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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June 29, 2017
The cinematography is gorgeous and the fusion of CGI and real characters seamless. Even more outstanding is the script that never stalls and blends characters, plot, and themes in ways that entertain and inspire.
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
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
January 16, 2013
The only "Narnia" Chronicle that's a worthy challenger to the far more popular Harry Potter pictures
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
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
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
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
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.
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
February 10, 2011
Michael Apted keeps the story moving and finds more humour in the adventure than was offered in the darker Caspian installment.
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
December 21, 2010
Adventure and fun for the entire family with an easy to follow story.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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
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
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
December 14, 2010
Simple and satisfying; the best of the three
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
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
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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