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How to Train Your Dragon (2010)

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

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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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Jonah Hill
as Snotlout
Kristen Wiig
as Ruffnut
T.J. Miller
as Tuffnut
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Critic Reviews for How to Train Your Dragon

All Critics (203) | Top Critics (39)

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.

December 8, 2014 | Full Review…

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.

November 19, 2013 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

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

November 19, 2013 | Full Review…

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.

November 19, 2013 | Full Review…

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

May 6, 2011 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

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.

April 4, 2011 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for How to Train Your Dragon

½

A charming, likeable animated story concerning an insecure boy (voiced by Jay Baruchel) who forms an unlikely friendship with a dragon named Toothless after being tasked with capturing one as the last step to becoming a man. The thing that makes this movie so special is its fearlessness and willingness to take big risks that do not fall into the cookie-cutter norm that we have come to accept with some animated films. Because of this, it possesses a degree of unpredictability which proves to be original and much more enjoyable. The voice acting is terrific, and the action scenes are fun and the film's versatility to all age ranges cannot go unnoticed. This is a stellar, near-perfect film.

Dan Schultz
Dan Schultz

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½

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 justify this film to be ranked one of the top animated films for DreamWorks (as well as top animated films of all time). 4.5/5

Eugene Bernabe
Eugene Bernabe

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An allegory for how to get along with any animal. Especially cats.

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