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The Karate Kid

Overview


Genre :

Action, Drama

Release Date :

June 11, 2010

MPAA Rating :

PG

Director :

Harald Zwart

Starring :

Jaden Smith, Jackie Chan, Taraji P. Henson, Han Wenwen, Yu Rongguang, Wu Zhensu, Wang Zhiheng, Wang Zhenwei, Jared Minns, Lu Shijia

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

“..Won't erase memories of the original..”
by Frank Scheck [Hollywood Reporter]
2 of 4

“..Way. Too. Long...”
by Peter Travers [Rolling Stone]
2.5 of 4

“..the perfect remake..”
by James Berardinelli [ReelViews]
3 of 4

“..The one thing that should have been changed but hasn't is the title, which makes no sense at all in a movie about kung fu..”
by Ty Burr [Boston Globe]
3 of 4

“..The new film's updates are all to interesting purpose..”
by Tom Keogh [Seattle Times]
1.5 of 4

“..The Karate Kid isn't just flat-it's inane and more than a little irresponsible..”
by Ed Gonzalez [Slant Magazine]
Review rate : C+

“..the film works as well as it does..”
by Scott Tobias [A.V. Club]
3 of 4

“..solidly entertaining..”
by Claudia Puig [USA Today]
2.5 of 4

“..It's too long..”
by Mack Bates [Milwaukee Journal Sentinel]
Review rate : B

“..handsome..”
by Gary Thompson [Philadelphia Daily News]
Review rate : B

“..fun, and believable..”
by Owen Gleiberman [Entertainment Weekly]
3 of 4

“..As fun and winning as it can be..”
by Jeff Vice [Deseret News]
3 of 4

“..a winner in more ways than one..”
by Carrie Rickey [Philadelphia Inquirer]
3 of 5

“..a perfectly fine movie..”
by Bill Goodykoontz [Arizona Republic]
3 of 5

“..a kung fu kick of a film that hits more than it misses..”
by Betsy Sharkey [LA Times]
3 of 4
Reviewed by Joe Williams [St. Louis Post-Dispatch]

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