Kung Fu Panda
Kung Fu Panda (2008)

A clumsy panda bear becomes an unlikely kung fu hero when a treacherous enemy spreads chaos throughout the countryside in this animated martial arts adventure featuring the voices of Jack Black, Dustin Hoffman, Angelina Jolie, and Jackie… More

Rated: PG
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Release Date: November 9, 2008
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87%
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82%



Critic Score: 87% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Kung Fu Panda has a familiar message, but the pleasing mix of humor, swift martial arts action, and colorful animation makes for winning Summer entertainment.

Tom Keogh
Seattle Times

There's something about the look of Kung Fu Panda that is so novel and pleasing. Perhaps it's just that we haven't seen this vintage, Far East world in a computer-animated movie before.

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Joe Williams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Manages to entertain and dazzle, and parents won't beat themselves up for sitting through it, although what it teaches could fit on a fortune cookie.

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Jay Stone
Canada.com

Some of it just seems silly, which is fine for a family movie, of course, but there's silly and then there's silly. Kung Fu Panda is silly.

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Bruce Diones
New Yorker

The animation work is dazzling; it's lovingly detailed without being overdone (particularly the opening sequence, which is hand-drawn and looks like prints struck from ancient woodblocks).

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Andrea Gronvall
Chicago Reader

Hands down the most visually striking of DreamWorks Animation's releases, this lively CGI comedy is tailor-made for Jack Black.

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Josh Jackson
Paste Magazine

When the kids are happy and I get to watch a Jack Black kung fu movie, that's good enough for me.

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Tom Huddleston
Time Out

As the credits roll, the film's many flaws come sharply into focus. But while it lasts, Kung-Fu Panda is something of a guilty treat.

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Amy Biancolli
Houston Chronicle

The aphorisms creak. The plot's an open book. But all of those clichés are part of the joke in this ebullient ursine coming-of-age tale about a humble panda destined for greatness.

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Leah Rozen
People Magazine

Supporting characters (including Jolie, who is wasted as a tiger) are pallid, and the fight scenes disproportionately long, as if the filmmakers figure the young boys most likely to see Panda are just as action-happy as their dads.

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Flixster Audience Score: 82% Flixster User Reviews
John Manard
A fun movie that me and my daughter both enjoyed. Skadoosh!!
Directors Cat
The action sequences featuring the animals created are imaginative and the animation is probably the BEST i've ever seen in a dreamworks production joint… More
Louis Rogers
Funny and quite stylish, but entirely insubstantial, which is ok.
Phil Hubbs
Great movie, absolutely brilliant fun, I'll be honest, its not exactly hilarious, there are funny moments sure but not as many as you think, and the ones… More
Eugene Bernabe
The dialogue provided by the charismatic Jack Black brings magic in this simplistic DreamWorks picture. Kung Fu Panda's blend of action, comedy and… More
Matt Goodman
Super awesome. A great family film from Dreamworks that benefits from its slick visuals and astounding voice cast.

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