Dragon Wars
Dragon Wars (2007)

Korean director Shim Hyung-Rae's monster movie D-War begins with a lengthy prologue, in which an antique dealer named Jack (Robert Forster) watches a young patron, Ethan Kendrick (Cody Erens) get zapped with a force emanating from a… More

Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: September 13, 2007
DVD Release Date: January 8, 2008
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Critic Score: 28% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Dragon Wars' special effects can't make up for an unfocused script and stale acting.

Andy Webster
New York Times

It is such a breathless, delirious stew, it's impossible not to be entertained, provided -- this is crucial -- you have a sense of humor.

John Monaghan
Detroit Free Press

The only winners in Dragon Wars are the computer-imaging geeks who must have logged tons of overtime. The rest of the world is left scratching its head at a monster epic so dismal that it doesn't even register as a guilty pleasure.

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Kevin Carr
7M Pictures

The film didn't promise anything more than it delivered.

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Wesley Morris
Boston Globe

When they decide to sic [those monsters] on downtown Los Angeles, the movie turns shockingly watchable. Until that sequence, there was no evidence that anybody involved with this laughable fantasy knew what he or she was doing.

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Luke Y. Thompson
L.A. Weekly

This one's for connoisseurs of the "totally preposterous crap" school of fantasy cinema. You know who you are: You have all the Warlock sequels on Laserdisc [and] the complete Leprechaun series on DVD.

Austin Kennedy
Sin Magazine

DRAGON WARS knows it's dumb, and just has fun. It's my new guilty pleasure!

Robert Abele
Los Angeles Times

The rampaging-monsters flick Dragon Wars loudly speaks the universal language of effects-laden mayhem. Unfortunately, it is also fluent in the laughable dialogue of a million bad fantasy flicks.

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Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter

This monster film makes even the remake of Godzilla look good.

Steve Biodrowski

By no reasonable reckoning can the film be considered a competent piece of cinematic storytelling, yet somehow the movie transcends its silly screenplay with over-the-top action and visually imaginative battles.

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Flixster Audience Score: 19% Flixster User Reviews
Phil Hubbs
Well its not that bad come on, a cross of 'Star Wars', 'Godzilla', 'king kong', 'Jurassic Park' and all other monster… More
Keiko Aya
Directed by Shim Hyung-rae and Starring Jason Behr, Amanda Brooks, Robert Forster, Chris Mulkey and Elizabeth Peņa. Indeed Korean Mythology is fascinating I… More
Directors Cat
Dragon Wars is considered the most anticipated film in the history of korean cinema. It's worth seeing for whats there on the screen in front of you. The… More
Jens S.
After a rather fun trailer I at least expected an entertaining popcorn flick. But this disappoints on pretty much every level. It starts with confusing… More
Ariuza koraw
If you go back to 2007 there was this really big line up for a new film getting promoted in my country and was made there called D-War. And director Hyung-rae… More
KJ Proulx
It can be laughable enjoyment sometimes, but the movie itself plummets. The ending sequence somehow I find incredible, so I therefore give this movie 1.5… More