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  • 75
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    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. show more

  • 50
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    Though occasionally visually inventive, Kung Fu Panda is a disappointment when it comes to matters of simple black and white: the script. show more

  • 70
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    The essence of the film is slapsticky, chopsocky action, rendered with great verve and accompanied by bromides having to do with the need to believe. show more

  • 75
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    Thanks to a witty script and the recognizably goofy but absolutely earnest delivery of Black, Kung Fu Panda has a human soul, too. show more

  • 60
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    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 lacks in surprises, it makes up for in whimsical fun. show more

  • 90
    Kirk Honeycutt The Hollywood Reporter

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

  • 60
    Bob Mondello NPR

    Though the film's simple story is squarely aimed at tots, DreamWorks' digitizers have referenced Eastern visual styles -- everything from delicate Chinese screens to flashy Japanese anime -- to enliven the look of the film. show more

  • 88
    Michael Phillips Chicago Tribune

    Everything about Kung Fu Panda is a little better, a little sharper, a little funnier than the animated run of the mill. show more

  • 88
    Lawrence Toppman Charlotte Observer

    The voice cast includes Angelina Jolie as a tigress, omnipresent Seth Rogen as an acupuncturist who's a praying mantis, David Cross as a nasal crane and Lucy Liu as a cheerful viper. show more

  • 75
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    Not one of the great recent animated films. The story is way too predictable, and truth to tell, Po himself didn't overwhelm me with his charisma. But it's elegantly drawn, the action sequences are packed with energy, and it's short enough that older viewers will be forgiving. show more

  • February 05, 2012 Dry Master
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    Very pleasing animation! I liked it and thought the story and characters were very funny and thoght this movie was very entertaining. I couldn't see a better one!

  • May 19, 2010 wateringshowers
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    i agree i also like watching this pretty silly movie :) the fantasies of this movie is so full of heroics and awesome eastern culture and i loved visiting kung fu panda dot com and play kung fu panda world online for free ! only free play is free and i really loved playing that game from the start and there's another online kung fu panda game called kung fu panda multiplayer but i like kung fu panda world better P S i like all the charactors in this movie but i think po. tai lung. and oogway are awesome ! ! ! ! ! you can also watch this on full clips of internet videos :D

  • April 04, 2009 evertplummer
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    I love this movie more than any other I've seen. My favorite of the major characters in order from greatest to lest are Tigress in 1st, Viper in 2nd, Po in 3rd, Mantis in 4th, Shifu in 5th, Monkey in 6th, Crane in 7th, Oogway in 8th, Zeng in 9th, Mr. Ping in 10th, the rhino gaurd in 11th, and Tai Lung in 12th. My favorite part is when they discover Tai Lung has escaped from prison.By the way, this is my version. SHIFU: Master Oogway, Master Oogway, I have some terrible news! OOGWAY: There is no bad news, nor is there good news, there is just news. SHIFU: Okay, I have some news for you. Tai Lung has escaped! OOGWAY: That is bad news. Haha. I also like the part when Mantis is doing accupuncture on Po. TIGRESS: ... But he's stuck with you. A big, fat panda who treats it like a joke. (PO makes a funny face). PO: DOIIIIII! TIGRESS: That's it. MANTIS: Wait, my fault. I accidently tweeked his facial nerve. (PO falls over with many needles in his back) MANTIS: And, may have stopped hi heart.

  • March 29, 2009 Paul Preister
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    this made me laugh.

  • March 02, 2009 Amazingcrystal
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    it was very great !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • January 03, 2009 mattsci
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    Actually entertaining and good voices for the parts, but it did drag a bit in the middle for my taste in an animated film

  • September 03, 2008 Suptennille
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    I watched it and it was kaboom awesome. I did not know what hit me. Also, it was tight when Panda took on the evil Tiger.

  • August 24, 2008 The Stevens Fam.
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    Yo newyork6000, before you give a review, you might want to take a few spelling classes. The Kung Fu Panda, Voiced by Jack Black, becomes the Dragon Warrior. That is "W, A, R, R, I, O, R."Oh, and by the way, it was a good movie.

  • August 23, 2008 Loka187
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    I'm not a Jack Black fan, but this was great. My 6 year old wanted to see this and begged me so I broke down and took her. I really enjoyed the story line and Jack Black's comedic lines were great. I am probably going to buy it as soon as it comes out on DVD.

  • August 07, 2008 Bobby2768
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    This movie was amazing, I went and saw it twice.

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