Reign of Fire - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Reign of Fire Reviews

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Luis Martinez
September 2, 2002
La carta fuerte de este filme reside en su poderoso trabajo de computadora y en sus fastuosos efectos especiales. Nada más.
| Original Score: 7.5/10
D.K. Holm
September 1, 2002
Reign of Fire looks nice, and wiles away 90 minutes of screen time agreeably.
Paul Arendt
August 27, 2002
'Christian Bale's Quinn [is] a leather clad grunge-pirate with a hairdo like Gandalf in a wind-tunnel and a simply astounding cor-blimey-luv-a-duck cockney accent.'
Mark Palermo
The Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
August 22, 2002
The entire film plays as a single drawn-out's essentially a lot of humourless grunts shouting survival tactics to one another.
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Alec Cawthorne
August 12, 2002
It's hard not to like a film that has sky divers jumping out of helicopters to catch flying dragons in a big net.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Eugene Novikov
Film Blather
August 7, 2002
We never get the feel that this is a monumental conflict with nothing less than the human species at stake.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
Kamal 'The Diva' Larsuel
3BlackChicks Review
August 3, 2002
Reign of Fire will likely reign over the box office.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
July 29, 2002
Reign of Fire may well be the most grim dragon movie ever made -- and it's all the more effective for the filmmakers' decision to play it straight.
| Original Score: 3/4
Nathaniel Rogers
Film Experience
July 29, 2002
'Question: Why are the men in a ravaged England of 2020 denied access to razors and soap, while the women still enjoy the comforts of MAC cosmetics? Just asking.'
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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
July 25, 2002
Somebody get a hose and put this Fire out.
Catherine Cantieri
July 23, 2002
Sweet gentle Jesus, did the screenwriters just do a cut-and-paste of every bad action-movie line in history?
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk
July 21, 2002
Matthew McConaughey takes the movie up a notch with his fabulously over-the-top performance
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Mark Dujsik
Mark Reviews Movies
July 20, 2002
Given the choice between the humans in this movie and the dragons, I'm rooting for the cockroaches.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Daniel Eagan
Film Journal International
July 20, 2002
A busy but lifeless film.
Cory Cheney
Urban Tulsa Weekly
July 19, 2002
'All in all, Reign of Fire will be a good (successful) rental.'
| Original Score: 2/4
Jason Anderson
July 19, 2002
Reign of Fire may be little more than another platter of reheated Aliens, but it's still pretty tasty.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
July 17, 2002
A summertime fun monster blockbuster B- film for the kid inside us that never grew up.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Sean Burns
Philadelphia Weekly
July 17, 2002
...perhaps the heaviest, most joyless movie ever made about giant dragons taking over the world.
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
July 16, 2002
Way too much draggin' and not nearly enough dragon, this overly serious talkathon is the perfect cure for insomnia, but little else.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Tony Toscano
Talking Pictures (U.S.)
July 16, 2002
A better than fair attempt at the 'modern' sword and sorcery genre.
Full Review| Original Score: 2.5/4
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