3 stars out of 5 -- "Cage, with long hair and a cheeky attitude, dominates the proceedings with a quirky sense of fun and authority, while Baruchel plays his geeky side and generally succeeds. Best of the bunch, though, are the villains, particularly Molina..."
Box Office - Pete Hammond (07/13/2010)
"The director, Jon Turteltaub, and his several writers devise some clever set pieces, such as a dragon in a Chinatown parade that starts breathing smoke and fire..."
Chicago Sun-Times - Roger Ebert (07/14/2010)
"[Cage] is at his most charismatic...the CGI is spangly fun..."
Entertainment Weekly - Owen Gleiberman (07/23/2010)
3 stars out of 5 -- "THE CG magic certainly pops and crackles, and offers New York as a fantasy-realm as dragons spit flames in Chinatown and a Chrysler Building eagle takes flight."
Empire - Ian Nathan (09/01/2010)
"[The effects] rival that of HARRY POTTER, LORD OF THE RINGS, and every other modern wizard blockbuster."