Pete's Dragon (2016)

103 mins
Poster for Pete's Dragon (2016)

Disney update their animated family film (1977), with this live action fantasy about a boy and his giant dragon friend.... More

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Pete's Dragon (2016) | Ratings & Reviews

"Smart and simple aren’t qualities often seen in the same film, much less those aimed squarely at kids such as Pete’s Dragon. Director David Lowery’s Disney remake is a rare delight in how it respects the intelligence of its audience while still offering up lump-in-the-throat emotional beats in service of a welcomely straightforward story."

Flicks, Steve NewallFlicks

"One of the year's most delightful moviegoing surprises, a quality family film that rewards young people's imaginations and reminds us of a time when the term "Disney movie" meant something..."


"All the nostalgic Spielberg-y-ness of 'Stranger Things', minus the creepy kids with paranormal nosebleeds."

Time OutTime Out

"It is slightly unfair to say that this reboot of "Pete's Dragon" is middling on a larger scale, but it's not entirely inaccurate either."

The New York TimesThe New York Times

"This is a new classic. Like E.T., it'll be watched and loved for many years to come."


"Manages to be sentimental, genuine, and magical all at once."

New Zealand HeraldNew Zealand Herald

"Delivers a very real emotional gut punch, no question Pete's Dragon is a double-hanky situation."


"A cinematic enchantment, a low-key 1970s-style kids' movie brimming with sincerity and heart. It's one of the best films of the year."

New York PostNew York Post

"Experiencing "Pete's Dragon" is like seeing something thought to be extinct, a creation every bit as magical and mythical as the flying, fire-breathing beast it's named after. That would be the straight ahead, unapologetic family film."

Los Angeles TimesLos Angeles Times

"...the notably darker interpretation turns out to be, like the CG creature itself, a moody, lumbering thing that seldom takes flight."

Hollywood ReporterHollywood Reporter

"A warm, wonderful, big-hearted delight."


Pete's Dragon (2016) | Details

PG, Low level violence
Adventure, Fantasy, Kids & Family
Country of origin