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PG-13| 1 hr. 45 min.

Plot Summary
Jason (Michael Angarano), an American teenager, is a huge fan of Hong Kong cinema and old kung-fu movies. While browsing in a Chinatown pawn shop, he discovers the stick weapon of an ancient Chinese sage and warrior, the Monkey King. The magic relic transports Jason back in time, where he joins a band of legendary martial-artists on a quest to free the imprisoned man.

Cast: Jackie Chan , Jet Li , Michael Angarano , Crystal Liu , Collin Chou , Li Bingbing , Ye Xiaokeng , Morgan Benoit

Director: Rob Minkoff

Genres: Martial arts, Action, Fantasy, Adventure

Distributor: Lionsgate Films

The Forbidden Kingdom (2008)

Release Date: April 18th, 2008|1 hr. 45 min.

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critic reviews ( 3 )
fan reviews ( 35 )
  • 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. show more

  • 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. show more

  • 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. show more

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  • February 25, 2010 Curlyspykid
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    this was the best movie i ever saw i the world it like my secound my frist is avater i have dreams about this movie it veryy good i what to see it agean

  • May 22, 2008 boed4
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    If you want to be entertained, go see this movie. Don't go into this movie judging it for what it wasn't intended to be, but rather for what it is, entertainment. Lots of action, comedy, great special effect moments, and finally a movie without cursing. Take the kids, grandparents, or a good friend. Enjoy!

  • May 22, 2008 xxlolax9
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    i had a nice time..a little bit of karate kid but ok i guess

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