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Kung Fu Panda Reviews

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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
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
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
Chris Knight
National Post
October 18, 2008
Kung Fu Panda offers little in the way of cartoon novelty. Even the battle scenes, given the recent advances in live-action wirework and blending of stunt performers and special effects, are too little kung fu, too much ho-hum.
| Original Score: 2/4
Pete Hammond
October 1, 2008
One fine movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Andrea Gronvall
Chicago Reader
September 10, 2008
Hands down the most visually striking of DreamWorks Animation's releases, this lively CGI comedy is tailor-made for Jack Black.
JoBlo's Movie Emporium
September 5, 2008
A fun movie that manages to entertain pretty much the whole way through.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Wesley Lovell
Cinema Sight
August 20, 2008
Despite the traditional animation platitudes, the film is entertaining and well voiced.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Matthew Turner
July 18, 2008
Enjoyable, superbly animated and frequently funny adventure with great voice work, strong characters and some excellent fight scenes.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Amy Biancolli
Houston Chronicle
July 18, 2008
The aphorisms creak. The plot's an open book. But all of those clichés are part of the joke in this ebullient ursine coming-of-age tale about a humble panda destined for greatness.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Victor Olliver
July 14, 2008
Just like many martial arts movie epics of old, Kung Fu Panda is filmed in widescreen CinemaScope: a perfect, vast canvas for an epic set in old China.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Lori Hoffman
Atlantic City Weekly
July 11, 2008
... a solid animated flick for kids, and for any adults who are singing "Kung Fu Fighting" to themselves as they enter the multi-plex (guilty as charged).
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Stephen Himes
Film Snobs
July 10, 2008
'Chinese' in the way that Springfield-style cashew chicken is 'Chinese.'
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Sandra Hall
Sydney Morning Herald
July 10, 2008
It all whizzes along at an invigorating pace and there's plenty to please a young child but if you're looking for the kind of insights that made Ratatouille such a feast, you'll have to wait for Pixar's next.
Jay Richardson
Future Movies UK
July 8, 2008
This is strictly formulaic animation from DreamWorks, wasting a stellar cast and a marvellously high concept idea.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena
July 4, 2008
Privilegia mais a história e menos o humor fácil.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Chris Hewitt (UK)
Empire Magazine
July 4, 2008
This is the finest DreamWorks Animation effort since the first Shrek
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Michael Dance
The Cinema Source
July 1, 2008
A collision of Black's signature humor with a succession of surprisingly awesome fight scenes.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Charles Koplinski
Illinois Times
June 28, 2008
The Rocky template at work here is one of the most dog-eared premises around, but the sense of style and wit at play elevates the film above that premise to something unique.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.4/4.0
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