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  • 63
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Junkies for dark humor should prep for going cold turkey, despite the efforts of director Andrew Adamson to spice things up with combat and a rivalry between Caspian and Peter (good on Moseley for showing some backbone) that Lewis never imagined. show more

  • 25
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    Exactly one minute longer than its predecessor, but it's a dragged-out exercise, with no epic scale and no spirit worth talking about. show more

  • 75
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    An exhilarating fantasy adventure marred only by its length and protracted climactic battle scenes. show more

  • 50
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    I wish I could be more enthusiastic about Prince Caspian, an honorable and attractive adventure for children and families. But scenic beauty and spirited action can't conceal its dramatic defects. show more

  • 75
    Carrie Rickey Philadelphia Inquirer

    An elaborately presented feast that will taste familiar to the 'tween and teen audience for whom it is served. The four courses are love, war, faith and humor, served in no canonical order, and sometimes, simultaneously. show more

  • 80
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    Even with all the CGI effects, this darkly emotional movie feels like the anti-"Speed Racer." Sure, it's a big-budget spectacle. But it's also the kind of grandly old-fashioned entertainment we don't get enough of anymore. show more

  • 80
    Michael Rechtshaffen The Hollywood Reporter

    Several shades darker in tone than the previous edition -- which, to be fair, didn't carry the burden of expectation that a sequel must bear -- the return to Narnia still casts a transporting spell. show more

  • 75
    Kyle Smith New York Post

    In their refusal to be up-to-the-moment, the Narnia movies are bound to age beautifully, perhaps much more so than the two Shrek films Adamson directed. show more

  • 75
    Maitland McDonagh TV Guide

    If Caspian has a fault, it's that viewers familiar with neither the books nor the first film may have trouble picking up the strands of the story in the early scenes… but in all honesty, how many Lewis neophytes will choose Caspian as their point of entry? show more

  • 75
    Ty Burr Boston Globe

    Take away the storming music and grand vistas, and it's all a standard sword-and-sorcery adventure; director Andrew Adamson is more than a journeyman but much less than the visionary Peter Jackson is. show more

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  • The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (2005)

  • The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (2010)

  • Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002)

  • The Neverending Story (1984)

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