Starring Jackie Chan and Jet Li, The Forbidden Kingdom certainly looks to be a must-see for anyone interested in martial arts.
But what about those that enjoy a sensible plot? Intelligent dialogue? Overall entertainment? A handful of critics weigh in on whether or not The Forbidden Kingdom provides all these and more, as well...
- The Jackie/Jet pairing lives up to the hype, resulting in one of the best family adventure tales of recent memory. -- ReelzChannel
- While top-billed duo do indeed occupy plenty of screen time, this is basically the latest version of that post-Star Wars fantasy concept in which only a middle-class white teenage boy can save the universe from, y'know, Evil. -- Variety
- An incredibly entertaining and satisfying action flick well worth the wait to finally see these two martial arts masters work together. -- ComingSoon.net
- Once past the clunky prologue, the film is great fun, with a good balance between computer effects and athleticism. -- New York Magazine