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Based on 37 Reviews
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  • 50
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Short review of three little words: Way. Too. Long. show more

  • 75
    Amy Biancolli San Francisco Chronicle

    A fine, fun remake of a movie that updates, transplants and reimagines the original without sacrificing its heart or goofy charm. show more

  • 75
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    Solidly entertaining. show more

  • 50
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    You could also say it's like they're likable tourists on a quest to plunder an endearing movie that didn't need this mediocre remake. show more

  • 75
    Carrie Rickey Philadelphia Inquirer

    The kung fu sequences, although enjoyable, probably would not make the Jackie Chan Top 10. However, Chan's acting is his most affecting since the 1993 policer "Crime Story." show more

  • 70
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    It has heart and a good kick. show more

  • 50
    Frank Scheck The Hollywood Reporter

    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. show more

  • 50
    Mark Jenkins NPR

    Despite the local color, the movie isn't especially globalized. The major characters all speak English, and the action sequences throb to the music of Lady Gaga, the Roots and Gorillaz. show more

  • 70
    Michelle Orange Movieline

    If only the director had learned Mr. Han’s most important lesson: Being still and doing nothing are two very different things. show more

  • 88
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

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

  • January 23, 2012 fo00000000110301
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    jaden you will soon b a great actor like your daddy i was most impressed with your proforance never give up!!!!!

  • August 24, 2011 movieman928
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    Almost every scene of this movie was similar to the original. The original was triumphant. This was like watching a toddler kicking its baby brother. Face it, you can\'t replace the original. I think FAME taught us that!!!

  • June 20, 2011 Dry Master
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    Great acting,wonderful directing.And great Jackie Chan drama!

  • March 06, 2011 genny
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    Jackie Chan & Jaden's acting are phenomenal. They should get acting awards. Hope there is a part 2.

  • February 08, 2011 KSJMLHTFCHNP
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    Very Good Movie!!!

  • December 27, 2010 autumnbouyer
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    this movie rocked!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • November 12, 2010 SMILEY IN NY
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    Jaden did a great job. Jackie was a great teacher, I will use some of those moves with my Grandkids (when I get them). I love the hanging up the coat scene. Karate kid II look out. The Smith family has some great kids. Keep up the good work as parents.

  • October 29, 2010 GeorgeGray9401
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    karate kid was a good movie. who ever put skip it is weird. I thought is was very good. and funny when jacky jan capt macking the kid put the kids coat on that rack.

  • October 05, 2010 Flybuz61
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    jadan smith is a crap actor and jackie chan should of skipped this movie, original alot better

  • October 04, 2010 bronxboy
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    The first time I ded not like the movie, ************ it the second time I grew to like it. If you do not try to compare it to much with the original it is pretty good.


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