Kung Fu Panda: Secrets of the Furious Five
Kung Fu Panda: Secrets of the Furious Five (2008)

Join the star of Kung Fu Panda as he sets out on a whole new adventure in this sequel to the animated box-office hit featuring the voices of Jack Black and Dustin Hoffman. In the wake of defeating the ferocious Tai Lung, the Dragon Warrior… More

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Rated: G
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Release Date: November 9, 2008
DVD Release Date: March 24, 2009
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Critic Score: 71% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune

Director Nesher has a way of reducing each confrontation to its two-dimensional essence, and he's not helped by a swampy, sentimental musical score.

Betsy Sharkey
Los Angeles Times

There is pain and empowerment in The Secrets as difficult choices are made. There are also gaps, but emotionally moving performances by Ardant, Bukstein and Shtamler in particular, keep you with this small but provocative film until the end.

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Stan Hall

Even with rote characterizations and an overheated lesbian subplot, this religion-steeped Israeli tale is entertaining, eye-opening, even cautiously sexy.

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Cary Darling
Dallas Morning News

Restrained direction and the cast's strong, disciplined performances keep it from falling into soap-opera territory.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

In some ways, it is a traditional narrative. But it is more. It is gently and powerfully acted.

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Sara Maria Vizcarrondo
Boxoffice Magazine

For a film with an aim as ambitious and illusive as the depiction of the spiritual, The Secrets has a surprisingly light touch.

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Amy Biancolli
Houston Chronicle

The Secrets twines coming-out, coming-of-age and coming-to-terms-with-Orthodoxy in a way that diminishes all three -- and dilutes its message with clichés.

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Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post

The Secrets belongs in a mini-tradition of involving films that limn the border where spiritual and sexual awakenings collide and entwine.

Prairie Miller

The Kabbalah meets the Kinsey Reports, in this Madonna style mystical erotic brew. And a somewhat biased male take on thwarted female desires, along with simmering same sex homoerotic religious expressive tendencies.

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Flixster Audience Score: 63% Flixster User Reviews
Khris N
Of course, being a Kung Fu Panda fan, I would love this regardless of what anyone else would say. But its a great short animation, with Po taking on a new… More