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Eragon Reviews

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Chris Hewitt (UK)
Empire Magazine
December 30, 2006
Technically competent, but essentially a fantasy movie that mistakes industrial light for magic.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
James O'Ehley
Sci-Fi Movie Page
December 28, 2006
George Lucas should sue their sorry plagiarist asses. . .
Fred Topel
Can Magazine
December 27, 2006
It's certainly more fast paced than The Chronicles of Narnia and more concise than Harry Potter.
Thomas Delapa
Boulder Weekly
December 26, 2006
The special effects are the tail wagging the dragon in this sword-and-sorcery fantasy, which may put a spell on kids, despite a dull hero and skimpy storyline.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Luis Martinez
December 24, 2006
Para una obra de más de quinientas páginas, hay demasiada ligereza en la cinta...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
December 23, 2006
I imagine it might appeal to folks who have never before seen a fantasy flick.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena
December 23, 2006
Basicamente mergulhando a trama de Star Wars no universo de J.R.R. Tolkien, Eragon traz anões, elfos, humanos, dragões, feiticeiros e Vaders (ops... Vardens) envolvidos em incidentes que são um verdadeiro bê-á-bá do gênero fantasia.
| Original Score: 2/5
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
December 22, 2006
Stefen Fangmeier establishes himself as the Uwe Boll of family-friendly fantasy.
| Original Score: 0.5/4
M. K. Terrell
Christian Science Monitor
December 21, 2006
Considering that Christopher Paolini started writing his Eragon novels at age 15 and his protagonist is 17, the adolescent tone is appropriate, but the film shouldn't look as if teenagers made it.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Cynthia Fuchs
Common Sense Media
December 21, 2006
Eragon offers a basic boy-and-his-talking-dog sort of set up, complicated by Eragon's stubbornness and Malkovich's typically oddball line readings.
Eric Lurio
Entertainment Insiders
December 21, 2006
If you want pseudo-medieval battles with fairies and elves, go take
Full Review | Original Score: 2.1/5
Scott Weinberg
December 21, 2006
You'll probably spot eight or nine different pieces of uncredited source material as the garish smear of Eragon washes over you.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
December 20, 2006
With Eragon, visual-effects wizard Stefen Fangmeier turns director and proves himself the logical successor to Uwe Boll.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium
December 19, 2006
God help us, there's going to be a director's cut, isn't there?
Full Review | Original Score: D
Mike McGranaghan
Aisle Seat
December 19, 2006
I wish that I could push aside a filing cabinet somewhere and crawl through a secret passageway into Malkovich's brain for 15 minutes, just so I could learn what he was thinking when he signed on for this movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Mike Sage
Peterborough This Week
December 19, 2006
It's no wonder you can expect a spoof called "Epic Movie," in theatres next spring, from the makers of Scary Movie.
Full Review| Original Score: 2/5
Sean O'Connell
Charlotte Weekly
December 19, 2006
Swap dragon riders with the Jedi, Galbatorix with Darth Vader, Brom with Obi-Wan and what have you got? Plagiarism.
| Original Score: 2/4
Jeffrey Chen
Window to the Movies
December 18, 2006
The feeling of a rip-off is so blatant that it practically ends all other discussion of the movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
December 18, 2006
The Varden expected 'more' when they heard a Dragon Rider was coming, but I expected less from the movie... we both were pleasantly surprised.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
December 18, 2006
[N]ary a thing of any substance differs from the Gospel of Luke, except here be dragons instead of landspeeders and X-wing fighters and the Han Solo is really lame...
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