91

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Light and goofy, yet the fight scenes, which are the heart of the film, are lickety-split mad fun.
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90

The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
The stroke of genius is, of course, the film's hero -- the big, lovable bear that is the Chinese panda.
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88

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Phillips
Everything about Kung Fu Panda is a little better, a little sharper, a little funnier than the animated run of the mill.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
I'm going to go out on a limb here and say that this is probably the best movie so far this year about a kung-fu fighting panda.
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75

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
Thanks to a witty script and the recognizably goofy but absolutely earnest delivery of Black, Kung Fu Panda has a human soul, too.
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70

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
The essence of the film is slapsticky, chopsocky action, rendered with great verve and accompanied by bromides having to do with the need to believe.
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63

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
Kung Fu Panda goes nowhere surprising even as its images unscroll handsomely before our eyes. The sound could go out in the theater, and you wouldn't ask for your money back.
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60

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
This is an unashamedly old-fashioned children's movie, and a predictable message is part of the mission. But that's okay; what the movie lacks in surprises, it makes up for in whimsical fun.
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60

NPR

By Bob Mondello
Though the film's simple story is squarely aimed at tots, DreamWorks' digitizers have referenced Eastern visual styles -- everything from delicate Chinese screens to flashy Japanese anime -- to enliven the look of the film.
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50

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Though occasionally visually inventive, Kung Fu Panda is a disappointment when it comes to matters of simple black and white: the script.
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73 out of 100
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