The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 49%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Not quite a must-see, The Voyage of the Dawn Treader is nonetheless a sturdy outing with many of the charms that have become franchise trademarks."
‑ Lisa Kennedy, Denver Post
"The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader is still very much a "Narnia" movie. In other words, it's filled with fantastical creatures, bloodless battles, quasi-mystical undercurrents and an unfortunate helping of hooey."
‑ Tom Long, Detroit News
"What's been missing from the series since the first film is a strong, memorable adversary."
‑ Michael Dequina,
"The only "Narnia" Chronicle that's a worthy challenger to the far more popular Harry Potter pictures"
‑ Roger Moore, McClatchy-Tribune News Service
"Lacking a strong central narrative force, there is little sense of what is at stake."
‑ Greg Maki, Star-Democrat (Easton, MD)
"Could be an optical illusion, but it seems that a flat, dull movie shot in 3-D just looks flatter and duller."
‑ Rick Groen, Globe and Mail
"Despite some rejiggering of the book's plot, it's a film that should please Narnia fans and, if it does well, may lead to the return of Eustace in the next installment, The Silver Chair. Here's hoping."
‑ Nancy Churnin, Dallas Morning News
"...rushes from the screen with ambition and color, excitement and thrill, and a relentless sense of optimism that catapults the story and its visuals to striking heights."
‑ David Keyes,
"While "Dawn Treader" still had the look, it didn't feel like a Narnia film because of its meandering storyline."
‑ Jeff Beck,
"the film finishes with a suitable roar."
‑ James Luxford, The National
"The visual splendor is still there, in moderate amounts."
‑ Amy Biancolli, Houston Chronicle
"The 3-D effects are standard, the children and the prince are a bit bland, and Michael Apted's direction veers into listlessness, but there is, at times, a pleasing elegance to the production, too. It doesn't assault you."
‑ Peter Rainer, Christian Science Monitor
"A good old-fashioned adventure story, this family-friendly film benefits from several outstanding supporting characters."
‑ John Hanlon, Big Hollywood
"This is designed to keep the children happy over the Christmas period and fans of CS Lewis will enjoy the fact that it's a pretty faithful adaptation. But those wanting something different from the usual CGI extravaganza would do well to look elsewher"
‑ Laurence Boyce, The Baltic Times
"The only thing more emblematic of this franchise would have been had the ship sank at the end."
‑ Wesley Lovell, Cinema Sight

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