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How to Train Your Dragon 3D Synopsis
After bonding with an injured dragon, a Viking teen learns that the creatures are friends, not foes.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Rouses you in conventional ways, but it's also the rare animated film that uses 3-D for its breathtaking spatial and emotional...
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88

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Phillips
Seeing "Dragon" in 3-D really is a must. Its formidable realm of Vikings and dragons and nerds (oh my!) should be enjoyed to the fullest...
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88

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Who would have thought a fire-breathing monster could be one of the most adorable on-screen critters since Babe?
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80

NPR

By Bob Mondello
What gives their story emotional heft has to do with a different kind of dimension: a depth of feeling surrounding the Black Stallion-style...
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75

Boston Globe

Finds DreamWorks Animation looking to Viking territory for its next Shrek-sturdy comedy tentpole. By Odin, they make it work.
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75

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
Has two or three booming and intense action sequences that may leave the littlest audience members more quaking than charmed. But the...
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75

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Works enough miracles of 3-D animation to charm your socks off.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

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The multiply authored screenplay is based very loosely on Cressida Cowell's popular children's books, but it owes just as much to "E.T.:...
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70

The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
A 3D movie that will intrigue kids and adults alike but might play raggedly in both camps.
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70

New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
Makes the most of its format, soaring when its young hero rides on his winged reptilian pal, and full of heart and heroism even when its...
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Dreamworks works their magic again in this action-packed family film.

By Roscuro
I just got back from a preview of "How to Train Your Dragon" and I have to say it went WAY beyond what I had expected from the trailers. It's definitely one to see. There's a ton of laughs, a great...

Fantastic! Dreamworks best movie yet...

By TheBostonTerrier
How To Train Your Dragon was a wonderful surprise...I was glued to my seat. This is a story with a huge heart and action to match. The 3D is amazing, especially in the flying scenes where the...

very good movie

By tatnkudzu
this movie has inspired my 2 girls to draw dragons . really good we love it....

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By iscorpio
Great movie adventure for everyone...

How to Train Your Dragon 3D review

By TheMovieGirl101
The Best Movie Ever!...

How to Train Your Dragon

By twocats2many
This is a warm, rewarding, and exciting movie both emotionally and visually, suitable for the entire family, and especially grownups who still have a sense of awe and wonder. The 3D version was a...

Five Word Review

By turbulence650
WAY BETTER THAN DISNEY'S UP...

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By PercyjacksonFan
Awesome and very beastily beast!!!...

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By coloradokidd
3D and animation is well done. Recommend seeing it in the theater....

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Rated PG | For some scary images, brief mild language and sequences of intense action
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 7+ Thrilling 3-D adventure sends brains-over-brawn message.
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