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Eragon Reviews

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December 17, 2006
For some audiences, watching a dragon grow from babyhood to fire-breathing giant will make "Eragon" worth the price of a ticket.
Full Review| Original Score: 2/4
December 17, 2006
With no momentum and no real characters to care about, [Eragon] lumbers its way toward a grand, sequel-setting finale.
Read More | Original Score: C-
December 17, 2006
If you took all the dragon-centered movies ever made, and counted the good ones on your fingers, I bet you'd still have enough fingers left over to flip off Eragon as you walked laughing from the theater.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
December 17, 2006
Like a super-condensed version of Lord of the Rings as made for the Disney Channel. The baffling story sometimes makes you think the Comedy Channel might have lent a hand as well.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
December 17, 2006
just too derivative to take seriously
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
December 16, 2006
It's a large-scale fantasy that plays like a rerun... Paolini began his novel when he was 15, and the simplicity of 'Eragon'... might bring back memories of high school writing workshops.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
December 16, 2006
What isn't stolen from Star Wars in this adaptation of Christopher Paolini's best-seller was cribbed from The Lord of the Rings.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
December 15, 2006
The strength comes from the 15-year-old author's conviction and enthusiasm for the story but the weakeness comes from its key elements being renamed rather then re-imagined.
Read More | Original Score: B-
December 15, 2006
Its formula is so vanilla that it could be an early draft of almost any other science fiction or fantasy story.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
December 15, 2006
This big budget fantasy flick might bore audience members over the age of 10 right out of their minds.
Full Review | Original Score: D
December 15, 2006
First-time director Stefen Fangmeier is a longtime Industrial Light and Magic veteran, so it's no surprise that the effects are state-of-the-art...
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
December 15, 2006
...So heavily derivative of Star Wars and The Lord of the Rings it should be ritually torched by followers of Yoda and Frodo.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
December 15, 2006
Eragon may not be a big Oscar contender, but in a movie season filled with blood diamonds, fascist soldiers and Idi Amin, it provides a much-needed afternoon of PG-rated family-friendly adventure.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
December 15, 2006
Been to that galaxy, done that ring.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
December 15, 2006
many of the elements are boringly derivative: Malkovich's creepy and menacing castle looks like it was picked up at a "Lord of the Rings" clearance sale.
Read More | Original Score: C
December 15, 2006
Praise must be given to the most effective dragon yet brought to celluloid. She's more believable than most of the humans in the film.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
December 15, 2006
Why has 20th Century Fox released this embarrassment - whose quality would be dubious for a direct-to-video release - into theaters?
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
December 15, 2006
...As escapist entertainment Eragon fills the bill-as long as no one expects too much.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
December 15, 2006
First-time director Stefen Fangmeier delivers, giving young adults a teen hero astride a flying dragon (voice of Rachel Weisz) and a comely girl warrior, Arya (Sienna Guillory), who, like Luke and Leia, join forces and wits to bring down the evil empire.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
December 15, 2006
I left Eragon feeling like I'd just watched a Renaissance Faire stage its own production of "Star Wars."
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