Reign of Fire
Reign of Fire (2002)

In present-day London, twelve-year-old Quinn watches as his mother, a construction engineer inadvertently wakes an enormous fire-breathing beast from its centuries-long slumber. Twenty years later, much of the world has been scarred by the… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: November 19, 2002
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49%



Critic Score: 40% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: An enjoyable B-movie if you don't use your brain.

Paul Malcolm
L.A. Weekly

Despite a few epic revelations, we never get a real sense of living, breathing dragons.

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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper

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.

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Steve Newton
Georgia Straight

Reign of Fire is one of the most intense and enjoyable monster flicks I've ever seen.

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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone

Somebody get a hose and put this Fire out.

Michael Rechtshaffen
Hollywood Reporter

Ultimately fails to come through in the fire-breathing clutch.

Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

Dragons, man. That's all we're really here to see, and they do not disappoint in the slightest.

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Dennis Lim
Village Voice

Peaks early with a vertiginous dogfight; thereafter, spotty CGI and a bamboozling plot conspire toward a colossal anticlimax.

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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly

The season could do with more grinning, spinning, un-self-important, happy-to-be-B throwback movies like this one.

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Charles Cassady
Common Sense Media

Plodding sci-fi dragon disaster tale is OK for older kids.

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Flixster Audience Score: 49% Flixster User Reviews
Directors Cat
[img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/icons/icon14.gif[/img] An excellent set up with a completely satisfying if slightly inadeqaute payoff. The… More
Nelson Pickens
What could one possibly say about this movie, its about Matthew McConauhey slaying dragons need I say more? Poor Christian Bale
Phil Hubbs
Anyone for dragons? a scorched earth where humanity is almost extinct and small bands of survivors scrape along day by day eeking out some form of life in a… More
Dan Schultz
A fun, energetic adventure story concerning an apocalyptic wasteland occupied by dragons who have taken over London and the survivors (led by Bale) who plot to… More
xGary Xx
In a world razed to the ground by a plague of dragon like creatures, a motley crew of survivors decide to strike back and hunt the sole male of the species.… More
Conner Rainwater
It was an interesting concept that was lost to some bad acting and special effects. The dragons looked fake and Matthew Mcconaughey put in an overdone… More