The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian Reviews

  • A fierce and somber battle epic.

    Owen Gleiberman — Entertainment Weekly

  • Child kings and queens land in a Jacobean tragedy with The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian.

    A.O. Scott — New York Times

  • It's entertaining, value-for-money stuff.

    Peter Bradshaw — Guardian [UK]

  • Though the movie could have ended a few scenes earlier, it is still a journey well worth taking.

    Claudia Puig — USA Today

  • Prince Caspian, like its predecessor, delivers sweeping, swashbuckling action in a handsome production, albeit one that leaves viewers feeling quite pummeled by the end of its nearly 2 1/2 -hour running time.

    Ann Hornaday — Washington Post

  • A muscular fantasy epic that marks a filmmaking improvement if not a leap in dramatic inspiration over 2005's The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, Caspian reveals this series as conceived ever more clearly as a junior-league Lord of the Rings.

    Ty Burr — Boston Globe

  • Sure, it's a big-budget spectacle. But it's also the kind of grandly old-fashioned entertainment we don't get enough of anymore.

    Elizabeth Weitzman — New York Daily News

  • I wish I could be more enthusiastic about Prince Caspian, an honorable and attractive adventure for children and families. But scenic beauty and spirited action can't conceal its dramatic defects.

    Joe Morgenstern — Wall Street Journal

  • The struggles remain, but [director] Adamson has tweaked the plot, rejiggered the character dynamics and piled on the epic warfare. By the end I had overdosed on surly Peter, pouty Caspian and over-digitized shock-and-awe.

    Amy Biancolli — Houston Chronicle

  • Another triumph for director Adamson. He had us at Narnia but took us farther on this eloquent journey than we expected to go.

    Nancy Churnin — Dallas Morning News

  • Like the finest fantasy epics, The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian invites us into a rich realm and, at two-plus hours, holds us there for a goodly spell.

    Lisa Kennedy — Denver Post

  • At every turn, the filmmakers go for clutter and tumult where simplicity would do -- and Adamson, to put it kindly, isn't the fleetest of action directors.

    David Edelstein — New York Magazine

  • With bigger battles and scarier monsters than its predecessor, the new movie flaunts grander visual effects, and, with one notable exception, a dash more individuality than the initial installment.

    Jim Emerson — Chicago Sun-Times

  • I realize the first film (The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe) made almost $745 million worldwide. Well, some things make tremendous profits simply by showing up and getting the trains to run on time.

    Michael Phillips — Chicago Tribune

  • Squanders both its first-rate computer graphics and its sturdy international cast.

    Andrea Gronvall — Chicago Reader

  • Prince Caspian is an elaborately presented feast that will taste familiar to the 'tween and teen audience for whom it is served.

    Carrie Rickey — Philadelphia Inquirer

  • Bigger, brasher, more magical and funnier than the first.

    Colin Covert — Minneapolis Star Tribune

  • If there's one thing The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian accomplishes, it's this: It makes you realize just how good those Lord of the Rings movies were.

    Tom Long — Detroit News

  • The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian offers kids and adults an entertaining escape into the world of C.S. Lewis' books.

    Bill Goodykoontz — Arizona Republic

  • A bit darker, more conventional and more crisply made than its 2005 predecessor.

    Todd McCarthy — Variety

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