Ryan Conde’s review published on Letterboxd:
Along with How to Train Your Dragon comes another one of the best DreamWorks films that I've ever seen. The story is very engaging, the cinematography is great, the musical score is fantastic, the humor is very effective and leads to a lot of laughs, the emotional moments are strong, the characters are very likable and well-developed, the visuals are spectacular, the voice acting is really good from everyone especially from Jack Black and Dustin Hoffman, the animation is very colorful and beautiful to look at, and the action scenes are intense and so well-done. Those kung-fu scenes alone make this film worth watching. However, just like with How to Train Your Dragon there are a few problems with the film. The story can be predictable at times and sometimes the humor doesn't really work but I can forgive that because there are still many things to enjoy in the film. It's not my favorite animated film but it is a lot of fun and one of the best non-Disney or non-Pixar animated films that I've seen. If you're a fan of DreamWorks or if you're looking for something with a lot of action, humor, and heart and you haven't seen this film yet then go and watch it.