Eragon Synopsis
Boy and dragon find adventure.
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Peter Hartlaub
Eragon may not be a big Oscar contender, but in a movie season filled with blood diamonds, fascist soldiers and Idi Amin, it provides a...
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TV Guide

By Ken Fox
This likable adventure is basically "Lassie" with scales and should appeal to the books' large audience of adolescent boys.
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Chicago Tribune

By Michael Phillips
Eragon is a bit cheesy, but I rather liked it. It's sincere cheese... The special effects -- which include glowing-eyed heroes and...
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
I wish Eragon's cinematography were crisper, the music less Wagnerian, and the acting more consistent. But this movie isn't for me. It's...
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USA Today

By Claudia Puig
It's a pleasant enough fantastical adventure, but it does feel naggingly derivative.
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Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
The star of this fantasy adventure for young audiences is a charmer from the moment she is hatched (from a huge blue egg that starts to rock...
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Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
The mess that's been made with all this money is maddening. This isn't economical moviemaking. It's a deluxe trailer for "Eragon 2."
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
There is little complexity in the social, cultural or political shape of this world. So this film, directed by visual effects master Stefen...
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Entertainment Weekly

Though the movie, which was adapted from a book written by Christopher Paolini when he was a teenager, aims high by ripping off the classics...
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New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
Turns out to be as heavy and earthbound as an injured dragon.
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happened to have the same name as the book.

By macpon
Yeah so this movie was a alright if u didnt read the book. but so many things were left out did anyone notice there was absolutly no mention of the dwarfs. and the urgals were pretty much a bunch of...

When the Preview is better than the Movie!

By monkeybeans
The movie was disappointing after the preview promised wonderment and finally when it opened? wow! What a let down. The effects were not even that great. My kids liked it and they were happy, so, I...


By smokey420
This movie was great specail afects were kinda bad but hey what do u expect for the first movie. The people who baged on it are stupid. Go see it!!!...


By colombiana4eva22
A disgrace to the amazing boom series....

Eragon: Harry meets the Lord of the Rings

By Marcob1
Having not read this book I had no expectations of the film. I read a few reviews which pegged the movie as a disappointment had the book been read beforehand. The movie had a great production vaule,...


By Love4Movies95
I don't care what people are saying, I LOVED this Movie!!! True, it was not like the book but I still loved every bit, I hope they make another! You must see it, I loved it so much that I bought it...

The most Awesome movie!!

By saphira15249
This was a great movie! I would recommend this movie to anyone over the age of 10. It was a little violent, but still great. It should've been in the movie theaters for longer than it was. I think...


By Valleyfilly
I didn't read the books, so I was totally impressed....

Ok .... Could have been better....

By bigmoviegoer88
The movie would have been a go if it followed the book better. The book-turned-movie had great potential but the screneplay had almost nothing to do with the book just the basic idea. Boy rides...


By angelic0318
I admit I saw the movie before reading the books and that this is what sparked my interest in them, but after reading Eragon, I realized how positively awful this movie was in comparison. Save...

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Rated PG | For fantasy violence, intense battle sequences and some frightening images
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Dragon fantasy falls flat, but kids won't care.
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