How to Train Your Dragon
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The son of a Viking chief must capture a dragon in order to mark his passage into manhood and prove his worthiness to the tribe in directors Chris Sanders and Dean DeBlois' adaptation of Cressida Cowell's popular children's book. Gerard Butler, America Ferrera, Jonah Hill, Jay Baruchel, and Christopher Mintz-Plasse provide voices for the DreamWorks Animation production. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 98%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"What we have here is an exhilarating epic that mixes comedic and touching moments with some of the best action sequences ever created with CGI animation."
‑ Tom Horgen, Minneapolis Star Tribune
"It's a Harry Potter-meets-Avatar adventure that should delight most children and adults."
‑ Christine Champ,
"How To Train Your Dragon may be the most emotionally satisfying boy-meets-creature movie since E.T. - and that's not a comparison made lightly."
‑ Norman Wilner, NOW Toronto
"On sheer visual terms, though, How to Train Your Dragon more than delivers; it's the kind of movie that will stick in the memory of kids who might want to make movies when they grow up."
‑ Perry Seibert, TV Guide's Movie Guide
"We may have seen such a story before, several times before actually, but somehow the creative team behind this film still manages to make it feel fresh, while keeping us engaged in its plot."
‑ Jeff Beck,
"Toothless has the one precious ingredient that's missing from so many of Hollywood's contemporary animated characters: an air of mystery."
‑ Stephanie Zacharek,
"Technically proficient and featuring a witty, intelligent, surprisingly insightful script, How to Train Your Dragon comes close to the level of Pixar's recent output while easily exceeding the juvenilia Dreamworks has released in the last nine years."
‑ James Berardinelli, ReelViews
"The surprise of the 3D animated adventure How to Train Your Dragon isn't that once again the digitally-rendered creatures dazzle -- it's that the movie does too."
‑ Kevin Williamson, Jam! Movies
"A fun if lightweight adventure comedy that flies highest when it's putting the studio's patented 3D technology to striking use."
‑ John Hazelton, Screen International
"Exuberant execution, infectious humor, and overwhelming charm."
‑ Michael Dequina,
"Smartly dispensing with the usual hubbub of pop references that dot many of these films, the movie offers touching, quiet moments and imaginative, high-flying beauty. It's fantastically entertaining."
‑ Bruce Diones, New Yorker
"The visuals are striking, the script sharp and well paced and it all wraps up with a breathtaking aerial battle sequence."
‑ Tom Huddleston, Time Out
"A soaring, roaring triumph when it comes to head-spinning visuals, How To Train Your Dragon keeps things simple."
‑ Josh Winning, Total Film
"It's a familiar story of friendship between man and beast, but it's also one that never grows old."
‑ Al Alexander, The Patriot Ledger
"A totally enthralling movie that despite using well-worn themes seems totally fresh. Beautiful to behold and always witty, this is what I would have nominated as best film of 2010 had I seen it in time."
‑ Louis Proyect,
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