Rolling Stone - 03/18/2010 3 stars out of 4 -- "[W]riter-directors Chris Sanders and Dean DeBlois make funny, touching, sublime entertainment out of it."
Box Office - 03/11/2010 4.5 stars out of 5 -- "[A]n exciting, fun and sensationally entertaining movie for everyone, a thrilling action adventure fantasy that should slay the competition..."
USA Today - 03/26/2010
"It's a thrilling action-adventure saga with exhilarating 3-D animation, a clever comedy with witty dialogue, a coming-of-age tale with surprising depth and a sweetly poignant tale of friendship..."
Los Angeles Times - 03/26/2010
"[A] study in how nuance can actually complement the spectacle we've come to demand of 3-D animation....Mostly, like the mythical creatures at the heart of this tale, the movie soars."
New York Times - 03/26/2010
"[I]ts kinship with everything from FINDING NEMO to AVATAR puts it in reasonably good big-budget mass-entertainment company....[Featuring] tenderness, beauty and exhilaration..."
Entertainment Weekly - 03/19/2010
"[The film] has a kinetically dreamy, soaring-through-the-air effervescence....It's also the rare animated film that uses 3-D for its breathtaking spatial and emotional possibilities." -- Grade: A-