Dragonball Evolution Synopsis
A young warrior (Justin Chatwin) must collect a series of mystical objects.
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The New York Times

By Nathan Lee
May or may not appeal to fans of the Japanese fantasy franchise it is based on, but aficionados of apocalyptic teenybopper kung fu...
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Village Voice

Far more entertaining than it deserves to be, unless you're a 10-year-old boy, in which case it's only the greatest movie ever made.
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Boston Globe

Nearly all the actors seem to be having a good time, and the action moves so fast that you don't mind when something nuts happens.
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Entertainment Weekly

Marvel at the fact that something this trippy made it to our local multiplex.
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A popular Japanese manga series gets a pleasing if paint-by-numbers live-action makeover in Dragonball Evolution, which half-heartedly...
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The A.V. Club

By Tasha Robinson
The film is crammed with treats for old-school "Dragonball" fans, from the inclusion of all these characters (who don't actually do much) to...
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Austin Chronicle

By Marc Savlov
Bottom line: costumed Goku and Chi Chi cosplayers may argue the finer points of this adaptation, but it is fairly dazzling it its own...
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Los Angeles Times

Director James Wong ("Final Destination") and writer Ben Ramsey are utterly blasé in their approach to the series' mythology and structure,...
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TV Guide

Just know there's a whole lot more great stuff out there than just what Evolution has in store for you -- namely, the anime that it was...
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Frank Scheck
Completely lacking in visual, narrative or stylistic coherence, the film also suffers from cheap-looking visual effects and poorly staged...
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Dragonball Evolution

By xXShadowJagerXx
Before anyone starts to critic the movie on how its NOT like the series at all, first it must be stated that, you're right. This is a modern adaptation of the series that apparently was screen...

This movie signifies everything thats wrong with Hollywood!

By The Great Gatsby
This is the first time I've EVER been compelled to write a review, which speaks volumes in and of itself! How, could someone with half an iota of common sense tell me, do you take a genre, with...


By webchameleon

Its Evolution time baby

By djmaniacmetal
So many people are complaining about this movie, i saw it in japan and i loved it. americans are so judgemental. look for people that are comparing DBE to DBZ, DBE is based off of dragonball not...

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By ongoinglover1290
"I don't know why people make such a big deal aout the movie "sucking"? Did you guys actually expect a frealking amazing thing? Honestly, was Harry Potter a "great" movie? Or Lord of the Rings? Or...

Sorry Badhorsie...I couldn't resist

By grooVC
I will face the wrath of Badhorsie and write a review because I think this movie is going to be awful. Part of charm of the original comic (and subsequent anime) were the imaginative art, character...

ITS NOT DRAGONBALL Z... its JUST Dragon Ball..

By slaarwalhz
This is BEFORE GOKU knows he is a saiyan and other saiyans come to the earth. This is when Piccolo comes and he is evil.. He tries to destroy the earth.. Goku fights him.. Then in Dragon Ball Z when...

To The DBZ Fans

By Domovoi_Butler
So from reading the reviews, DBZ fans seem to be dissapointed, but it seems like a lot of you aren't familiar with Dragon Ball. This movie is based on Dragon Ball, and it seems that the purpose of...

10 years with the license and this is what we get....

By JayDee2658
I grew up watching Dragonball and Dragonball Z watching every saga and I must say... THIS IS ONE OF THE WORST MOVIES I'VE EVER SEEN Within the first 10seconds of the movie, they made a HUGE story...


By amsfrogs
HORRIBLE...Simply Horrible. My going experience was fun, but the movie itself was purely trash. I'm surprised the children in the theatre were entertained. I for one will not recommend seeing this...

More Info

Rated PG | For intense sequences of action/violence and brief mild language
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Movie based on anime series has lots of martial arts action.
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