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The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (2010)



Critic Consensus: Its leisurely, businesslike pace won't win the franchise many new fans, but Voyage of the Dawn Treader restores some of the Narnia franchise's lost luster with strong performances and impressive special effects.

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Upon returning to Narnia to join Prince Caspian for a voyage on the majestic royal vessel known as The Dawn Treader, Lucy, Edmund, and their cousin Eustace encounter merfolk, dragons, dwarves, and a wandering band of lost warriors. As the edge of the world draws near, their remarkable adventure at sea sails toward an exciting, yet uncertain, conclusion. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovimore
Rating: PG (for some frightening images and sequences of fantasy action)
Genre: Action & Adventure, Kids & Family, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Directed By:
Written By: Richard LaGravenese, Christopher Markus, Stephen McFeely, Michael Petroni, C.S. Lewis
In Theaters:
On DVD: Apr 8, 2011
Box Office: $104.4M
20th Century Fox - Official Site


Georgie Henley
as Lucy Pevensie
Skandar Keynes
as Edmund Pevensie
Ben Barnes
as Caspian
Will Poulter
as Eustace Scrubb
Gary Sweet
as Drinian
Terry Norris
as Lord Bern
Bruce Spence
as Lord Rhoop
Bille Brown
as Coriakin
Laura Brent
as Liliandil
Tilda Swinton
as The White Witch
Anna Popplewell
as Susan Pevensie
William Moseley
as Peter Pevensie
Colin Moody
as Auctioneer
Simon Pegg
as Reepicheep
Rachel Blakely
as Gael's Mum
Tony Nixon
as 1st Mate
David Vallon
as Slave Trader
Jared Robinsen
as Intake Officer
Roy Billing
as Chief Dufflepud
Neil G. Young
as Dufflepud #2
Greg Poppleton
as Dufflepud #3
Nicholas Neild
as Dufflepud #4
Nathaniel Parker
as Caspian's Father
Daniel Poole
as Young Man
Mirko Grillini
as Telmarine Sailor
Ron Kelly
as Steward
Laurence Coy
as Photographer
Douglas Gresham
as Slaver #1
Michael Maguire
as Slaver #2
Catarina Hebbard
as Gael's Aunt
Tamati Rangi
as Minotaur
Lucas Ross
as Handsome Soldier
Megan Hill
as Pretty Young Nurse
Ross Price
as First Mate
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Critic Reviews for The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader

All Critics (161) | Top Critics (34)

It's not a particularly faithful adaptation of C.S. Lewis' original novel, true; but it retains enough of the key themes, and it has a storybook quality that sets it apart from the first two films.

Full Review… | December 8, 2015

What's been missing from the series since the first film is a strong, memorable adversary.

Full Review… | September 15, 2013

...rushes from the screen with ambition and color, excitement and thrill, and a relentless sense of optimism that catapults the story and its visuals to striking heights.

Full Review… | July 4, 2013

A good old-fashioned adventure story, this family-friendly film benefits from several outstanding supporting characters.

Full Review… | June 30, 2013
Big Hollywood

The only "Narnia" Chronicle that's a worthy challenger to the far more popular Harry Potter pictures

Full Review… | January 16, 2013
Tribune News Service

While "Dawn Treader" still had the look, it didn't feel like a Narnia film because of its meandering storyline.

Full Review… | September 22, 2012

Audience Reviews for The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader

This movie has such a great production design that it almost makes me forget how lame the story is. The characters are poorly developed, the plot confusing, drifting from one scene to the next without any cohesion, and the religious allegory is now even more obvious, resorting many times to an "Aslan ex machina" that is really frustrating.

Carlos Magalhães

Super Reviewer

The third part of C.S. Lewis children fantasy novels has only half of the Pevensie kids return to the magic kingdom of Narnia as Prince Caspian, known from part two, requires their help in a search for disappeared lords and abducted slaves. The third human involuntarily joining the adventure is cousin Eustace, an over the top and rather annoying character for the first half of the film. The special effects, production design and locations are top notch, the film looks much better than its predecessors in pretty much every regard. The plot is only somewhat interesting but at least sends the characters to colorful and spectacular locations. The entertaining but somewhat clichéd first half of the film surprisingly comes around in the final act and a really spectacular and fun showdown, the best Narnia film sequence to date. Here, even Eustace finds purpose and redeems himself. The ending is also rather sweet and touching. Kids probably won't be bothered by the rather simplistic dialogs of the first half anyway and enjoy the entire adventure whole-heartedly.

Jens S.

Super Reviewer

I'd read in my Entertainment Weekly magazine about how boring they (or that editor) thought it was, but I rather enjoyed it start to finish, myself.

Jason Owens

Super Reviewer

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader Quotes

Lucy Pevensie: Will you come and visit us in our world?
Aslan: I shall be watching you always.
Lucy Pevensie: How?
Aslan: In your world, I have another name. You must learn to know me by it. That was the very reason why you were brought to Narnia, that by knowing me here for a little, you may know me better there.
– Submitted by Jillian L (3 years ago)
Lucy: Where's Eustace?
Reepicheep: I believe he's out there not helping load the boat.
– Submitted by Lydia F (3 years ago)
Reepicheep: Extraordinary things happen to extraordinary people.
– Submitted by Cathy D (3 years ago)
Aslan: Don't run from who you are.
– Submitted by Cathy D (3 years ago)

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