Somebody get a hose and put this Fire out.
Peaks early with a vertiginous dogfight; thereafter, spotty CGI and a bamboozling plot conspire toward a colossal anticlimax.
-Dennis LimFull Review
I'm not going to argue that Reign of Fire is a good movie, but it's terribly entertaining it's kind of a classic camp film, so I'm giving it thumbs up.
-Richard RoeperFull Review
Ultimately fails to come through in the fire-breathing clutch.
The season could do with more grinning, spinning, un-self-important, happy-to-be-B throwback movies like this one.
-Lisa SchwarzbaumFull Review
An uncommonly exciting and satisfying post-apocalyptic popcorn flick.
-Joe LeydonFull Review
A disaster of a drama, saved only by its winged assailants.
Silly, loud and goofy.
The filmmakers might have benefited from more sleep before penning the script.
-Claudia PuigFull Review
It's hard to imagine a better futuristic flying dragon movie than this, if one can imagine such a thing at all. However, while we wait for such a comparison, we could probably do a lot worse than Reign Of Fire.
-Geoff PevereFull Review
As the rich drama plays out, Reign of Fire proves to be a thoroughly taut, well-considered fable.
-Tom KeoghFull Review
The advantage of a postapocalyptic setting is that it can be made on the cheap. Any rock pile will do for a set. Reign of Fire has the disadvantage of also looking cheap.
-Mick LaSalleFull Review
Reign of Fire looks as if it was made without much thought -- and is best watched that way.
-Joe BaltakeFull Review
The narrative is so consistently unimaginative that probably the only way to have saved the film is with the aid of those wisecracking Mystery Science Theater 3000 guys.
Reign of Fire is basically one great set piece surrounded by thickets of iron filings, oily hair and knotty-pine acting.
-Gene SeymourFull Review
A more enjoyable neo-dragon flick than 1981's Dragonslayer, with its lesser effects, or 1996's Dragonheart, with its soft heart for the monsters.
-Bruce WestbrookFull Review
Suspension of disbelief is one thing but this movie asks viewers to suspend logic and right reason as well.
-Susan StarkFull Review
Reign of Fire is hardly the most original fantasy film ever made -- beyond Road Warrior, it owes enormous debts to Aliens and every previous dragon drama -- but that barely makes it any less entertaining.
-Terry LawsonFull Review
One regards Reign of Fire with awe. What a vast enterprise has been marshaled in the service of such a minute idea.
-Roger EbertFull Review
Falls neatly into the category of Good Stupid Fun.
-Ty BurrFull Review
Reign of Fire never comes close to recovering from its demented premise, but it does sustain an enjoyable level of ridiculousness.
-Liam LaceyFull Review
Well-shot but badly written tale set in a future ravaged by dragons.
This is the film that the American Godzilla could have been, but wasn't.
-James BerardinelliFull Review
Reign of Fire, like a lot of films these days, is a bunch of eye-popping effects in search of a plot.
-Glenn LovellFull Review
[A] loud and assaultive but fundamentally boring spectacle.
-Andrew O'HehirFull Review
Directed by Rob Bowman in a palette of dark, muddy colors, Reign of Fire is often incomprehensible and hardly ever entertaining -- even unintentionally.
It has a jamming B-picture buzz -- the kind of swift filmmaking and high spirits that have been missing from movies for a while.
-Elvis MitchellFull Review