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The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader

The critical consensus

If anything, though, it feels almost as if too much has been shoehorned in.

***(*)(*)Andrew Pulver, The Guardian, 01/12/2010

Never thought we’d say it, but Voyage Of The Dawn Treader injects just enough oomph back into the limping kiddie-adventure franchise to make us almost wish for Narnia No. 4. Almost.

***(*)(*)Matt Mueller, Total Film, 03/12/2010

Shut your ears to the dialogue, and the dinning of New Testament pedagoguery, and you might almost have a good time.

***(*)(*)Nigel Andrews, Financial Times, 08/12/2010

Dawn Treader is more visually dynamic and thoughtful than its predecessor although the dialogue still clunks whenever it over-explains itself or ushers in moral overlord Aslan (Liam Neeson) to deliver his Thought For The Day homilies.

***(*)(*)Siobhan Synnot, The Scotsman, 07/12/2010

Another mixed Narnian offering which, while it doesn’t bust through the series’ three-star ceiling, at least gives us its best FX, biggest monsters and finest child actor yet.

***(*)(*)Dan Jolin, Empire Online, 10/12/2010

There’s a little amount of magic and a well staged finale, but it’s quite an arduous journey for the audience to get there for a reward that’s not quite worth the effort.

Paul Greenwood, Evening Times, 09/12/2010

Turns out to be better than either of its predecessors – even if that's not saying much.

**(*)(*)(*)Anthony Quinn, The Independent, 10/12/2010

If you’re looking for a thoroughly enjoyable family outing this Christmas, you need look no further. This is a delight.

*****Chris Tookey, Daily Mail, 09/12/2010

The problem is that to ensure the survival of the franchise, which still has four parts left to run, The Voyage Of The Dawn Treader needed to be great. Sorry, Narnia fans, but this it isn't.

***(*)(*)Daily Record, 10/12/2010

It’s hardly a thrilling storyline and the only human character who makes much of an impression is the complaining Eustace while Caspian himself is even more of a limp presence than he was in the previous film.

***(*)(*)Henry Fitzherbert, Daily Express, 10/12/2010

The result is a sweeping, big-hearted adventure yarn.

****(*)Allan Hunter, Daily Express, 10/12/2010

It never quite becomes a movie to change anyone’s life - but it’s a solid, safe bet for family viewing over the holidays.

***(*)(*)David Gritten, The Telegraph, 09/12/2010

This is simply time-filling nonsense designed for those who can't yet handle the infinitely superior Harry Potter films.

**(*)(*)(*)Alistair Harnkess, The Scotsman, 11/12/2010

Instead of a battle between good and evil, then, what we get is an island-hopping cruise.

Nicholas Barber, The Independent on Sunday, 12/12/2010

The third and best film in this series of CS Lewis adaptations.

Philip French, The Observer, 12/12/2010

Features about The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader

Interview: Georgie Henley, actress

Alice Wyllie, The Scotsman, 15/11/2010

Liam Neeson angers Narnia fans by suggesting Aslan is Mohammed

Roya Nikkhah, The Telegraph, 04/12/2010

Coming of age: Learning, that lion, and life without Narnia

Alison Rowat, The Herald, 09/12/2010

The Voyage of the Dawn Treader set visit

Horatia Harrod, The Telegraph, 07/12/2010

Ben Barnes felt like superhero on Narnia

STV, 13/12/2010

Where and when?

General release. Check local listings for show times.

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