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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Jeff Beck
Examiner.com
September 22, 2012
While "Dawn Treader" still had the look, it didn't feel like a Narnia film because of its meandering storyline.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Ed Whitfield
The Ooh Tray
June 29, 2011
... A perfectly bland blockbuster; as flat as a still ocean and pioneering, in the sense that its synthetic vistas and passionless players, somehow plasticise the imagination.
Shaun Munro
What Culture
February 10, 2011
[M]eek fantasy fare that's overbudgeted, underwritten, and while it may have happened this way in the novel, that doesn't mean it is any good, nor that we should give it a free pass...
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Simon Miraudo
Quickflix
December 2, 2010
Their mission - for reasons that are not fully explained - is to locate the seven swords of the lost Lords of Narnia, and to use them to save this world from ... something. Uhh, quick a distraction! Look, special effects!
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Martyn Conterio
Little White Lies
December 10, 2010
Let's not go to Narnia again. It's a silly place.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Josh Bell
Las Vegas Weekly
December 8, 2010
It never exhibits any sense of urgency or excitement, nor a real reason for continuing the saga that was postponed two years ago.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Thomas Caldwell
Cinema Autopsy
December 1, 2010
The action is decent and the film mostly looks impressive but the end result is a film that is merely serviceable in its ability to deliver an entertaining experience.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Jeff Meyers
Metro Times (Detroit, MI)
December 10, 2010
...it's instructive to consider the care and craft that has gone into each successive Potter film while Narnia offers up only ever-diminishing returns
Full Review | Original Score: C-
JimmyO
iamROGUE
December 10, 2010
The Voyage of the Dawn Treader has an inspired moment or two, but only the most devoted fans will truly feel its magic.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Catherine Jones
Liverpool Echo
December 10, 2010
The Voyage Of The Dawn Treader is the most crudely constructed of the films, loosely stitching together the set pieces with comical altercations between Eustace and his courageous cousins.
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
December 8, 2010
The "quest" element, a common fantasy staple, is uninspired and perfunctory, and there's a growing sense throughout the movie that there's no real point to any of what is occurring.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
William Goss
Cinematical
December 9, 2010
The most remarkably unremarkable fantasy franchise around doesn't exactly break that streak with The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, but it comes the closest so far in the series to achieving satisfying, rip-roaring adventure...
Simon Foster
sbs.com.au
December 1, 2010
Over the interminable 112 minute running time of Michael Apted's (film), not a single discernable artistic reason emerges as to why 20th Century Fox would have wanted to adopt the third instalment of Disney's jettisoned franchise.
Giles Hardie
Sydney Morning Herald
December 2, 2010
Voyage of the Dawn Treader has all the magic of a toy boat in a bathtub -- it doesn't look real, feel real or provide much excitement except for the very young.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Laurence Boyce
The Baltic Times
December 13, 2011
This is designed to keep the children happy over the Christmas period and fans of CS Lewis will enjoy the fact that it's a pretty faithful adaptation. But those wanting something different from the usual CGI extravaganza would do well to look elsewher
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Top Critic
December 9, 2010
Its attempts to overcome the story's episodic nature are clumsy, its effects only intermittently special, and its dufflepuds not nearly funny enough.
Robert Levin
Film School Rejects
December 10, 2010
If The Voyage of the Dawn Treader never commits the offense of being spectacularly bad, it's guilty of what might be a far more sinister crime: profound mediocrity.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Robbie Collin
News of the World
December 5, 2010
The Dawn Treader will henceforth be known as the Yawn Spreader...for its magical ability to bring boredom to cinemas between here and the outermost reaches of Aslan's Country.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Betsy Sharkey
Los Angeles Times
December 9, 2010
Oh, there are sword fights aplenty (as bloodless as ever), but instead of a real story, we are left clinging to individual moments.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Jeff Bayer
The Scorecard Review
December 13, 2010
It feels like a spin-off with no real logic. They're shocked sea serpents exist, but seven magic swords on the dinner table makes perfect sense.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
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