The Karate Kid Reviews

August 1, 2008
This film's art consists entirely of hiding the cynicism of its calculations under an agreeably modest and disarming manner.
March 21, 2007
Morita is simply terrific, bringing the appropriate authority and wisdom to the part.
June 24, 2006
A surprise summer hit in the States, this is another film-making-by-numbers exercise in teenage wish-fulfilment.
October 23, 2004
An exciting, sweet-tempered, heart-warming story with one of the most interesting friendships in a long time.
May 20, 2003
The Karate Kid exhibits warmth and friendly, predictable humor, its greatest assets.
January 1, 2000
It's primitive, predatory stuff.