
December 14, 2006
As soon as Fangmeier sinks his teeth into the plot, he cuts from set piece to set piece in a frenzy, spitting out chunks of unnecessary voiceover and dizzying F/X. . . . a dim fantasy flick.
Tom Meek
Boston Phoenix
April 23, 2009
Garth Franklin
Dark Horizons
January 15, 2008
Philip French
Observer [UK]
January 20, 2007

ComingSoon.net
December 30, 2006
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St. Louis Post-Dispatch
December 30, 2006

Sydney Morning Herald
December 30, 2006
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