90

The Hollywood Reporter

By Todd McCarthy
It all moves along briskly, with a degree of visual grace and a solid feel for 3D.
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88

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
The animation is elegant, the story is much more involving than in the original, and there's boundless energy.
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83

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
At times, Kung Fu Panda 2 suggests "Bambi" redone as an episode of Oprah. Yet it's a more-than-worthy sequel.
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80

New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
Kung Fu Panda 2 plunks down squarely in the spot marked for "chop-socky action with heart."
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75

Movieline

By Michelle Orange
Scenic, inventively playful, and successfully serious when it wants to be.
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75

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
Director Jennifer Yuh Nelson, who oversaw the elegant title sequences from the first film, likewise gives Kung Fu Panda 2's series of flashbacks a different look, harking back to Chinese shadow puppetry and delicate watercolors. With its mix of vibrant CG and classical elements, the movie dazzles.
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75

USA Today

By Scott Bowles
Black is clearly suited for the role of a modern-day Inspector Clouseau, a hero clown who can't help but save the day.
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70

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Hardly a scene goes by that isn't visually striking or kinetically thrilling, and all of it enhanced by 3-D.
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63

Boston Globe

By Janice Page
It's still Black's franchise, though. And part of the problem with this sequel is how little it lets its star just riff with silly abandon, as he did throughout the original.
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25

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
A ghastly sequel to a charming animated film.
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67 out of 100
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