The Karate Kid (2010)

The Karate Kid (2010)

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The Karate Kid (2010)

A re-make of the 1984 classic, this time starring Jaden 'Son of Will' Smith as the kid and Jackie Chan as the Mr Miyagi equivalent.

12-year-old Dre (Smith) could have been the most popular kid in Detroit, but his mother’s (Taraji P. Henson) latest career move has landed him in China. Dre immediately falls for his classmate Mei Ying - and the feeling is mutual. But, Dre’s feelings make an enemy of the class bully, Cheng. In the land of kung fu, Dre's battle skills are severly lacking and Cheng puts 'the karate kid' on the floor with ease. With no friends in a strange land, Dre turns to maintenance man Mr. Han (Jackie Chan), who is secretly a master of kung fu...

2010Rating: PG, contains medium level violence140 minsUSA, China
ActionDramaKids & FamilySport
Director:
Harald Zwart ('The Pink Panther 2', 'Agent Cody Banks', 'One Night at McCool's')
Writer:
Michael Soccio
Cast:
Jaden SmithJackie ChanTaraji P. Henson
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Reviews & comments

Variety

Variety

press

It's a sign of that pic's dramatic durability that "Kid" manages to be as absorbing as it is, despite its nearly 2½-hour running time.

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TVNZ

TVNZ

press

Ultimately this Karate Kid just falls just a little short when compared to the original but thanks to the bond between the two, it's reasonable enough family entertainment.

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

Less a re-imagining of a popular franchise than a live-action cousin to Kung Fu Panda, this overlong but entertaining guilty pleasure thrives on the charisma of its two leads.

3.0
0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

Is this Karate Kid as good as the original? No, although it is better than the sequels. But why bother with nostalgia? It’s probably good enough.

0
Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

press

If you've seen “The Karate Kid” (1984), the memories will come back during this 2010 remake. That's a compliment.

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

A kung fu kick of a film that hits more than it misses.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

It's a measure of the times that the new version of The Karate Kid manages to be longer and bigger-budgeted than the original while having lesser impact.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Smith might be the focus, but while he’s got the charisma and the moves, it’s Chan who makes it punch above its weight. Nice scenery too.

3.0
0

its the best movie in the world i love jaden smith its such a great movie if u have not seen it before i say SEE IT CUZ U ARE MISSING OUT ON THE BEST MOVIE IN THE WORLD!!!!!!!!!!!!

5.0
0

Jaden Smith is an awful actor !

1.0
0

I enjoyed this more than I imagined I would.. Jaden Smith is so much like this father!

5.0
0

Jacky Chan > Kung-Fu > China It is like making a remake of Rocky Balboa as a Russian kickboxer...

1.0
0

Great movie with real martial arts, instead of that "wax on, wax off" from the original.

4.0
0

worth a watch.. Jaden Smith did a great job and he is so cute and funny..watch it!!!

4.0
0

I haven't seen it yet but im seing it this avo and you guys are just being sad its alled karate kid because it can who cares if its kung fu it will still be a good movie :)

0

actually richard you DO need to tell us whats going wrong because its NOT obvious!! This movie looks good and kids will love it! I mean honestly, would they have put Justin Beiber in the music video for karate kid for nothing?

4.0
0

the original was a good movie, and loved it growing up, but this movie looks cheap with a predictable story line. Like Southshadow said, it is Kungfu, why on earth would you call it Karate. Although Kungfu is the forefather of karate and karate is just an cheap knock off, but still, I feel it is a fail.

1.0
0

The kids are gonna love it, Like THE KIDS loved the first one..

5.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

It's a sign of that pic's dramatic durability that "Kid" manages to be as absorbing as it is, despite its nearly 2½-hour running time.

0
TVNZ

TVNZ

press

Ultimately this Karate Kid just falls just a little short when compared to the original but thanks to the bond between the two, it's reasonable enough family entertainment.

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

Less a re-imagining of a popular franchise than a live-action cousin to Kung Fu Panda, this overlong but entertaining guilty pleasure thrives on the charisma of its two leads.

3.0
0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

Is this Karate Kid as good as the original? No, although it is better than the sequels. But why bother with nostalgia? It’s probably good enough.

0
Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

press

If you've seen “The Karate Kid” (1984), the memories will come back during this 2010 remake. That's a compliment.

0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

A kung fu kick of a film that hits more than it misses.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

It's a measure of the times that the new version of The Karate Kid manages to be longer and bigger-budgeted than the original while having lesser impact.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Smith might be the focus, but while he’s got the charisma and the moves, it’s Chan who makes it punch above its weight. Nice scenery too.

3.0
0

its the best movie in the world i love jaden smith its such a great movie if u have not seen it before i say SEE IT CUZ U ARE MISSING OUT ON THE BEST MOVIE IN THE WORLD!!!!!!!!!!!!

5.0
0

Jaden Smith is an awful actor !

1.0
0

I enjoyed this more than I imagined I would.. Jaden Smith is so much like this father!

5.0
0

Jacky Chan > Kung-Fu > China It is like making a remake of Rocky Balboa as a Russian kickboxer...

1.0
0

Great movie with real martial arts, instead of that "wax on, wax off" from the original.

4.0
0

worth a watch.. Jaden Smith did a great job and he is so cute and funny..watch it!!!

4.0
0

I haven't seen it yet but im seing it this avo and you guys are just being sad its alled karate kid because it can who cares if its kung fu it will still be a good movie :)

0

actually richard you DO need to tell us whats going wrong because its NOT obvious!! This movie looks good and kids will love it! I mean honestly, would they have put Justin Beiber in the music video for karate kid for nothing?

4.0
0

the original was a good movie, and loved it growing up, but this movie looks cheap with a predictable story line. Like Southshadow said, it is Kungfu, why on earth would you call it Karate. Although Kungfu is the forefather of karate and karate is just an cheap knock off, but still, I feel it is a fail.

1.0
0

The kids are gonna love it, Like THE KIDS loved the first one..

5.0
0