The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian
The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian (2008)

The adventure continues as producer/director Andrew Adamson teams with screenwriters Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely to tell the tale of the dashing Prince Caspian (Ben Barnes) -- who sets out to defeat a tyrannical king who has… More

Rated: PG
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Release Date: December 2, 2008
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Critic Score: 67% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian is an entertaining family adventure worthy of the standard set by its predecessor.

Andrea Gronvall
Chicago Reader

Squanders both its first-rate computer graphics and its sturdy international cast.

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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper

Too many fights, not enough magic.

Ali Gray

I can't comment on whether it does Narnia literature justice, but as a film fan, I can whole-heartedly recommend it as an example of fantasy done right.

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Tom Charity

Adamson barrels the action along in an even-handed manner that should keep most of the family happy.

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David Edelstein
New York Magazine/Vulture

At every turn, the filmmakers go for clutter and tumult where simplicity would do -- and Adamson, to put it kindly, isn't the fleetest of action directors.

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Alex Fletcher
Digital Spy

It's a relatively entertaining romp, but it would be surprising if anyone is counting down the days until the third movie.

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Hank Sartin
Time Out New York

Adamson adjusts to the darker tone nicely, but the kids, so richly drawn in the first film, often seem to be carried along in the wake of the chugging plot.

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Christopher Orr
The New Republic

Prince Caspian may be less full of innocent wonder than its predecessor, but it is a smarter, better film. Like its young stars, the Narnia franchise has, for better and worse, grown up.

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Joshua Starnes

Adamson seems to have decided the great battle at the end of the previous film was its best part and has set out to recapture it but more so, leading to some truly outstanding set pieces, but resulting in a film that is less than the sum of its parts.

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Flixster Audience Score: 73% Flixster User Reviews
John Manard
A bit slow going at the start but a darker, Narnia with a solid action packed middle and end that my daughter and I enjoyed. Now they have to somehow pull off… More
Candy Rose
This is an excellent movie. A year has passed since the four children were in Narnia, but they are transported back to find that the Narnia they left has become… More
Eugene Bernabe
The second installment of C.S. Lewis' famed fantasy novels is a visual advancement from the first of the series. Though it may not obtain the same magic… More
Dead Angel
Slow but good as the first one.
Matthew Samuel Mirliani
The movie is great to look at, but it is so far from the quality of the first film that it cannot help but feel like a straight to DVD follow up or a TV… More
Phil Hubbs
This looks very good, really good, despite my dislike of too much cgi this film does look and feel true. But thats it really, this is basically the same as… More