How to Train Your Dragon Reviews

How to Train Your Dragon


Genre :

Animation, Adventure, Fantasy

Release Date :

March 26, 2010

MPAA Rating :


Director :

Chris Sanders, Dean DeBlois

Starring :

Jay Baruchel, Gerard Butler, America Ferrera, Jonah Hill, Craig Ferguson, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Kristen Wiig, Ashley Jensen, T.J. Miller, Robin Atkin Downes

REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Go! Watch this movie. You'll regret if not seeing it.    Readers  5 of 5 [Rate It]

3 of 4

“..there are those 3-D glasses - everybody's wearing 'em..”
by Steven Rea [Philadelphia Inquirer]
3.5 of 5

“..the sweet connection between a boy and his beast..”
by Joe Neumaier [NY Daily News]
3 of 4

“..the sense of mystery eventually gives way to a formulaic finish..”
by John Hartl [Seattle Times]
Review rate : A-

“..the movie makes you feel in every way miles high..”
by Owen Gleiberman [Entertainment Weekly]
3.5 of 5

“..The best kids' films depend upon relationships..”
by Bill Goodykoontz [Arizona Republic]
2.5 of 4

“..seems like a waste of a funny book, some very funny actors and some darned witty animation..”
by Roger Moore [Orlando Sentinel]
3 of 4

“..See if you don't get legitimately caught up in charting it all, be the merchandising obvious or not..”
by Tom Russo [Boston Globe]
3 of 5

“..it may not suit the very young..”
by Paul Byrnes [Sydney Morning Herald]
3.5 of 4

“..How to Train Your Dragon fires on all cylinders..”
by Claudia Puig [USA Today]
3 of 4

“..funny, touching, sublime entertainment out of it..”
by Peter Travers [Rolling Stone]
Review rate : B

“..an object lesson in how to entrance a young audience with animation..”
by Gary Thompson [Philadelphia Daily News]
3 of 5

“..an innocuous way for kids to spend an afternoon viewing some rather spectacular 3-D..”
by Alex Zalben [Filmcritic.com]
4.5 of 5

“..an exciting, fun and sensationally entertaining movie for everyone..”
by Pete Hammond [Boxoffice Magazine]
3.5 of 4

“..a visual marvel, and not just because it's in 3-D..”
by Mack Bates [Milwaukee Journal Sentinel]
3 of 4

“.."How to Train Your Dragon" flies high..”
by Joe Williams [St. Louis Post-Dispatch]
3 of 4

“.."Dragon" is one of the better movies to emerge from this still-young year..”
by Jeff Vice [Deseret News]

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“..alas, this doesn't excuse the film's childish simplicity, be it a line of cheesy dialogue, an overused camera trick, or the primitive romance..”
by Nikola Grozdanovic [The Playlist]


“..Martin's script holds some hard-boiled appeal, but his direction (some nice technical flourishes aside) doesn't back it up..”
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