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Dragon Wars Reviews

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Kevin Carr
7M Pictures
June 3, 2014
The film didn't promise anything more than it delivered.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Austin Kennedy
Sin Magazine
August 22, 2008
DRAGON WARS knows it's dumb, and just has fun. It's my new guilty pleasure!
Full Review| Original Score: 3/4
Steve Biodrowski
July 10, 2008
By no reasonable reckoning can the film be considered a competent piece of cinematic storytelling, yet somehow the movie transcends its silly screenplay with over-the-top action and visually imaginative battles.
Todd Gilchrist
IGN Movies
October 15, 2007
A movie without a single redeeming quality that we highly recommend.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Jesse Hassenger
September 30, 2007
blissfully awful
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Mark Dujsik
Mark Reviews Movies
September 24, 2007
This one really should have been immediately relegated to the discount bin.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/4
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Film Threat
September 24, 2007
Takes such leaps and bounds of mediocrity and utterly nonsensical storylines that it ends up being a jumbled mess...
| Original Score: 1.5/5
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
September 21, 2007
The painful English-language sequences almost don't matter: The rock-'em-sock-'em monster melees truly are spectacular, even if the images sometimes seem more hazy than tactile, as is typical of digital special effects.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Robert Newton
Christian Science Monitor
September 20, 2007
The concept here is fun -- good and evil dragons of ancient Korean legend do battle in modern-day Los Angeles -- but a lazy and amateurish script and embarrassingly hollow acting hobble it right out of the gate.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
September 20, 2007
...low camp...
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Frank Lovece
Film Journal International
September 18, 2007
We've all heard of movies so bad they're good, and some folks have them on DVD, in captivity. But how many of us have seen one in the wild?
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Andy Webster
New York Times
September 17, 2007
It is such a breathless, delirious stew, it's impossible not to be entertained, provided -- this is crucial -- you have a sense of humor.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
September 17, 2007
Shim's picture is suitable for youngsters and delivers enough goofy fun to keep adults with fond memories of Destroy All Monsters (1968) from getting restless.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
September 17, 2007
When they decide to sic [those monsters] on downtown Los Angeles, the movie turns shockingly watchable. Until that sequence, there was no evidence that anybody involved with this laughable fantasy knew what he or she was doing.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Robert Abele
Los Angeles Times
September 17, 2007
The rampaging-monsters flick Dragon Wars loudly speaks the universal language of effects-laden mayhem. Unfortunately, it is also fluent in the laughable dialogue of a million bad fantasy flicks.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
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John Monaghan
Detroit Free Press
September 17, 2007
The only winners in Dragon Wars are the computer-imaging geeks who must have logged tons of overtime. The rest of the world is left scratching its head at a monster epic so dismal that it doesn't even register as a guilty pleasure.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion
September 16, 2007
Written as well as directed by Hyung-rae Shim, which apparently means Uwe Boll in Korean, [it's] so campily awful that it's Mystery Science Theater-ready.
Full Review | Original Score: F
Linda Cook
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
September 15, 2007
There's not a spark of sense here.
Full Review| Original Score: .5/4
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Luke Y. Thompson
L.A. Weekly
September 15, 2007
This one's for connoisseurs of the "totally preposterous crap" school of fantasy cinema. You know who you are: You have all the Warlock sequels on Laserdisc [and] the complete Leprechaun series on DVD.
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
September 15, 2007
The dialog sounds like it was written by those guys who translate operating instruction manuals from Chinese to English.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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