• Reign of Fire (2002)

Reign of Fire

Release Date: July 12th, 2002

DVD Release Date: November 19th, 2002

PG-13 |1 hr 41 min

Plot Summary

In present-day London, 12-year-old Quinn watches as his mother wakes an enormous fire-breathing beast from its centuries-long slumber. Twenty years later, much of the world has been scarred by the beast and its offspring. As a fire chief, Quinn (Christian Bale) is responsible for warding off the beasts and keeping a community alive as they eke out a meager existence. Into their midst comes a hotshot American, Van Zan (Matthew McConaughey), who says he has a way to kill the beasts.

Cast: Christian Bale, Matthew McConaughey, Izabella Scorupco, Gerard Butler, David Kennedy, Alexander Siddig, Ned Dennehy, Rory Keenan

Director: Rob Bowman

Genres: Science Fiction , Action , Fantasy , Adventure

Production Co: Spyglass Entertainment

Distributors: Touchstone Pictures

Keywords: Pursuit, Survival, Escape, London, Suspenseful, Mother, 2000s, Rescue

Ratings & Reviews

  • 63
    Ty BurrBoston Globe

    This is quite enjoyable as creature features go, and Bale continues to demonstrate his curious under-the-radar appeal. As for McConaughey, let's just say a star is reborn. Suddenly that whole naked-bongo-playing incident makes a lot more sense. show more

  • 75
    James BerardinelliReelViews

    The fact that Reign of Fire does what it sets out to do is a cause for celebration amongst those who like special effects-laden action movies featuring fire-breathing monsters and mayhem. show more

  • 63
    Chicago Tribune

    It's a decent, fast-moving and visually powerful summer action romp for the teenage demographic-the dragons are deliciously evil critters, with a nice retro identity. show more

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