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
For all its silliness, Reign of Fire never bores, and may actually appeal to your inner twelve-year-old.
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
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
An odd cross between Mad Max and Dragonheart, this movie is all borrowed ideas, but it's still trashy fun.
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.
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.
February 9, 2006
The climactic SFX are well mounted and it's all too preposterous to dislike.
January 7, 2004
good entertainment
January 7, 2004
... Reign of Fire is somehow greater than the sum of its parts.
August 1, 2003
...McConaughey goes for broke and turns this guy into an amalgam of every hard-nosed soldier previously committed to celluloid.
June 1, 2003
Entertaining enough as summer fare, but not the jaw-dropping spectacle we'd hoped for.
April 8, 2003
If London in cinders and medium rare sky-diving soldiers can't get you into the cinema, you're probably one of those people who were never fascinated by matches as a child.
October 15, 2002
Delivers a fresh, rousing take on the venerable traditions of the monster movie.
October 2, 2002
If "Reign of Fire" could have spared a few more bucks to pump up the thrills and spent a little longer working out the story's ending, it might have become one of the highest grossing films of the summer.
September 18, 2002
It's not afraid to be just a dragon movie. There are no parallels to current events, no ironic references to other dragon movies, no pretenses of being anything else.
September 2, 2002
La carta fuerte de este filme reside en su poderoso trabajo de computadora y en sus fastuosos efectos especiales. Nada más.
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