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Reign of Fire Reviews

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September 6, 2003
It's painful to watch actors like McConaughey and Bale, who showed so much potential at one time in their careers, shamelessly overact and spout inane dialogue.
Read More | Original Score: C-
July 16, 2002
McConaughey's facial hair is his best acting prop: It seems to exists only to trap spittle after eating roasted meat.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
July 12, 2002
One regards Reign of Fire with awe. What a vast enterprise has been marshaled in the service of such a minute idea.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
September 30, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
July 23, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
July 12, 2002
Silly, loud and goofy.
July 12, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
July 15, 2002
The film is all special effects and testosteronic bellowing by Matthew McConaughey and Christian Bale.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
July 16, 2002
Full Review| Original Score: 5/10
September 14, 2010
Plodding sci-fi dragon disaster tale is OK for older kids.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
July 12, 2002
The filmmakers might have benefited from more sleep before penning the script.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
April 29, 2009
Garners so much potential for a large exciting universe, but is just a waste of acting talent, special effects and money
July 14, 2007
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
July 11, 2002
The filmmakers take the story so seriously Reign of Fire becomes the dullest movie imaginable about fire-breathing lizards. It's Godzilla written by Strindberg.
Full Review| Original Score: 2/4
July 10, 2002
Definitely in the guilty pleasure B-movie category, Reign of Fire is so incredibly inane that it is laughingly enjoyable.
Full Review| Original Score: 1.5/4
July 10, 2002
Matthew McConaughey tries, and fails, to control the screen with swaggering machismo and over-the-top lunacy.
| Original Score: 2/4
July 11, 2002
When the fire burns out, we've only come face-to-face with a couple dragons and that's where the film ultimately fails.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
July 11, 2002
Full of tantalizing hints of the fascinating mythopoeic movie this could have been.
July 14, 2002
Smothered by its own solemnity.
Full Review | Original Score: C
July 15, 2002
Full Review| Original Score: 4/10
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