Kung Fu Panda (2008)

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Critic 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.


Movie Info

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 Chan. On the surface, Po (voice of Black) may look like just another portly panda bear, but beneath his fur he bears the mark of the chosen one. By day, Po works faithfully in his family's noodle shop, but by night he dreams of becoming a true master of the … More

Rating: PG (for sequences of martial arts action)
Genre: Action & Adventure, Animation, Kids & Family
Directed By: , , , , , , , , , ,
Written By: Jonathan Aibel, Glenn Berger
In Theaters:
On DVD: Nov 9, 2008
Box Office: $215.4M
Runtime:
Paramount Pictures - Official Site

Cast


as Tai Lung

as Viper

as Mantis

as Crane

as Mr. Ping

as Commander Vachir

as Gang Boss

as KG Shaw

as JR Shaw

as Awed Ninja

as Smitten Bunny

as Gong Pig/Grateful Bu...

as Pig Patron

as Rhino Guard

as Blind Gator

as Bunny Mom

as Pig Fan

as Bunny Fan No.1
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Critic Reviews for Kung Fu Panda

All Critics (178) | Top Critics (43)

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.

Full Review… | December 7, 2014
Seattle Times
Top Critic

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).

Full Review… | November 22, 2013
New Yorker
Top Critic

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.

Full Review… | November 16, 2011
Time Out
Top Critic

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.

Full Review… | October 18, 2008
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Top Critic

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.

Full Review… | December 7, 2014
Canada.com

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

Full Review… | November 22, 2013
Paste Magazine

Audience Reviews for Kung Fu Panda

A fun movie that me and my daughter both enjoyed. Skadoosh!!

jmanard52
John Manard

Super Reviewer

Funny and quite stylish, but entirely insubstantial, which is ok.

Louis Rogers
Louis Rogers

Super Reviewer

The dialogue provided by the charismatic Jack Black brings magic in this simplistic DreamWorks picture. Kung Fu Panda's blend of action, comedy and animation makes the film a worthwhile treat for all audiences. 5/5

Eugene Bernabe
Eugene Bernabe

Super Reviewer

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