Reign of Fire
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Medieval fantasy meets futuristic science fiction in this effects-heavy action epic from former X-Files director Rob Bowman. In present-day London, 12-year-old Quinn Abercromby witnesses the awakening of a hibernating dragon from a centuries-long slumber, the result of a construction dig supervised by his mother and an incident for which Quinn feels partially responsible. Twenty years later, the adult Quinn (Christian Bale) is the fire chief of a refortified castle community, responsible for dousing the blazes lit by the dragon's prodigious number of flame-spewing offspring, airborne… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 40%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Despite a few epic revelations, we never get a real sense of living, breathing dragons."
‑ Paul Malcolm, L.A. Weekly
"I'm not going to argue that Reign of Fire is a good movie, but it's terribly entertaining it's kind of a classic camp film, so I'm giving it thumbs up."
‑ Richard Roeper, Ebert & Roeper
"Reign of Fire is one of the most intense and enjoyable monster flicks I've ever seen."
‑ Steve Newton, Georgia Straight
"A waste of acting talent, special effects and money."
‑ Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed
"... Reign of Fire is somehow greater than the sum of its parts."
‑ Greg Maki, Star-Democrat (Easton, MD)
"Somebody get a hose and put this Fire out."
‑ Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
"Ultimately fails to come through in the fire-breathing clutch."
‑ Michael Rechtshaffen, Hollywood Reporter
"Dragons, man. That's all we're really here to see, and they do not disappoint in the slightest."
‑ Tim Brayton, Antagony & Ecstasy
"While the dragons come out blazing, the rest of the movie is blowing smoke."
‑ Jeffrey Overstreet, Looking Closer
"Click to read review"
‑ Michael Dequina,
"Peaks early with a vertiginous dogfight; thereafter, spotty CGI and a bamboozling plot conspire toward a colossal anticlimax."
‑ Dennis Lim, Village Voice
"The season could do with more grinning, spinning, un-self-important, happy-to-be-B throwback movies like this one."
‑ Lisa Schwarzbaum, Entertainment Weekly
"Plodding sci-fi dragon disaster tale is OK for older kids."
‑ Charles Cassady, Common Sense Media
"good entertainment"
‑ Stefan Birgir Stefansson,
"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."
‑ Josh Bell, Las Vegas Weekly
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