• Released
  • March 26, 2010
  • PG , 1 hr 38 min
  • Action/Adventure
    Animated
  • 2,201 Fan Ratings
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IMAX 3D Digital 3D
Synopsis: The son of a Viking chief must capture a dragon in order to be initiated into his tribe.

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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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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 8+ Thrilling 3-D adventure sends brains-over-brawn message.
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