• Eragon (2006)

Eragon

Release Date: December 15th, 2006

DVD Release Date: March 20th, 2007

PG |1 hr 43 min

Plot Summary

Eragon (Ed Speleers), a poor farm boy, lives in Alagaesia, a kingdom ruled by Galbatorix (John Malkovich), a powerful but evil monarch. One day, Eragon discovers a beautiful stone that he soon realizes is a dragon's egg. When the creature hatches, Eragon sets forth on a path that could restore the glory of his homeland's legendary Dragon Riders and perhaps overthrow Galbatorix.

Cast: Ed Speleers, Jeremy Irons, Sienna Guillory, Robert Carlyle, Djimon Hounsou, Garrett Hedlund, Rachel Weisz, Joss Stone

Director: Stefen Fangmeier

Genres: Children , Fantasy , Adventure

Production Co: 20th Century Fox, Fox 2000 Pictures

Distributors: 20th Century Fox

Keywords: Quest, Rivalry, Lighthearted, Charming

Ratings & Reviews

  • 75
    Peter HartlaubSan Francisco Chronicle

    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 much-needed afternoon of PG-rated family-friendly adventure. show more

  • 50
    Kirk HoneycuttThe Hollywood Reporter

    There is little complexity in the social, cultural or political shape of this world. So this film, directed by visual effects master Stefen Fangmeier and written by Peter Buchman in a straightforward manner, cannot escape the rote nature of such a fantasy. show more

  • 63
    Michael PhillipsChicago Tribune

    Eragon is a bit cheesy, but I rather liked it. It's sincere cheese... The special effects -- which include glowing-eyed heroes and villains, and flights over the mythical land of Alagaesia depicted in "dragon vision" -- are refreshing in their slightly out-of-date air. show more

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