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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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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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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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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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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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper

Too many fights, not enough magic.

Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal

I wish I could be more enthusiastic about Prince Caspian, an honorable and attractive adventure for children and families. But scenic beauty and spirited action can't conceal its dramatic defects.

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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
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
Carlos Magalhăes
What raises this entertaining sequel a tiny bit above the first movie is definitely its more pronounced urgency and sense of danger, while the action scenes are… 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.