• Released
  • June 6, 2008
  • PG , 1 hr 31 min
  • Animated
    Comedy
  • 17,543 Fan Ratings
Synopsis: A clumsy panda (Jack Black) learns martial arts with legendary masters.

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Critic Ratings

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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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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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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