Action / Adventure / Drama / Fantasy

Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Rotten 50%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Spilled 60%
IMDb Rating 6.5 10 89317


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March 20, 2013 at 05:09 AM



Sean Connery as Draco
Dina Meyer as Kara
Dennis Quaid as Bowen
Jason Isaacs as Lord Felton
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750.00 MB
English 2.0
23.976 fps
1 hr 43 min
P/S 7 / 30
1.40 GB
English 2.0
23.976 fps
1 hr 43 min
P/S 4 / 20

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by shamanwulf 10 / 10

Prerequisite: Imagination

I've finally reached my fifties, but I still love this film as much as the first day I saw it in the cinema. It's a relevant thought, you see, because as I browsed the reviews I came face to face with an old acquaintance -- the realisation that childlike wonder and imagination are actually rare enough to be in short supply, enough to justifiably call those resources scarce.

I raised an eyebrow, vexed, as people complained about realism; I've heard complaints of the improbability of a dragon's ambulatory system without ever the self awareness to realise that with a few tweaks to physics to account for a different world -- one where magic exists as an institution and resource, no less -- along with some fixes to common misconceptions of dragons and animal biology that one could make anything probable. Clever people call this 'escapism,' a retreat into a fantasy, fictitious world unlike our own. Escapism goes so much further than daydreams of attractive sexual partners and fast cars.

Here I see in the 'goofs' section that the dragon's wings don't generate downdraft. Who says they need to? A man in Britain created a box that could generate quantum thrust by manipulating lasers. Who's to say that a dragon's lift doesn't work the same way? Cries off realism come only from dull, mundane, typical minds. Not anyone who's especially brilliant would even mistake fantasy for reality in the first place. Truly, if one is unable to discern that dragon's exist in the realm of the improbable, so far separated from our own, then they've bigger problems than 'unrealistic' dragons.

The pseudo-intellectual of below average intelligence complains of unrealism, thinking himself clever. The truly clever person possessed of a sharp mind and considerable wit finds the challenge of explaining other realities with their own physical laws fun!

So, to wit, this is a lovely film, heartwarming, ingenious, and with a fantabulous showing from Mr. Connery. You may like it, but you should probably only watch it if you're clever enough to understand the distinctions and boundaries between reality and fantasy. Though individuals quite clever enough for that are evidently few and far between.

Don't apply if you subscribe oxymoronically to 'I don't want fantasy in my fantasy, only reality with the rules of that even normalised and simplified into mundanity enough that I'm able to actually understand it;' Or if you're inclined to prefer bat-like dragon's over their six- limbed cousins because they're more realistic (without being erudite enough to realise why that statement makes no sense, because playing by those rules the ambulatory pressure problems created by such a large, flying creature would make bat-like dragons every bit as unrealistic). If either of the prior is true, you're not good enough for this film. It deserves a better audience.

If, however, that gave you a chuckle rather than fired your ire, you may just be good enough for it. In which case you really should watch it!

Reviewed by Caleb Whitney 1 / 10

Kick your Television

This movie makes me want to break things. I have rarely seen a film so awful. The acting is truly cringeworthy, which is odd because the same actors, when appearing in other films are just fine. Somehow the filmmakers succeeded at bringing together a terrible script, with dialogue that makes you wretch and a director who managed to bring the absolute worst performances out of decent actors.

I'm still trying to decide whether to praise the filmmakers for casting a mentally challenged man (i.e., what we used to refer to as "retarded", or "emotionally disturbed" in the old days) in the role of the principal villain, or whether to call them out for their insensitivity in encouraging the lead villain-actor to portray the character as though he were retarded. When we were kids, we used to get in trouble for imitating the antics of tards. Who knew it was actually an accepted acting style. Very confusing, because in fact sometimes it seemed as though the majority of the characters were mental deficients. I half expected them to whip it out and pee in their food or to masturbate the minute the lights went out. It was like Three Stooges meets Buddy Hackett meets Monty Python (without the humor) and cast them in a middle school presentation of Game of Thrones, directed and performed by a bunch of half-wits recruited from the neighborhood group home.


Reviewed by Benedito Dias Rodrigues 6 / 10

Killed by new graphic computer,but enjoyable!!

I saw this movie in 1997 on TV,very compelling fantasy story but the special effects of first generation of graphic computer brings an update somewhat out of time,on Dragonlayer didn't have any graphic computer and the movie is most convincing Dragon...of course the new movies has used this new way and lose quality and credibility,it's happened with Dragonheart...although the movie is enjoyable!!!


First watch: 1997 / How many: 3 / Source: TV-DVD / Rating: 6.5

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