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Kung Fu Panda 2 Reviews

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Alex Zane
The Sun (UK)
June 9, 2011
The tagline doesn't lie - it really is twice the awesomeness.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Peter Bradshaw
Guardian
June 9, 2011
It's a great-looking animation and a nice entertainment, though targeted at a younger audience, without the extra level of adult sophistication.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Sukhdev Sandhu
Daily Telegraph (UK)
June 9, 2011
The whole film deserves close attention and repeat viewings.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Alan Jones
Radio Times
June 9, 2011
The movie is as busy and crisply detailed as ever, and the action sequences involving rickshaw chases, martial arts dust-ups and cannonball juggling score high.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Stephen Cavalier
Little White Lies
June 9, 2011
Might be just another instalment in another big dumb multiplex franchise, but it's a beautifully designed and crafted one with much to admire, drawn from the joyful karma of animation ninjas rather than sucked from soulless executive spreadsheets.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Graham Young
Birmingham Post
June 9, 2011
A solid entry in the modern world of computer-generated animations and a promising start for debut director Jennifer Yuh Nelson.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Charles Koplinski
Illinois Times
June 8, 2011
Kung Fu Panda 2 puts the Po in Poignant
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4.0
June 8, 2011
The odd amusing line doesn't stop this being pretty bland stuff, but it should keep younger viewers occupied.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Matthew Turner
ViewLondon
June 8, 2011
This is an enjoyable sequel with impressive animation and lively fight sequences but it's neither as funny nor as emotionally engaging as the first film and it largely side-lines its previously fabulous supporting cast.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Mayer Nissim
Digital Spy
June 8, 2011
If pandas spawned as successfully as hit movies, they'd be off the endangered list in no time.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Elliott Noble
Sky Movies
June 8, 2011
A stir-fry of visual and verbal treats to please every palate.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Tom Huddleston
Time Out
June 8, 2011
A solid slice of summer entertainment: forgettable, perhaps, but plenty of fun while it lasts.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
June 6, 2011
The dark storyline seems more appropriate for a classic martial-arts film than for a spoofy pastiche, but the stunning production design and superb digital animation make this action-comedy (with a surprising emphasis on action) worth seeing.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk
June 6, 2011
there isn't too much depth beneath the film's fortune cookie wisdom, but it's still a fun time that Po himself would probably embrace with his nerd-living-the-dream enthusiasm.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Angie Errigo
Empire Magazine
June 6, 2011
A richer plot, life lessons and loving Chinese cultural references rendered by turns sweet, scary and charming, with yet more fantastical kung fu, make this an engaging winner.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
June 5, 2011
... a harmless bauble, a big colorful Gummi bear of a movie ...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Cynthia Fuchs
PopMatters
June 5, 2011
Lucky for everyone, Po is as determined to do kung fu as he is to eat dumplings and cakes.
Robbie Collin
News of the World
June 4, 2011
Take heed, The Hangover: Part II. When a studio asks for "more of the same", it's possible to come up with a film that hits all the same high notes as its predecessor - without just photocopying the script and adding "... but abroad" after every gag.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Linda Cook
KWQC-TV (Iowa)
June 3, 2011
It was a two-for-two weekend, that's for sure. Two sequels for two hit movies made the theaters doubly packed during the Memorial Day holiday break.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Joshua Starnes
ComingSoon.net
June 3, 2011
It doesn't take any chances, at all, but excellent voice acting and a lot of charm make up for what has been lost between sequels. Not entirely but enough that Kung Fu Panda 2 won't be a waste of your time.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
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