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Reign of Fire
  • PG-13
  • 1h 42m
  • 2002
Rotten42%
Common Sense Media Iconage 12+
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Matthew McConaughey and Christian Bale star in an explosive action-packed adventure with bone-charring special effects that will have you glued to your seat! When workers in a London tunneling project awaken an unearthly fire-breathing beast from centuries of slumber, all hell breaks loose. Twelve-year-old Quinn (Bale) sees his mother, one of the workers, die trying to escape this new terror. Twenty years later as a "fire chief," he tries to keep a group of refugees alive with fierce dragons dominating the air, burning the land and feeding on the ash. Unexpectedly, Van Zan (McConaughey), a hotshot American militia leader, shows up with a ragtag group of slayers on a perilous crusade to hunt down and destroy the beasts. Tempers flare when there is a struggle for leadership -- until both men realize only one species is getting out of this alive.

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

TOMATOMETER®
Rotten42%
Critics Consensus: Reign of Fire gains some altitude with its pyrotechnic action and a smolderingly campy Matthew McConaughey, but the feature's wings are clipped by a derivative script and visual effects that fizzle out.
Reviews
L.A. Weekly
Paul Malcolm
Rotten

Despite a few epic revelations, we never get a real sense of living, breathing dragons.

June 17, 2017
Denver Rocky Mountain News
Robert Denerstein
Rotten

June 17, 2017
Rolling Stone
Peter Travers
Rotten

Somebody get a hose and put this Fire out.

June 17, 2017
Village Voice
Dennis Lim
Rotten

Peaks early with a vertiginous dogfight; thereafter, spotty CGI and a bamboozling plot conspire to...

June 17, 2017
Ebert & Roeper
Richard Roeper
Fresh

I'm not going to argue that Reign of Fire is a good movie, but it's terribly entertaining it's kin...

June 17, 2017
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Common Sense Media

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Common Sense Says
Plodding sci-fi dragon disaster tale is OK for older kids.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that violence in this monster flick includes the mother of a little boy being killed, non-graphically, by fire-breathing dragons. Deaths are not very bloody -- usually characters enveloped in CGI flames, eaten in one gulp by dragons, or falling. There is occasional swearing, smoking, and drinking.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Sci-Fi, Action
  • Release Date:July 12, 2002
  • Highest Available for Purchase:HD

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