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Kung Fu Panda: Secrets of the Furious Five Reviews

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Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
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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.

Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune | Original Score: 2.5/4

April 10, 2009
Cary Darling
Dallas Morning News
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Restrained direction and the cast's strong, disciplined performances keep it from falling into soap-opera territory.

Full Review Source: Dallas Morning News | Original Score: B

March 13, 2009
Amy Biancolli
Houston Chronicle
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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.

Full Review Source: Houston Chronicle | Original Score: 2.5/4

March 13, 2009
Betsy Sharkey
Los Angeles Times
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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.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 3.5/5

March 13, 2009
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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In some ways, it is a traditional narrative. But it is more. It is gently and powerfully acted.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 3.5/4

February 26, 2009
Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post
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The Secrets belongs in a mini-tradition of involving films that limn the border where spiritual and sexual awakenings collide and entwine.

Full Review Source: Denver Post | Original Score: 3/4

February 13, 2009
Richard Nilsen
Arizona Republic
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Each of the three primary directions of the movie might make a fascinating film, but tied together, they never cohere, and you find yourself sitting through two long hours wondering why you are doing so.

Full Review Source: Arizona Republic | Original Score: 3/5

February 12, 2009
Stan Hall

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

Full Review Source: Oregonian

January 9, 2009
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.

Full Review Source: Boxoffice Magazine | Original Score: 3.5/5

December 5, 2008
Kristi Mitsuda
Village Voice
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Although overlong by about 20 minutes, The Secrets mostly handles its subject matter with grace and charm; its heroine's proud defiance even mitigates a questionably celebratory conclusion.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

November 26, 2008
Stephen Holden
New York Times
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The passionate performances of Ms. Bukstein, Ms. Shtamler and Ms. Ardant lend The Secrets enough emotional solidity to prevent it from entirely dissolving in the suds.

Full Review Source: New York Times

November 26, 2008
Andrew Sarris
New York Observer
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One of the most remarkable movies of the year.

Full Review Source: New York Observer

November 19, 2008
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.

Full Review Source: NewsBlaze

November 16, 2008
Robert Koehler
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Excessively overwrought and drawn out.

Full Review Source: Variety

October 18, 2008
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