Metacritic Movie Ratings
The Karate Kid Reviews

4.0

61

out of 100

Metascore®
Generally favorable reviews
Based on a weighted average of all critic review scores.

A sample of reviews from critics across the country.

  • 75

    out of 100

    USA TodayClaudia Puig

    Solidly entertaining.

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  • 75

    out of 100

    Entertainment WeeklyOwen Gleiberman

    Fun, and believable, on the most important level: It convinces us that Jaden Smith has what it takes to fight his way to the top.

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  • 50

    out of 100

    Wall Street JournalJoe Morgenstern

    You could also say it's like they're likable tourists on a quest to plunder an endearing movie that didn't need this mediocre remake.

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  • 50

    out of 100

    The Hollywood ReporterFrank Scheck

    It's a measure of the times that the new version of The Karate Kid manages to be longer and bigger-budgeted than the original while having lesser impact.

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