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The Karate Kid (2010) - Movie Details

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126 min.
Release Date
June 11, 2010
DVD Release Date
October 5, 2010
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126 minutes
MPAA Rating
Rated PG for bullying, martial arts action violence and some mild language

In Columbia Pictures' "The Karate Kid," 12-year-old Dre Parker (Jaden Smith) could've been the most popular kid in Detroit, but his mother's (Taraji P. Henson) latest career move has landed him in China. Dre immediately falls for his classmate Mei Ying—and the feeling is mutual—but cultural differences make such a friendship impossible. Even worse, Dre's feelings make an enemy of the class bully, Cheng. In the land of kung fu, Dre knows only a little... Full synopsis »

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Mr. Miyagi is dead, long live Jackie Chan. Wait. What? The loveable action star plays Mr. Han, Mr. Miyagi's "predecessor" in the remake of The Karate Kid. It's a risky move, not just casting Chan in such a venerable, Oscar-nominated role but redoing an 80's classic that still holds up well today. But the risk pays off as the 2010 version hits on the necessary moments from the original while establishing itself as its own, unique movie. Full movie review »

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