Pete's Dragon Reviews

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November 20, 2017
Pete's Dragon is family entertainment at its best.
August 10, 2017
[Pete's Dragon] is a tentpole movie that feels personal.
October 10, 2016
A remake of the equally unmemorable children's film of 1977,
September 23, 2016
Like recent children's films such as BFG and The Jungle Book, this is another sweet reminder that strong stories and spirited characters are what make good films, and that childhood is something we all have forever.
August 26, 2016
Pete's Dragon is perfect family viewing, and it might just want to make you want your own dragon friend.
August 25, 2016
It is, above all, gentle, sometimes to a fault.
August 17, 2016
One more thing about Pete's Dragon: You will cry. A lot.
August 17, 2016
Pete's Dragon is one of those movies that talks a lot about magic-Robert Redford, the grandfatherly narrator whose "by and by" bookends the film, says the word at least seven times-rather than effectively presenting it on screen.
August 16, 2016
Lowery's not just an artisan crafting what could've been product - he's creating a road map for how these remakes should be done, if, indeed, that's where we're going anyway.
August 15, 2016
Disney's Pete's Dragon remake is one of the summer's better movies -- and that would have been the case even in a summer that wasn't largely dominated by lousy sequels and tired franchise extensions.
August 14, 2016
Although the pathos is ladled on a little over-generously, the handsome photography, the first-rate performances ... and an endearing overgrown puppy of a dragon make this a strong alternative to animation for family audiences.
August 12, 2016
"Pete's Dragon" conjures the primordial power of fantasy itself.
August 12, 2016
It's an uplifting tearjerker, and deserving of your box-office dollars.
August 12, 2016
Picture the exec who said that scales might be too strange, as though asking kids to dream wasn't the point
August 12, 2016
After half an hour or so of ... stutter steps, Pete's Dragon starts working on you, much like those gold standards of the boy-and-his-otherworldly-friend genre, E.T. and The Iron Giant.
August 12, 2016
A Disney vehicle that swoops in to fill us with a sense of wonder. .. Filmmaker Lowery has helmed a joyful re-imagining destined to be the delight of the summer...
August 12, 2016
Pete's Dragon is a gentle, understated family adventure, one that feels notably unlike the simplistically sentimental product the Disney imprimatur might lead you to expect.
August 12, 2016
A rare family film that takes its time and allows the characters to breathe, to romp in the forest, to gaze at stars...I wish I'd grown up watching this film instead of the original.
August 12, 2016
Painted in vivid colors, flush with love and alive with whimsy, Pete's Dragon is a superbly sweet and earnestly enchanting delight.
August 12, 2016
The kind of film that can entertain more attentive and patient children simply by putting a memorable world and memorable characters onscreen.
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