Dragon Rider

Dragon Rider

Dragon Rider

Animated fantasy family adventure following a silver dragon and his pal, an ophaned boy, as they search for the Rim of Heaven.

Firedrake is a young silver dragon who wants to show the older generation he's the real deal. When humans come to destroy his family's very last refuge, Firedrake secretly sets off with forest brownie, Sorrel, in search of the dragons' mysterious haven. On route, they encounter Ben, an orphan and stray, who claims to be a dragon rider. The unlikely trio have to learn to pull together as they race to avoid Nettlebrand, an evil, dragon-eating monster.

2020Rating: PG, Violence92 minsGermany
AnimatedKids & Family

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Dragon Rider / Reviews

The Guardian

The Guardian

It’s a great-looking film, energetically voiced in English by an A-team of British actors, but seriously let down by unexciting storytelling.

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Daily Telegraph

Daily Telegraph

Dragon Rider is unlikely to spawn many imitators of its own... but as a half-term diversion, it ticks every box.

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The Times

The Times

The animated details... are slightly sub-Pixar, but the film compensates with muscular pacing, empathetic vocal turns and a witty cine-literate screenplay.

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Stuff

Stuff

Ironically, if the makers hadn't worked so hard to bring How to Train Your Dragon to mind, maybe we wouldn't have quite noticed how stone-cold tedious, derivative and lacking in energy, wit and fun Dragon Rider can be.

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