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There Be Dragons

Rated PG-13 for violence and combat sequences, some language and thematic elements.

PG-13 In Theaters 05/6/2011 , 122min.
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92%
Viewer score based on 19 ratings
33%
Critic score based on 19 reviews

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February 01, 2012
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A bit slow, but well acted - really focused on a specific audience.
May 29, 2011
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This movie has so many layers it reminds me of another age... like back when we had real films? When you see a story that has the kind of depth and beauty this film has, there's something for everyone. For me it was the powerful message of a willful father who was unable to communicate with his own son. But the story will speak to anyone who is not afraid to face the pitfalls of life and who
May 29, 2011
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I love this film! OMG! It is really wonderful and made me think about all the difficult but amazing choices we are faced with in this life. I can't say enough it moved me that deeply. What I just don't get is why these (stupid) critics hate any movies that make the audiences think, like because they can't think or what? And I am not of any religion and I didn't think this was about that at
May 13, 2011
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skip it
May 11, 2011
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I was not expecting much from this movie but after seeing it I was pleasantly surprised. It was a great film with great acting. I thought it was wonderful and am surprised by the critics negative reviews. I highly recommend this film.

Critic Reviews powered by Metacritic ™

Variety
Dragons may not be perfect, but it plays to the helmer's strengths, demonstrating an increasingly rare sense of scope and pageantry best served by the bigscreen. Full Review
Betsy Sharkey
Los Angeles Times
It is a third man, a revolutionary, who nearly steals the show. Which might have been all right if writer-director Roland Joffé hadn't been so conflicted about whose story he wants to tell. But indecision can be deadly, and it proves to be here. Full Review
Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News
History can be an equalizer, so director Roland Joffe ("The Killing Fields," "The Mission") makes sure saints and sinners all get painted with the same uninteresting brush in this fact-based drama. Full Review
Joshua Rothkopf
Time Out New York
Controversially, Escrivá started the Opus Dei, and There Be Dragons is best appreciated by those seeking more realism than the albino self-whipper of "The Da Vinci Code." Full Review
Kirk Honeycutt
The Hollywood Reporter
British writer-director Roland Joffé dips a toe into explosive material - the Spanish Civil War, betrayal, sainthood, Opus Dei - but all these big themes and characters slip from his grasp. Full Review

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