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Eragon Reviews

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Michael Szymanski
November 20, 2008
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Emily S. Mendel
March 20, 2007
The viewer is not transported to the magical, complex and elaborate kingdom of AlagaŽsia of the book, but rather is merely observing action scene followed by action scene.
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
January 14, 2007
While it offers nothing new, it gets a passing grade because it does have some interesting characters, brought to life by some top-notch acting talent.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Peter Bradshaw
December 30, 2006
John Malkovich finds his loopy, nostril-flaring form as the wicked tyrant and Jeremy Irons, playing the boy's wise mentor, is visibly thinking about his fee.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Jay Richardson
Future Movies UK
December 30, 2006
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10

Los Angeles Daily News
December 30, 2006
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
December 30, 2006
An enjoyably bad movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Susan Tavernetti
Palo Alto Weekly
December 30, 2006
Often warm and ultimately uplifting, the fantasy delivers entertaining fare for the entire family.
| Original Score: 3/4
Fred Topel
Can Magazine
December 27, 2006
It's certainly more fast paced than The Chronicles of Narnia and more concise than Harry Potter.
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
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
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-
Ken Fox
TV Guide
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
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Peter Hartlaub
San Francisco Chronicle
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
Pam Grady
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
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Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer
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
Liz Braun
Jam! Movies
December 15, 2006
One needn't be a fan of fantasy-adventure to be thrilled by the winged lizard in Eragon.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Josh Larsen
Sun Publications (Chicago, IL)
December 14, 2006
'Eragon' is a rip-off, but it doesn't look like one.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
December 14, 2006
The film is the directorial debut of Stefen Fangmeier, a special-effects wizard of renown, and looks it -- i.e. magically and sumptuously detailed.
Michael A. Smith
Nolan's Pop Culture Review
December 13, 2006
..."Eragon" is a fun film that is certain to join the ranks of "Harry Potter" and "Lord of the Rings" in the world of fantasy films.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
December 10, 2006
Eragon - that's Dragon with an E (instead of a D), or Era Gone, without the E. Both are wordplays that perhaps give a clue to the workings of the 15 year old author's mind.
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