Reign of Fire Reviews

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March 31, 2019
The characters are sketchy, the plot is full of logical holes and the story is all fight and flight. But despite its flaws, it is enjoyable if you like special effects, warriors and computer-generated dragons.
March 31, 2019
An odd cross between Mad Max and Dragonheart, this movie is all borrowed ideas, but it's still trashy fun.
February 9, 2006
The climactic SFX are well mounted and it's all too preposterous to dislike.
November 20, 2003
Everybody is screaming and yelling. The costumes and the sets all look like they're left over from Mad Max. Everybody's wearing leather and big boots and they're all dirty and it's just like any other end of the world scenario you've ever seen.
May 20, 2003
November 18, 2002
Despite a few epic revelations, we never get a real sense of living, breathing dragons.
March 31, 2019
For all its silliness, Reign of Fire never bores, and may actually appeal to your inner twelve-year-old.
March 31, 2019
The poor dragons - on screen not nearly enough as it is - stand no chance pitted against this kind of heavyweight ham.
March 31, 2019
Better than the trailers made it seem, but nothing to get fired up about.
March 31, 2019
For all of its design and special-effects artistry, "Reign of Fire" is seldom convincing -- only slightly more alive than the silly 2000 "Dungeons & Dragons."
March 31, 2019
Look too closely at it, and you'll find a question or two that aren't satisfactorily answered by film's end. But it deserves high marks for not being quite like anything else -- for being, in fact, just different enough to impress.
March 31, 2019
If you are prepared to overlook the gaping holes in the plot (how did the Yanks wind up on Tyneside?) then this one definitely has wings.
March 31, 2019
The sole spark of humanity comes from Matthew McConaughey, whose gung-ho glee brings a hint of excitement and adventure to this hugely unsatisfying feature.
March 31, 2019
Reign of Fire is a well-paced film; a product of excellent editing and a tight, salient script. And more to its credit, the action sets this film apart.
March 31, 2019
McConaughey's soldier chews more scenery than even the toothiest of the dragons.
March 31, 2019
It's the kind of earnest, no-nonsense monster movie Hollywood used to toss out in the 1950s, and it works for one reason only: The ability of a handful of good actors, and monster movie-loving filmmakers, to keep a straight face.
March 30, 2019
"Is that dragon's breath?" a child asks Quinn, as a fetid wind rumples his hair. Yes it is, and boy does it stink.
December 29, 2018
A cautionary tale about being careful what you wish for, in this case an extended Tube network. It's an enjoyably doomy B-movie, played straight apart from an Empire Strikes Back "I am your father!" scene featuring the most bouncily over-acting kids ever.
February 8, 2014
Reign of Fire is one of the most intense and enjoyable monster flicks I've ever seen.
December 21, 2012
Dragons, man. That's all we're really here to see, and they do not disappoint in the slightest.
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