Pete's Dragon (2016)

Pete's Dragon (2016)

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Pete's Dragon (2016)

Disney update their animated family film (1977), with this live action fantasy about a boy and his giant dragon friend. Filmed in New Zealand and starring Bryce Dallas Howard, Robert Redford and Karl Urban.

For years, old wood carver Mr. Meacham (Redford) has delighted local kids with his tales of the fierce dragon that resides deep in the woods of the Pacific Northwest. To his daughter, Grace (Howard), who works as a forest ranger, these stories are little more than tall tales…until she meets Pete (Oakes Fegley). Pete is a mysterious 10-year-old with no family and no home who claims to live in the woods with a giant, green dragon named Elliott. And from Pete’s descriptions, Elliott seems remarkably similar to the dragon from Mr. Meacham’s stories. With the help of Natalie (Oona Laurence), an 11-year-old girl whose father Jack (Wes Bentley) owns the local timber mill, Grace sets out to determine where Pete came from, where he belongs, and the truth about this dragon.

2016Rating: PG, Low level violence103 minsUSA
AdventureKids & FamilyFantasy
94%
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Reviews & comments

Surprisingly good

4.0
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Puff.

This was a winner. Tear jerker at times - take a tissue. Great modern day making of a classic story. The Dragon was cool - minimalistic - but such a winner. I want one. This grabbed you from the onset until the end which you never ever wanted to end. A breath of fresh air.

4.0
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Pete's Dragon soars

The major weakness of Pete’s Dragon (if you can even call it a weakness in this context) is that you’ve seen this story before, or one very similar to it. Like last year’s Creed, Pete’s Dragon knows the formula it’s working to, and sticks to it - there’s nary a narrative beat that fails to show up on time and in its expected place. But, as Creed proved,...

4.0
0

Great Movie

My 15 year old daughter and I went to see this. We found it was made in the style of films done years ago but still modern in its approach. Enjoyed going to see the movie and shed a few tears too.

4.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

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...

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Time Out

Time Out

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

3.0
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The New York Times

The New York Times

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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.

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Stuff

Stuff

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

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New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

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

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Newshub

Newshub

press

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

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New York Post

New York Post

press

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.

0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

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.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

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

0
FilmInk

FilmInk

press

A warm, wonderful, big-hearted delight.

0
Variety

Variety

press

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...

0
Time Out

Time Out

press

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

3.0
0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

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.

0
Stuff

Stuff

press

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

0
New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

press

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

0
Newshub

Newshub

press

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

0
New York Post

New York Post

press

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.

0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

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.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

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

0
FilmInk

FilmInk

press

A warm, wonderful, big-hearted delight.

0

Surprisingly good

4.0
0

Puff.

This was a winner. Tear jerker at times - take a tissue. Great modern day making of a classic story. The Dragon was cool - minimalistic - but such a winner. I want one. This grabbed you from the onset until the end which you never ever wanted to end. A breath of fresh air.

4.0
0

Pete's Dragon soars

The major weakness of Pete’s Dragon (if you can even call it a weakness in this context) is that you’ve seen this story before, or one very similar to it. Like last year’s Creed, Pete’s Dragon knows the formula it’s working to, and sticks to it - there’s nary a narrative beat that fails to show up on time and in its expected place. But, as Creed proved,...

4.0
0

Great Movie

My 15 year old daughter and I went to see this. We found it was made in the style of films done years ago but still modern in its approach. Enjoyed going to see the movie and shed a few tears too.

4.0
0