DragonHeart

  • PG
  • Rob Cohen (1996)
  • US
  • 98 min
DragonHeart
Film Review
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3 out of 5

Over the years, Sean Connery has played a Turkish warrior, an Irish cop, a Russian submarine commander and 007 - all with the same Scottish accent. Here he lends his distinctive burr to Draco, a tenth-century dragon who joins forces with an itinerant knight (Dennis Quaid). The result is a likeable, if slightly over-eager, mix of derring-do and special effects, which has everything from wicked kings and poetic monks to romantic encounters and revolting peasants. Quaid gives a rousing performance, while Pete Postlethwaite is charmingly awkward as a religious wayfarer with a penchant for rhyming couplets. As the dastardly despot, however, David Thewlis belongs in a pantomime.

Plot Summary

Fantasy adventure starring Dennis Quaid and David Thewlis, and featuring the voice of Sean Connery. Bowen, a knight from the Arthurian school, teaches younger men the honourable ways of medieval chivalry. When one of his former charges becomes a merciless tyrant, Bowen is prevailed upon to assist the rebel forces and turns to Draco, the last dragon in the land, for help.

Cast and crew

Cast

Bowen
Dennis Quaid
Draco
Sean Connery
Einon
David Thewlis
Gilbert
Pete Postlethwaite
Kara
Dina Meyer
Felton
Jason Isaacs
Brok
Brian Thompson
Young Einon
Lee Oakes
Aislinn
Julie Christie
King Arthur
John Gielgud

Crew

Director
Rob Cohen

Other Information

Language: 
English
Colour
Theatrical distributor: 
U.I.P. (UK)
Guidance: 
May be edited for violence.
Available on video, DVD and BluRay
Certificate PG
Categories
Drama

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