Firedrake the Silver Dragon (Dragon Rider) (2020) - Rotten Tomatoes

Firedrake the Silver Dragon (Dragon Rider) (2020)




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Firedrake, the young silver dragon, has had enough of constantly having to hide in the jungle. He really wants to show the older generation that he is a real dragon. When humans are about to destroy his family's very last refuge, Firedrake secretly sets off on an adventurous journey with forest brownie Sorrel. He wants to find the "Rim of Heaven", the dragons' mysterious refuge. On their quest Firedrake and Sorrel encounter Ben, an orphan and stray, who claims to be a dragon-rider. While Ben and Firedrake make friends quickly, Sorrel becomes increasingly distrustful and tries to get rid of the orphan at every opportunity. But the unlikely trio have to learn to pull together, because they are being hunted by Nettlebrand. The evil, dragon-eating monster is all out to track down and destroy every dragon on Earth...


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Critic Reviews for Firedrake the Silver Dragon (Dragon Rider)

All Critics (14) | Top Critics (4)

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

February 19, 2021 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Dragon Rider is unlikely to spawn many imitators of its own - even if it did, how could anyone tell? - but as a half-term diversion, it ticks every box.

February 13, 2021 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Gags about online dating and Skype already date this formulaic snore fest, whose plot manages to be both fast-paced and boring, while the characterisation is as basic as the CGI-animation.

February 10, 2021 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…

A reasonably entertaining German family animation based on the 1997 bestseller by children's author Cornelia Funke.

February 10, 2021 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Although the gags and peril could use more fire-power, the disarming result boasts plenty of underdog charm, and the film gradually finds a modest place of its own in the dragon animation marketplace.

October 14, 2021 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Decently-animated, exposition-heavy, laugh-starved adventure farce that never comes close to even the weakest "How to Train Your Dragon" film and TV moments.

September 27, 2021 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…

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