Kung Fu Panda

Kung Fu Panda

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Kung Fu Panda

The ancient-China-set story follows lazy, clumsy panda, Po (Jack Black) who dreams of Kung Fu stardom while working away at his dad’s noodle joint. His fantasy becomes reality when, at a ceremony where Master Oogway (Randall Duk Kim) is to choose the next Kung Fu master, Po is accidentally selected (though as Oogway explains – “there are no accidents”). Despite objections from teacher Shifu (Dustin Hoffman), Po fumbles his way through training alongside his heroes the Furious Five - Tigress, Crane, Mantis, Viper and Monkey. They are preparing for the return of the vengeful and treacherous snow leopard Tai Lung (Ian McShane) who is headed their way.

2008Rating: PG, Contains violence82 minsUSA
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Reviews & comments

Village Voice

Village Voice

press

Perfectly pleasant, very good-looking, modestly funny, dispiritingly unoriginal variant on the nerd-with-a-dream recipe that's been clobbered to death in animated films for at least a decade now.

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Variety

Variety

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A nice looking but heavily formulaic DreamWorks animation entry.

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New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

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Looks great and is good fun but Kung Fu Panda is a few surprises, laughs and engaging characters short of leaving a lasting impression.

3.0
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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

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

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Dominion Post

Dominion Post

press

Happily shorn of all the in-jokes and pop-culture references that wrecked the Shrek franchise, Kung Fu Panda does it the old-fashioned way: with smart, witty dialogue, beautifully designed animation, and bucketloads of visual invention.

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Christchurch Press

Christchurch Press

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Rotund actor Jack Black makes a pretty good panda.

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Spectacular!

Yes, very spectacular. Po is transformed into a dragon warrior superhero after defeating Tai Lung. An absolute blockbuster. P.S. Oogway is Wu Gui in Chinese, it means turtle or tortoise. P.P.S. Po seems to have been adopted.

5.0
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Panda sat on tigers head!

My favorite part of the movie was when Panda sat on Tigers head. It was so funny. Daisy 6yrs old

5.0
0
Village Voice

Village Voice

press

Perfectly pleasant, very good-looking, modestly funny, dispiritingly unoriginal variant on the nerd-with-a-dream recipe that's been clobbered to death in animated films for at least a decade now.

0
Variety

Variety

press

A nice looking but heavily formulaic DreamWorks animation entry.

0
New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

press

Looks great and is good fun but Kung Fu Panda is a few surprises, laughs and engaging characters short of leaving a lasting impression.

3.0
0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

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

0
Dominion Post

Dominion Post

press

Happily shorn of all the in-jokes and pop-culture references that wrecked the Shrek franchise, Kung Fu Panda does it the old-fashioned way: with smart, witty dialogue, beautifully designed animation, and bucketloads of visual invention.

0
Christchurch Press

Christchurch Press

press

Rotund actor Jack Black makes a pretty good panda.

0

Spectacular!

Yes, very spectacular. Po is transformed into a dragon warrior superhero after defeating Tai Lung. An absolute blockbuster. P.S. Oogway is Wu Gui in Chinese, it means turtle or tortoise. P.P.S. Po seems to have been adopted.

5.0
0

Panda sat on tigers head!

My favorite part of the movie was when Panda sat on Tigers head. It was so funny. Daisy 6yrs old

5.0
0