The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian Reviews

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James Verniere
Boston Herald
October 18, 2008
Overwrought.
Heather Huntington
ReelzChannel.com
September 8, 2008
A well-executed, faithful version of the C. S. Lewis classic.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Matthew Turner
ViewLondon
July 18, 2008
The acting, direction and effects have all improved considerably since The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe and Narnia fans won't be disappointed, but the story itself is weak by comparison.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
July 17, 2008
Prince Caspian (the movie) is gorgeous and a total snore. The boy is just gorgeous. Whitewashing the themes also removed the story.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Wesley Lovell
Cinema Sight
July 13, 2008
An improvement over the original, Prince Caspian better catches the nuances of the source material, but continues to ignore some of the more potent statements.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Helen O'Hara
Empire Magazine
June 27, 2008
Significantly better than the first film or, say, the first two Harry Potters.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
June 20, 2008
Marred by the dull performance of the movie's pinup-ready title swashbuckler and the relative charmlessness of the English schoolchildren (the Hogwarts Sorting Hat would have kicked these kids to the curb).
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Rodney Chester
Courier Mail (Australia)
June 13, 2008
This film is a more of an action flick than the first, but there is still enough of the magic of Narnia to ensure the success of the franchise will continue.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Eric Moro
IGN Movies
June 12, 2008
Its darker tone and well turned performances lend credibility and urgency to the story, but the forced Disney/Walden-style kiddie pandering makes for a rather schizophrenic experience.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Stephen Silver
The Trend
June 11, 2008
"In the two battle scenes, we always have an exact sense of what an old film professor of mine called the "axis of action." We know who is where, and why, and where things stand
| Original Score: 4/5
Colin Newton
Sunday Mail (Australia)
June 7, 2008
Prince Caspian is rife with Christian metaphors and mythology. Well, they're there if you choose to see them.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Jake Wilson
The Age (Australia)
June 7, 2008
Adamson is probably indifferent to politics, which would be easier to forgive if the film gave you anything else to think about.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Leigh Paatsch
Herald Sun (Australia)
June 7, 2008
All in all, a solid and respectable entry to the ledger.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Jason Di Rosso
MovieTime, ABC Radio National
June 7, 2008
You either like school kids waving swords and talking to special magic friends, or you don't. For fans of the genre, it's good news. This film hits the right notes.
David Stratton
At the Movies (Australia)
June 7, 2008
This is a dark romantic epic, which at times recalls such classic sagas as Ivanhoe and Quentin Durward, and it's very enjoyable on a number of levels, not least in the realm of pure spectacle.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Pauline Adamek
FILMINK (Australia)
June 7, 2008
Prince Caspian is marvellous entertainment.
David Stratton
The Australian
June 7, 2008
Prince Caspian has most of the elements required for a fantasy-action-adventure story, and the book has been intelligently adapted for the screen.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Austin Kennedy
Sin Magazine
June 4, 2008
I really wanted to like this movie, and Andrew Adamson has made a polished looking film, but I had a tough time getting into it.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Michael Dance
The Cinema Source
June 3, 2008
In the novel, all the back story is clumsily dumped in the first few chapters ... in the movie, it's structured a lot more logically, and cinematically.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Ben McEachen
Empire Magazine Australasia
June 1, 2008
Character depth and stirring subtext is what books are for. Adamson's Narnia adaptations remove all that pesky claptrap so that we can glide through a superficial reading.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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