Kung Fu Panda Synopsis
A clumsy panda (Jack Black) learns martial arts with legendary masters.

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Critic Ratings


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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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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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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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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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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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...
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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...
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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...
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By Bob Mondello
Though the film's simple story is squarely aimed at tots, DreamWorks' digitizers have referenced Eastern visual styles -- everything from...
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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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Saw this while it was still being made

By ocelot67
Last year in August, my wife, daughter, and I got to see this in an unfinished form. Roughly a third of it was fully complete, about a third was in a rough animated form, and another third was just...

Been a while...

By momincali
I thought the direction of kid friendly movies had taken a turn for the worse in the last year or so until Kung Fu Panda! It was so great, that I saw it once with the kids, and we loved it so much...

You forget that it's Jack Black

By saintandrew
I guess I worried going to see Kung Fu Panda that I wouldn't be able to separate Jack Black from the character of Po the Panda. I was pleasantly surprised. Panda is a must see and - by all means -...

The movie let me down

By jessierican
It was a cute film - however, I felt with the cast it would be much funnier! That was not the case. There was not enough Seth Rogan - I think he only had 3 lines in the entire movie! I had the...


By austin364
this movie looks sooooooooooo cool i...

Take your kids

By NickIGS
I think this is going to be great Jack Black is a hilarious See you at the movies...

so-so movie, not better than WALLE

By wallerulz
This movie was ok, i guess i had a little bit of high expectations from what everyone was telling me, because i was hearing that this movie was supposed to be amazing, but it really wasn't that...

Kung Fu Panda

By conradwsba1
This movie was full of kung fu. I enjoyed this movie....

Great For Little Kids

By HoPkInS lAx 06
Great for like a kid thats 6-12 years old. Not a super funny movie but a little funny....

Now My Favorite Film!

By sodapop1
Kung Fu Panda I thought was a great film! It was just so funny! I like it because the Martial Arts Action, but mostly the Humor. The Cast of this wonderful film were awesome! Jack Black, Angelina...

More Info

Rated PG | For sequences of martial arts action
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 6+ Appealing kid-friendly comedy; some scary scenes.
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