Jun 14, 2013
The Next Karate Kid is harmless as children's entertainment, but for 104 very long minutes, there isn't a recognizable human being in sight.
May 22, 2013
The overt message of any Karate Kid movie: Don't fight unless you absolutely have to. The implicit message: You'll always have to. Let the smitings begin!
May 22, 2013
While the message that a girl can defend herself against the boys threatening her is a good one, it's lost in a movie where the bullies look like Mussolini's bodyguards and where Julie waits for her boyfriend and Miyagi to come to her defense.
May 22, 2013
Only the reasonably-appealing performances of Morita and newcomer Swank keep it all from becoming even more of a loser.
Sep 7, 2011
Not that girls will go see this or boys will care.
Mar 26, 2009
The franchise is still kicking -- but not very high.
Mar 12, 2008
Almost a guilty pleasure. But not quite.
Aug 30, 2004
[It] may be the silliest episode yet in the popular Karate Kid series.
Jan 1, 2000
It's a decent enough entry into the Karate Kid series, if you don't mind having seen it all done before, and better.
Jan 1, 2000
What is the sound of one hand clapping? The audience giving it up for The Next Karate Kid.