Eragon

Eragon
Eragon
  • PG
  • 1h 44m
  • 2006
Rotten16%
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In a mythical time, a teenage boy becomes a dragon rider and, with the help of his newly-hatched dragon, embarks on a journey to avenge his uncle's death and battle a tyrannical king.
© 2006 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation. All rights reserved.

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

TOMATOMETER®
Rotten16%
Critics Consensus: Written by a teenager (and it shows), Eragon presents nothing new to the "hero's journey" story archetype. In movie terms, this movie looks and sounds like Lord of the Rings and plays out like a bad Star Wars rip-off. The movie spins the tale of a peasant boy who is suddenly entrusted with a dragon and must, with the help of a mentor, train, grow strong, and defeat an evil emperor. The way the critics picture it, the makers of Eragon should soon be expecting an annoyed phone call from George Lucas.
Reviews
Entertainment Weekly
Rotten

June 21, 2017
Entertainment Weekly
Gregory Kirschling
Rotten

Give Eragon a few years: By then, it might be delightfully bad.

June 21, 2017
Guardian
Peter Bradshaw
Fresh

John Malkovich finds his loopy, nostril-flaring form as the wicked tyrant and Jeremy Irons, playin...

June 21, 2017
Time Out
Nigel Floyd
Rotten

A painful reminder of what fantasy cinema was like before the Lord of the Rings trilogy re-wrote t...

June 21, 2017
Arizona Republic
Kerry Lengel
Rotten

The title of Hollywood's latest fantasy epic is simply the word 'dragon' with one letter changed,...

March 3, 2019
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Common Sense Media

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Common Sense Says
Dragon fantasy falls flat, but kids won't care.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that the movie's content is just right for the target 'tweener audience. It has its scary moments, with several scenes featuring dark woods, eerie wind, abrupt violence, big battles and a frightening evil wizard with red and black makeup. Swords, arrows, and spears produce some bloody wounds and several dead bodies, and one-on-one fight scenes include kicking, punching, swordplay, and falling. Eragon confronts and feels guilty about a family member's death (the corpse is visible, with a bloody face).

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Fantasy, Family
  • Release Date:December 15, 2006
  • Languages:English
  • Captions:English, Spanish
  • Audio Format:
    5.1
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