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Kung Fu Panda Reviews

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Top Critic
Tom Keogh
Seattle Times
December 7, 2014
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 | Original Score: 3/4
Josh Jackson
Paste Magazine
November 22, 2013
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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Bruce Diones
New Yorker
November 22, 2013
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).

Total Film
November 22, 2013
A decent bridge before the wonder of WALL-E, Kung Fu Panda will thrill kids and fight nuts alike. Shame the big names are underused and there's nothing particularly new.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Jeff Meyers
Metro Times (Detroit, MI)
November 22, 2013
Kung Fu Panda is hugely entertaining, gorgeously animated and expertly cast, with Jack Black and Dustin Hoffman doing some of their best work in recent memory (no joke).
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Alan Jones
Radio Times
November 22, 2013
This beautifully designed, cherry blossom-hued cartoon is brighter, breezier and bouncier than most.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Brent Simon
Shared Darkness
May 15, 2012
An energetic and surprisingly colorful family adventure tale that trumps formula through sheer force of personality.
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Tom Huddleston
Time Out
November 16, 2011
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 | Original Score: 3/5
Simon Reynolds
Digital Spy
July 14, 2011
Kung Fu Panda is a colourful, extremely enjoyable if workmanlike animated romp.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Matthew Pejkovic
Matt's Movie Reviews
July 6, 2010
Loony Toons slapstick madness combines with martial arts spectacle to give way to some wonderfully funny scenes.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Fernando F. Croce
CinePassion
August 26, 2009
A vast improvement over such previous DreamWorks dreck as Shark Tale and the Shrek flicks
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
November 21, 2008
Kung Fu Panda puts most other recent action movies to shame with its astonishingly beautiful, fluid, fast, clean use of movement and space.
Jim Judy
Screen It!
November 14, 2008
Parental Content Review
Brian Webster
Apollo Guide
November 10, 2008
A witty, visually interesting and sweet comedy that works in pretty much all departments.
Full Review | Original Score: 76/100
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
November 8, 2008
...relies on the sounds of its voice cast and the brilliance of its CGI animation to help it succeed.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
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Joe Williams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
October 18, 2008
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 | Original Score: B
Allan Hunter
Screen International
October 18, 2008
It is as if the spirit of recent Zhang Yimou spectaculars have informed this warm and very likable Hollywood fare.
Peter Bradshaw
Guardian
October 18, 2008
This Panda delivers a cuddle more than a thump.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
James Verniere
Boston Herald
October 18, 2008
Formulaic, but entertaining and often dazzling.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
David Medsker
Bullz-Eye.com
October 18, 2008
It's still a bit patchy in terms of its pace, and it's awfully violent for a PG movie, but it also features the best fight sequences the animated world, or any other world, has ever seen.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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