Eragon Reviews

November 20, 2008
March 20, 2007
The viewer is not transported to the magical, complex and elaborate kingdom of Alagaësia of the book, but rather is merely observing action scene followed by action scene.
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.
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.
December 30, 2006
December 30, 2006
December 30, 2006
An enjoyably bad movie.
December 30, 2006
Often warm and ultimately uplifting, the fantasy delivers entertaining fare for the entire family.
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.
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.
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...
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.
December 15, 2006
...As escapist entertainment Eragon fills the bill-as long as no one expects too much.
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.
December 15, 2006
One needn't be a fan of fantasy-adventure to be thrilled by the winged lizard in Eragon.
December 14, 2006
'Eragon' is a rip-off, but it doesn't look like one.
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.
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.
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.