Eragon Reviews

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January 3, 2007
Give Eragon a few years: By then, it might be delightfully bad.
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
A painful reminder of what fantasy cinema was like before the Lord of the Rings trilogy re-wrote the rules.
December 30, 2006
The title of Hollywood's latest fantasy epic is simply the word 'dragon' with one letter changed, and unfortunately, that's about the level of creativity you can expect from Eragon.
December 30, 2006
This tale of dragons and derring-do risks sending kids and grownups alike drifting away to the Land Of Nod.
December 30, 2006
It's a bonanza for the tinted contact lens industry.
December 17, 2006
With no momentum and no real characters to care about, [Eragon] lumbers its way toward a grand, sequel-setting finale.
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.
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
Why has 20th Century Fox released this embarrassment - whose quality would be dubious for a direct-to-video release - into theaters?
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
The experienced actors (Irons, Malkovich, Carlyle, Hounsou, and Sienna Guillory) earn the big bucks just for keeping a straight face.
December 15, 2006
The film's few moments of hilarity are no less welcome for being completely unintended...
December 15, 2006
The script, which reaches for importance by repeating ideas, drags down the actors, who try to do the same thing by throwing periods into the middle of a sentence: "Take care of Saphira. Without her. You'll find that life is hardly worth living."
December 15, 2006
Paolini was 15 when he began writing Eragon, and the book's epic imagination reflects its creator's precocious youth. What a shame a bunch of grownups had to step in and muck it all up.
December 15, 2006
...Takes an already derivative plot and guts it like so many Urgals.
December 15, 2006
In truth, astute viewers may note a more-than-passing resemblance to Star Wars...
December 15, 2006
...Lord of the Potter better captures the blended spirit of the occasion.
December 15, 2006
The characters are full-on clichés spouting wooden lines, given no time to develop as the film races from one silly conflict to another.
December 15, 2006
For all the promise of breathing fire and clashing swords, Eragon doesn't generate any real heat.
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