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The Forbidden Kingdom

Overview


Genre :

Action, Kung Fu

Release Date :

April 18, 2008

MPAA Rating :

PG-13

Director :

Rob Minkoff

Starring :

Jet Li, Jackie Chan, Michael Angarano, Collin Chou, Liu Yi Fei, Li Bingbing, Morgan Benoit

REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Nothing's perfect, but it's worth seeing.    Readers  3 of 5 [Rate It]

“..the kind of martial arts family film..”
by Kenneth Turan [LA Times]
3 of 4

“..the best fantasy story..”
by James Berardinelli [Reelviews]
Review rate : B

“..surprisingly flavorful..”
by Joe Williams [St. Louis Post-Dispatch]
Review rate : C

“..pisses away its chance to be more than middling entertainment..”
by Matt Stevens [E! Online]
2.5 of 4

“..Nicely shot, with heaps o' stick fighting and cartwheeling stunt and wire action..”
by Steven Rea [Philadelphia Inquirer]
Review rate : B

“..joyous and exhilarating..”
by Sean Axmaker [Seattle Post Intelligencer]
3 of 5

“..It's a good film, but there's nothing that justifies me preceding that word with a 'very'..”
by David Mercier [FilmJudge]
2.5 of 4

“..good-natured myth-making cut into kid-size pieces..”
by Kyle Smith [New York Post]
2 of 4

“..at once predictable and utterly confusing..”
by Vanessa Farquharson [National Post]
3 of 4

“..a great, heaping, overflowing helping of fun..”
by Rene Rodriguez [Miami Herald]
3 of 4

“..a colourful action comedy..”
by Peter Howell [Toronto Star]
Review rate : B+
Reviewed by Michael Sragow [Baltimore Sun]
3 of 5
Reviewed by Elizabeth Weitzman [NY Daily News]
3 of 5
Reviewed by Bill Gibron [Filmcritic.com]
2.5 of 4
Reviewed by Ty Burr [Boston Globe]
Reviewed by A.O. Scott [NY Times]

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