The Forbidden Kingdom

The path is unsafe. The place is unknown. The journey is unbelievable.


The Forbidden Kingdom
This teen fantasy borrows ideas from several other martial arts movies. An American teen, obsessed with Kung Fu, is magically transported in time and space back to ancient China. There, he must work together with three Chinese martial artists, to free the Imprisoned Monkey King, while staying one step ahead of the baddies.

104 minutes.
No persons under 13 (Violence).
Action, Adventure, Comedy, Romance.

Showtimes

A funny thing happened on the way to China...
A funny thing happened on the way to China...

Credits

Cast
Jet Li, Michael Angarano, Jackie Chan, Bingbing Li, Yifei Liu, Juana Collignon, Morgan Benoit
Director
Rob Minkoff
ScreenplayJohn Fusco
MusicDavid Buckley
CinematographyPeter Pau
EditingEric Strand
Sound formatsDolby Digital, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound, DTS
Made in2008
Produced byCasey Silver Productions, China Film Co-Production Corporation, Huayi Brothers, Relativity Media

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreFantasy, action
LanguageVery infrequent
NudityNone
SexNone
ViolenceContinuous, some fantastical, some realistic
PrejudiceNone
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseNone
CommentsNone
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ScreenIt Report (USA)

Sex / Nudity
2
Violence
4
Blood / Gore / Gross
3
Guns / Weapons
5
Profanity
2
Alcohol / Drugs
4
Smoking
0
Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
5
Imitative Behaviour
4
Frightening / Tense Scenes
3
Jump Scenes
0
Tense Family Scenes
2
Music (Scary/Tense)
4
Music (Inappropriate)
0
Topics to talk about
3


Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus / The Star
Stephen Farber
10
Die Burger
Sanette Lomberg
10
Cape Times
Kenneth Turan
10
eye Weekly
Jason Anderson quote iconThough The Forbidden Kingdom pilfers freely from Drunken Master, Iron Monkey and The Bride With White Hair, it all adds up to a forgettable variation on The Karate Kid due to its lacklustre action scenes, plodding narrative and charmless young hero.
5
ReelViews
James Berardinelli quote iconFor martial arts action fans, The Forbidden Kingdom may be the best fantasy story since the genre was opened to a wider audience by Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon.
15
ScreenIt
quote iconClearly nothing great but fairly easy to watch even if it seems redundant in today's first-person active video games.
10
Metacritic.com
26 critics
11
Rottentomatoes critics
110 critics
12
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote iconGreat fight scenes, but too much filler.
12

Average .. 53%

11

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