• Pete's Dragon (2016)

Pete's Dragon

Release Date: August 12th, 2016

DVD Release Date: November 29th, 2016

PG |1 hr 43 min

Plot Summary

Mr. Meacham (Robert Redford), a woodcarver, delights local children with stories of a mysterious dragon that lives deep in the woods of the Pacific Northwest. His daughter Grace (Bryce Dallas Howard) believes these are just tall tales, until she meets Pete (Oakes Fegley), a 10-year-old orphan who says he lives in the woods with a giant, friendly dragon. With help from a young girl named Natalie (Oona Laurence), Grace sets out to investigate if this fantastic claim can be true.

Cast: Bryce Dallas Howard, Oakes Fegley, Wes Bentley, Karl Urban, Oona Laurence, Robert Redford, Isiah Whitlock Jr., Marcus Henderson

Director: David Lowery

Genres: Fantasy , Adventure , Children

Production Co: Walt Disney Productions, Whitaker Entertainment, Vineyard Productions

Distributors: Walt Disney

Keywords: Cool , Car , Daughter , House , School , Quest , Police officer , Creative , Charming , 2010s

Ratings & Reviews

  • 70
    Tim GriersonScreen International

    Pete’s Dragon sports an undeniably old-fashioned, even slightly square demeanour, but even when that aura feels a tad forced, Lowery’s loving care gives the movie a likeable, small-scale charm. show more

  • 70
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    Mr. Lowery is very good with actors, and he lets much of his film unfold at a pace that may, in these frenzied times, seem rather leisurely. I thought the pace was fine, and admired him for giving his characters time to breathe. Elliott breathes fire, and the film around him breathes humanity. show more

  • 80
    E. Oliver WhitneyScreenCrush

    Lowery’s visual world essentially translates the movie’s message, that magic is everywhere if you allow yourself to see it. It may be a cliché and sappy sentiment, and one we’ve seen again and again in movies, but when done right it can be a beautiful one. show more

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