Reign of Fire Reviews

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Steve Newton
Georgia Straight
February 8, 2014
Reign of Fire is one of the most intense and enjoyable monster flicks I've ever seen.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
December 21, 2012
Dragons, man. That's all we're really here to see, and they do not disappoint in the slightest.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Charles Cassady
Common Sense Media
September 14, 2010
Plodding sci-fi dragon disaster tale is OK for older kids.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
April 29, 2009
Garners so much potential for a large exciting universe, but is just a waste of acting talent, special effects and money
Jeffrey Overstreet
Looking Closer
December 6, 2004
While the dragons come out blazing, the rest of the movie is blowing smoke.
| Original Score: C
January 7, 2004
good entertainment
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Greg Maki
Star-Democrat (Easton, MD)
January 7, 2004
... Reign of Fire is somehow greater than the sum of its parts.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com
January 7, 2004
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Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Josh Bell
Las Vegas Weekly
September 6, 2003
It's painful to watch actors like McConaughey and Bale, who showed so much potential at one time in their careers, shamelessly overact and spout inane dialogue.
| Original Score: C-
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
August 1, 2003
...McConaughey goes for broke and turns this guy into an amalgam of every hard-nosed soldier previously committed to celluloid.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Pablo Villaca
Cinema em Cena
July 25, 2003
Roteiro absurdo, história frágil, personagens pouco agradáveis e ação nada empolgante.
| Original Score: 2/5
Harry Guerin
RTE Interactive (Dublin, Ireland)
April 8, 2003
If London in cinders and medium rare sky-diving soldiers can't get you into the cinema, you're probably one of those people who were never fascinated by matches as a child.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
John R. McEwen
Film Quips Online
February 8, 2003
Reign Of Fire should at least be a marvel of special effects, but alas, even the dragon's not very much fun.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
James O'Ehley
Sci-Fi Movie Page
January 20, 2003
Reign of Fire is the schoolyard bully who used to beat the crap out of you during breaks: it is big, loud, dumb and never explains itself.
Top Critic
Paul Malcolm
L.A. Weekly
November 18, 2002
Despite a few epic revelations, we never get a real sense of living, breathing dragons.
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
November 12, 2002
Wouldn't you have thought that a studio about to spend over $90,000,000 on a movie would have begun with a script instead of a few special effects?
| Original Score: 5/10
Margaret A. McGurk
Cincinnati Enquirer
October 15, 2002
Delivers a fresh, rousing take on the venerable traditions of the monster movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Kevin A. Ranson
MovieCrypt.com
October 2, 2002
If "Reign of Fire" could have spared a few more bucks to pump up the thrills and spent a little longer working out the story's ending, it might have become one of the highest grossing films of the summer.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Paul Matwychuk
Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)
October 1, 2002
Reign of Fire contains several scenes in which the screen is filled with immense fire-breathing dragons, but you don't feel the slightest twinge of awe or fear for the size of these creatures or their incredible destructive powers.
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
September 26, 2002
Far too dark and menacing for kids, this fire-dragons story is far too silly for adults. With its M rating, maybe it's intended audience is exactly 15 year old boys.
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