• 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: Adventure , Fantasy , Children

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

Distributors: Walt Disney

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

Ratings & Reviews

  • 40
    Michael RechtshaffenThe Hollywood Reporter

    Haphazard plotting and seriously undernourished character development aside, none of the emotional stakes have been planted deeply enough to elicit audience involvement in young Pete’s plight. show more

  • 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

  • 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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