My Hero Academia: Heroes Rising hit theaters on February 26th and the Metacritic and Rotten Tomatoes scores have now arrived.

Rotten Tomatoes


On Rotten Tomatoes the film has an 88% Tomatometer rating from critics with an average rating of 7.8 out of 10 from 17 reviews.

It has a Top Critics score of 75% with an average rating of 4 out of 10 from 4 reviews.

Here’s what the critics are saying:

Simon Abrams at TheWrap gives the film a fresh score. He writes, “This new movie delivers more of what the anime has to offer fans, and very little else.”

Charles Solomon at the Los Angeles Times gives the movie a fresh score. He writes, “My Hero Academia: Rising Heroes” delivers the selfless feats of daring-do, slapstick comedy, friendship and over-the-top battles fans love and expect.”

Teo Bugbee at the New York Times gives the film a fresh score. He writes, “A popular manga series gets a worthy film installment with “My Hero Academia: Heroes Rising,” an exhilarating animation that frames heroism as an act of community.”

Phil Hoad at The Guardian gives the movie a 2 out of 5. He writes, “The panoply of powers begin to seem interchangeable, the character arcs dim.”

Miranda Sanchez at IGN Movies gives the film an 8 out of 10. She writes, “Heroes Rising is just one awesome explosion of action after another. It doesn’t quite nail the landing on its biggest moment and the villain is a bit boring, but that doesn’t take too much away from the excitement.”

Daniel Kurland at Den of Geek gives the film a 4.5. He writes, “My Hero Academia The Movie: Heroes: Rising feels like the definitive My Hero Academia story in many ways.”

Sarah Cartland at Caution Spoilers gives the movie a 3.5 out of 5. She writes, “Warm-hearted, vividly realised and gloriously exciting, Heroes Rising is understandable even if you know nothing of this world. (I can tell you that with confidence as I am that person.)”

Jeffrey Lyles at Lyles’ Movie Files gives the movie a 9.5 out of 10. He writes, “While it may not end 2020 as the best superhero film of the year, it definitely is going to make the rest of the competition step up its game.”

Toussaint Egan at Paste Magazine gives the movie a 7.1 out of 10. He writes, “Heroes Rising feels like an hour-long filler episode capped by an exhilarating 20-minute spectacle that’s as impressive as it is ultimately inconsequential, and maybe that’s enough for fans of the anime.”

Rendy Jones at Rendy Reviews gives the movie a 4 out of 5. He writes, “The ultimate MHA movie you’ve been waiting for. All the elements that you know and love from the series are present, delivering a fun, frenetic rollercoaster ride throughout.”


My Hero Academia: Heroes Rising has a 99% All Audience score with an average rating of 4.83 out of 5 from 967 reviews.

It has a Verified Audience score of 99% with an average rating of 4.84 out of 5 from 867 reviews.

Here’s what the audience had to say about the film:

Kenny gives the movie 5 stars. He writes, “Epic movie! Loved seeing the UA students grow so much in this film!”

AJ gives the movie 5 stars. They write, “Great movie! It was true to everything my hero, and the animation was pretty stellar.”

Dax gives the film 5 stars. They write, “It was truly a PLUS ULTRA! Movie!!! Definately recommend it to not just Fans of MHA but to anyone who enjoys anime/manga/comic books and or super powers!! LOVED It!”

The Synth lives gives the film 5 stars. They write, “It was great, even better than the first one.”

Mike K gives the movie 5 stars. They write, “Awesome movie. The development of the characters working as a team was great. Good action and laughs throughout.”

Ryan gives the movie 5 stars. He writes, “Wish he would of unlocked 30% or higher but still amazing movie.”

America S gives the movie 5 stars. They write, “It was sooooo good and worth it.”

Yesy gives the movie 5 stars. They write, “Amazing movie!! If you love the anime then the movie won’t disappoint. Also watching it in 4DX was a totally different experience I would do it again!”

Tevin gives the film 5 stars. They write, “Loved It! My god deku and kacchan tag team…. 💯‼️”


On Metacritic the critic’s Metascore currently sits at 71 with four positive reviews and three mixed reviews.

The only critic whose review was not already covered on Rotten Tomatoes was Hoai-Tran Bui at Slash Film. He gives the film a 60. He writes, “Heroes Rising is an impressive piece of fan-service with beautiful character work and some of the most inventive and dazzling fight sequences that the series has ever seen. But a recycled plot and villain threaten to doom the film to the lower echelons of forgettable anime movies.”

A User Score was not available at the time of publishing on Metacritic.