How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World

critic Reviews

91% Certified Fresh Tomatometer Score91%
  • The rare trilogy capper that really works, How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World brings its saga to a visually dazzling and emotionally affecting conclusion.
  • Fresh Tomatometer Score
    David SimsThe Atlantic
    So much of The Hidden World is stuffed with filler material. But in certain wordless moments, this grand final entry really sings.
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  • Rotten Tomatometer Score
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal
    The film feels like it's flying on empty... This is clearly the end of the franchise, one that gave great pleasure and stayed on too long.
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  • Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Johnny OleksinskiNew York Post
    The movie could easily be called "How To End Your Trilogy."
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  • Fresh Tomatometer Score
    David EdelsteinNew York Magazine/Vulture
    For some, it'll be a moving conclusion to an epic series. For others, it'll be one less kids' franchise to worry about.
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  • Rotten Tomatometer Score
    Pat PaduaWashington Post
    "How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World" still has the power to warm a cold heart, but the fire is less bright.
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  • Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Matthew LickonaSan Diego Reader
    DeBlois struggles mightily to connect the resolution of one storyline to the resolution of the other, and it proves to be an overwhelming task. Still, it's a painless watch, with plenty of visual oohs and emotional aahs, and will surely leave fans happy.
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  • Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Katie HoganVultureHound
    There is sadness but there is joy to be had in The Hidden World, ending the franchise like on this high was the best way to say goodbye to Hiccup, Toothless and the gang.
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  • Rotten Tomatometer Score
    Jennie KermodeEye for Film
    Overall, this feels like a sequel made for the sake of it with little by way of inspiration. It provides a neat conclusion to the larger story but is liable to leave fans of the original feeling short-changed.
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  • Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Paul McGuire GrimesKSTP-TV
    A satisfying conclusion with its themes of growing up and moving on that bring an emotional weight to the story.
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  • Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Chris McCoyMemphis Flyer
    The kids who first discovered How to Train Your Dragon are teenagers now, contemplating their place in the world, and their animated friends have grown up with them.
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