Kung Fu Panda

Kung Fu Panda

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, Animated violence, Some scenes may frighten young children82 minsUSADreamWorks Animation
AnimatedKids & Family

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Reviews & comments

Flicks, Team

Flicks, Team

flicks

Guaranteed household hit right here. The kids will leave the cinema kung-fu chopping the air and pleading for a pet panda. Kung Fu Panda is affable, humorous, visually gorgeous and will charm the pants off many… despite relying on a heavily formulaic story.

3.0

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

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
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.

Variety

Variety

press

A nice looking but heavily formulaic DreamWorks animation entry.

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
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.

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.

Christchurch Press

Christchurch Press

press

Rotund actor Jack Black makes a pretty good panda.

Flicks, Team

Flicks, Team

flicks

Guaranteed household hit right here. The kids will leave the cinema kung-fu chopping the air and pleading for a pet panda. Kung Fu Panda is affable, humorous, visually gorgeous and will charm the pants off many… despite relying on a heavily formulaic story.

3.0
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.

Variety

Variety

press

A nice looking but heavily formulaic DreamWorks animation entry.

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
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.

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.

Christchurch Press

Christchurch Press

press

Rotund actor Jack Black makes a pretty good panda.

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

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