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

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

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Movie Info

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 must draw on the skills of Viper, Tigress, Monkey, Crane, and Mantis in order to face Shifu's greatest challenge to date. Along the way, Dragon Warrior uncovers the ancient Secrets of the Furious Five while discovering that it takes much more than strength and agility to become a true kung fu master.

Cast

Will Shadley
as Nerdy Bunny
Eamon Pirruccello
as Impatient Bunny
Grace Rolek
as Shy Bunny

Critic Reviews for Kung Fu Panda: Secrets of the Furious Five

All Critics (14) | Top Critics (11)

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.

April 10, 2009 | Rating: 2.5/4
Chicago Tribune
Top Critic

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

March 13, 2009 | Rating: B | Full Review…
Dallas Morning News
Top Critic

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.

March 13, 2009 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…
Houston Chronicle
Top Critic

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.

March 13, 2009 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

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

February 26, 2009 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…
Chicago Sun-Times
Top Critic

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

February 13, 2009 | Rating: 3/4
Denver Post
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Kung Fu Panda: Secrets of the Furious Five

½

saw this movie when i bought the DVD. The original was great. But i would have liked the cut scenes to have had been the same 2d quality as the original opening. but it wasn't. not bad for kids though...

Vincent Tilghman
Vincent Tilghman

Super Reviewer

½

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 generation of students and teaching the basics with the anecdotes of the Furious Five. Not much to say, but great animation, a bit of humor, but its really aimed for the kiddies, but enjoyable an 25 mins.

Khris N
Khris N

Super Reviewer

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