The Karate Kid
A handyman/martial arts master agrees to teach a bullied boy karate and shows him that there is more to the martial art than fighting.
© 1984 Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
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'80s classic is still fun for families with older tweens.
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Fresh: Perhaps a touch on the corny side and undeniably broad, Kid is a ridiculously rewarding drama that puts pure sincerity to marvelous use, inflating a mild underdog story into an inspiring tale of education and developing friendship.
- Brian Orndorf, DVDTalk.com, Thursday, June 24, 2010
Fresh: Avildsen crafted an inspired movie with the perfect mix of 80's bravado and 70's artistic integrity.
- Jordan Hiller, Bangitout.com, Thursday, June 24, 2010
wax on,wax off.Who can not forget that.80's movie at its best.Brilliant.
- briandeguelle, Monday, April 27, 2009
I grew up with this, it influenced my life so much haha thinking I could do Karate, wanting to be the hero at school. Its a kids film with a punch, fantastic stuff and quite violent. It hits all thee right marks, great cast with truely annoying baddies, great fight sequences that are quite realistic for a kids film, great kick ass ending, brilliant looking, awesome 80's soundtrack and it actually taught kids real values and morals. Absolutely superb film.
- phubbs1, Saturday, July 18, 2009