The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

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

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December 8, 2015
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.
David Keyes
July 4, 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 | Original Score: 3.5/4
John Hanlon
Big Hollywood
June 30, 2013
A good old-fashioned adventure story, this family-friendly film benefits from several outstanding supporting characters.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Roger Moore
Tribune News Service
January 16, 2013
The only "Narnia" Chronicle that's a worthy challenger to the far more popular Harry Potter pictures
James Luxford
The National (UAE)
September 1, 2011
the film finishes with a suitable roar.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
June 15, 2011
The series' most entertaining movie so far ... [But] either the screenwriters don't understand Lewis's story, or they're actively subverting ideas he illustrated beautifully.
Full Review | Original Score: 6.5/10
R. L. Shaffer
May 16, 2011
A little uneven, highlighting an unlikable character, but also incredibly enjoyable when the film is focused on the magnificently imaginative Narnian visuals.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
James Plath
Movie Metropolis
April 17, 2011
Many families will find this installment the most entertaining, action-filled, and humorous of the three.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Dave White
April 4, 2011
This is the shortest (just under two hours long) and the fastest-moving of the franchise so far.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Jason Best
Movie Talk
March 18, 2011
The narrative sometimes gets becalmed and the tale's Christian allegory is blatantly unsubtle, but Apted and cinematographer Dante Spinotti do manage to conjure the odd moment of visual wonder out of the quest.
Paul Gallagher
Future Movies UK
February 18, 2011
It's not a film that has anything like the thematic weight of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, but what it does offer is a fun and exciting (but not too scary) time at the movies for kids.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
John Hazelton
Screen International
February 10, 2011
Michael Apted keeps the story moving and finds more humour in the adventure than was offered in the darker Caspian installment.
Joshua Starnes
December 30, 2010
The standard perils of sequels are visible ... but a great deal of care and thought has let the filmmakers avoid most of the pitfalls and clamber out of the rest relatively unscathed.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Diana Saenger
December 21, 2010
Adventure and fun for the entire family with an easy to follow story.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Andrea Chase
Killer Movie Reviews
December 17, 2010
Director Michael Apted has injected a greater sense of adventure in this installment, though the references to having faith do little to prevent much of the dialogue from sounding very much like a Sunday sermon
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Top Critic
Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post
December 17, 2010
Not quite a must-see, The Voyage of the Dawn Treader is nonetheless a sturdy outing with many of the charms that have become franchise trademarks.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
Derek Malcolm
London Evening Standard
December 15, 2010
You can't help wishing the film well, though doubting whether it will get anywhere near Harry Potter's lot at the box office.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
Jackie K. Cooper
December 14, 2010
Simple and satisfying; the best of the three
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Linda Cook
KWQC-TV (Iowa)
December 14, 2010
What a lovely finale and final (I think) installment of the fantasy/Christian allegory created by C. S. Lewis.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Dave Golder
SFX Magazine
December 14, 2010
It's hardly groundbreaking, but after the stodgy, cluttered, overblown last couple of Potter pics this unpretentious fantasy flick feels like a nostalgic return to the glory days of Ray Harryhausen.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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