75

Miami Herald

By Rene Rodriguez
The Forbidden Kingdom may be nothing but disposable fun, but it is a great, heaping, overflowing helping of fun. If you're 10, it may also seem like "Citizen Kane."
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75

TV Guide

By Maitland McDonagh
To see the two of them on screen together, even past their primes, is a delight.
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75

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
For martial arts action fans, The Forbidden Kingdom may be the best fantasy story since the genre was opened to a wider audience by "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon."
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63

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
Unashamed about giving its audience a good time, and the high spirits go a long way toward counterbalancing the cliches.
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63

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
The special effects are effective, though not terribly special. While director Minkoff pays homage to past masters of the genre, the past masters were better at this game than he.
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63

New York Post

By Kyle Smith
It's good-natured myth-making cut into kid-size pieces.
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60

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
The wisecracking Chan and the stoic Li play off their on-screen images with good humor, and if they don't have the agility they once did, it's still a joy to watch them make the most of Yuen Woo-ping's impressive choreography.
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Peter Hartlaub
Feels a bit too much like six hours of movie packed into 113 minutes - imagine if New Line had made Peter Jackson cram the entirety of "Lord of the Rings" into one film.
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50

The Hollywood Reporter

Will please its core audience but won't enthrall anyone over the age of 16. (Even that might be stretching the point.)
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25

Entertainment Weekly

This kingdom really should be forbidden.
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57 out of 100
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