The Karate Kid

The Karate Kid
  • 2010
  • USA / China
  • 2h 19min
  • PG

The remake of the 1984 hit in which a bullied boy becomes a karate master delivers a half-decent punch, despite Smith's lazy performance. The training scenes and a downbeat performance from Jackie Chan playing Mr Han lend the film unmerited but welcome pizzazz and charm.

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The Karate Kid

23 Jul 20103 stars

(PG) 139min Rocky director John G Avildsen’s 1984 hit The Karate Kid was no masterpiece, so the prospect of a two hour plus remake directed by Harald Zwart (Agent Cody Banks, The Pink Panther 2) and featuring Will Smith’s son Jaden promises as much…

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