Metascore
57

Mixed or average reviews - based on 27 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 27
  2. Negative: 1 out of 27
  1. 83
    Kung fu purists may scoff, but escapists with a sense of humor should romp through The Forbidden Kingdom.
User Score
7.4

Generally favorable reviews- based on 86 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 31 out of 34
  2. Negative: 1 out of 34
  1. BenjaminS
    Jul 9, 2008
    9
    I liked Jackie Chan and Jet Li in one great kung fu fighting movie. I recommend it to everyone who love's this type of movie.
  2. AlP.
    Apr 17, 2008
    7
    Excellent action and good humor. Could even take your kids to see it.
  3. May 25, 2014
    7
    From the beginning of this movie (which I just decided to watch while channel surfing) I was not sure what I was getting into but wasFrom the beginning of this movie (which I just decided to watch while channel surfing) I was not sure what I was getting into but was intrigued. This is a GREAT story that kept me interested, watching and completely entertained. Even the ending was well done and I never felt like the director "jumped the shark" with any plot lines or insulted my intelligence. Who knew the kid star in this movie had some serious skills! At the end I felt great about the movie and made sure to save it so my kids could watch it to. For kung-fu fanatics the opening scene may worry you a bit but the action gets better and better all the way to the end. Full Review »