How to Train Your Dragon
How to Train Your Dragon (2010)

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… More

Rated: PG
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Release Date: March 26, 2010
DVD Release Date: October 15, 2010
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Critic Score: 98% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Boasting dazzling animation, a script with surprising dramatic depth, and thrilling 3-D sequences, How to Train Your Dragon soars.

Richard Corliss
TIME Magazine

It's a foolproof scheme for picture making: take the plot elements of favorite movies, paint the concoction with bright colors so it looks like the zazziest customized car, set it running at NASCAR speed, and you have How to Train Your Dragon.

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Bruce Diones
New Yorker

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.

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Philip French
Observer (UK)

It's charming, funny and a lot like Avatar, though less solemn and an hour shorter.

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Tom Horgen
Minneapolis Star Tribune

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.

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Christine Champ

It's a Harry Potter-meets-Avatar adventure that should delight most children and adults.

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Derek Malcolm
London Evening Standard

Based on the book by Cressida Cowell, the movie from writer-director Dean Dubois is funny, well-drawn and imaginatively structured so that adults need have no fear about taking the kids to it.

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Stephanie Zacharek

Toothless has the one precious ingredient that's missing from so many of Hollywood's contemporary animated characters: an air of mystery.

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James Berardinelli

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.

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Andy Lea
Daily Star

Instead of relying on dizzying gimmicks, Dreamworks' new animated feature simply revels in the sheer heart-pumping pleasure of watching action unfold through those Buddy Holly-style glasses.

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Flixster Audience Score: 91% Flixster User Reviews
Dan Schultz
A charming, likeable animated story concerning an insecure boy (voiced by Jay Baruchel) who forms an unlikely friendship with a dragon named Toothless after… More
Edward Boxler
How to Train Your Dragon not only creates a vibrant and luscious world, it develops its characters and its subject matter in such a spectacular way that adults… More
Eugene Bernabe
Riveting and visionary tale that gives new life to DreamWorks Animation SKG. How to Train Your Dragon has crisp animation and a compelling story, which helps… More
KJ Proulx
Dreamworks was always one step behind Pixar when it came to animation, until now. "How To Train Your Dragon" is one of those films that is not only a… More
Jennifer D
An allegory for how to get along with any animal. Especially cats.
Carlos Magalh„es
A very entertaining animation that benefits from an honest story and great visuals, and approaches its moral lesson with the level of respect that it deserves… More