• Released
  • April 18, 2008
  • PG-13 , 1 hr 53 min
  • Action/Adventure
    Sci-Fi/Fantasy
  • 6,321 Fan Ratings
Synopsis: A teen travels back in time to ancient China and joins the quest to free the Monkey King.

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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...
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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...
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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...
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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,...
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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...
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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

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This kingdom really should be forbidden.
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Rated PG-13 | For sequences of martial arts action and some violence
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 12+ Mostly bloodless Chan/Li martial arts adventure.
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