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The Karate Kid

The Karate Kid is a movie starring Ralph Macchio, Pat Morita, and Elisabeth Shue. A boy and his mother move to California for a new job. He struggles to fit in, as a group of karate students starts to bully him for dating a rich...

Other Titles
Karaté Kid - Le moment de vérité, Karate kid, The Moment of Truth, Best Kid, Momento da Verdade, Per vincere domani (The Karate Kid), El Karate Kid, Le moment de vérité, Karate Kid - Per vincere domani, Karate kölyök, Karate Kid (El momento de la verdad), Karate Kid - Sanningens ögonblick, Karate Kid, El Karate Kid: El momento de la verdad, Karatê Kid: A Hora da Verdade, The Karate Kid - Per vincere domani, Besuto kiddo, Karate Kid - sannhetens øyeblikk, Het uur van de waarheid, The Karate Kid Part I, Karate kid, le moment de vérité, Karate vaikis
Running Time
2 hours 6 minutes
480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K
Sport, Action, Drama, Family
John G. Avildsen
Robert Mark Kamen
Martin Kove, Ralph Macchio, Pat Morita, Elisabeth Shue
Audio Languages
日本語, اللغة_العربية, English, Deutsch, Français, Italiano, Español, Svenska, Gaeilge, Nederlands
Japanese, اللغة_العربية, Čeština, Tiếng Việt, Português, 한국어, Australia, Filipino, हिन्दी

Daniel and his mother move from New Jersey to California. She has a wonderful new job, but Daniel quickly discovers that a dark haired Italian boy with a Jersey accent doesn't fit into the blond surfer crowd. Daniel manages to talk his way out of some fights, but he is finally cornered by several who belong to the same karate school. As Daniel is passing out from the beating he sees Miyagi, the elderly gardener leaps into the fray and save him by outfighting half a dozen teenagers. Miyagi and Daniel soon find out the real motivator behind the boys' violent attitude in the form of their karate teacher. Miyagi promises to teach Daniel karate and arranges a fight at the all-valley tournament some months off. When his training begins, Daniel doesn't understand what he is being shown. Miyagi seems more interested in having Daniel paint fences and wax cars than teaching him Karate.

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Alan F.

This movie was well made. It was a nice break from the more modern day fights and more CGI. This movie will be used as a model for the future.

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Lauren Perry

I remember watching the original with my Dad when I was about 10. It's been 10 years since I watched the original and I was surprised at how much I had enjoyed the original. The sequels have had their moments but the original remains the best. It's an original story with a lot of emotion and great action. I think the sequels are making me sick of the original. The Karate Kid is one of the best martial arts movies I have ever seen. In the same vein as Jackie Chan's Drunken Master. The Karate Kid has all the emotions and action you could ever want. It has a great story, great actors, great stunts, great music and great action. The Karate Kid is one of my favourite martial arts movies and I don't think it will ever get old.

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Willie Sandoval

I recently saw this movie for the first time, and it was the first movie I had ever seen in which I thought to myself "I'd like to see this movie again, I have to rent it." I rented it, and it was fine, but I still didn't understand why it was so good. However, I watched it again on cable the other day, and I was very impressed with the story. The story was great, the acting was good, and the special effects were awesome. The movie had a lot of heart, and it was very touching, and it made me want to see the sequel. I think this movie will do very well, and I think it is going to win awards for it's special effects. I think this is going to be a great movie, and I'm going to watch it a couple more times, because it's good, it's really good, and it's really good.

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Spike Lee's sequel to the wonderful film Karate Kid is a far better film than its predecessor. Lee takes the adult message of Karate Kid and develops it into a compelling romantic thriller, and does this with a dramatic, low-key story. Lee's ability to create a big-budget movie with a low-key story is very admirable, and it adds to his ability to tell a big, complex story. He also shows his ability to develop big characters. He has two big characters, Shaolin and Jet, who are almost perfectly fleshed out and appear as if they are believable as real people. Danny Glover is surprisingly good, as is Robert Patrick. It is Chris Tucker, however, who steals the show. He is excellent, portraying an odd character, but one that comes out of the middle of the film and gets lost. Tucker seems almost entirely responsible for the movie's lack of charm, however. The story is mostly about Jet and Shaolin's relationship and how it changes over the course of the movie. This is a two-part story, but the last half of the movie is completely non-climactic. The explanation of why Jet is in China and how Shaolin gets there is merely a device to explain the transformation between Jet and Shaolin. The cast of the movie is excellent, and Spike Lee's direction is excellent, even though the writing is occasionally very weak. The cinematography and editing are also good, and it's a shame that Spike Lee seems to be attempting to do a lot of things at once. The music, which seems to have been loosely based on the use of rap and blues in the film's original score, is okay and fits the action. There is also a very strong, well-choreographed and well-acted fight scene between Jet and Hooligan in the climax, but that fight is used as a vehicle to explain the events of the first half of the movie. It is a bit of a distraction, but it's not enough to ruin the movie. The supporting characters are also very well-developed, especially in the movie's second half. The most memorable character of the film is Jet, whose performance is not only superb, but completely convincing and engaging. The movie is a perfect blend of drama and action, and it is what it is meant to be. It has big problems, of course, and it is far from perfect. Some of the characters are underwritten, and some of the romance is not particularly believable. The story itself is somewhat predictable and dull. The climax is simply not very interesting. The movie is not perfect, but it is a very good, enjoyable film. It's a big step in the right direction for Spike Lee. But that's really all it needs to be. * out of *

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Bobby E.

The original Karate Kid was a great movie, but it wasn't a classic. There were some really good action sequences in it, but overall the movie was a bit boring. I remember watching it at the age of 8, and it was still the best movie I'd ever seen. I saw it again recently, and it was just as good. This sequel had a lot of great action sequences, but it was still just a little boring. The movie was a little too long, but it still had good action sequences. The film stars Jim Carrey and Danny Devito. I think it's a good movie to watch with your kids. I like the way they gave it some humor, and I liked how it was very realistic.

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The plot is simple. A boy named Joe is from a tough neighborhood and he must do anything to find his identity. He tries to become a famous Karate Kid, but after winning the first tournament he gets the beating of his life. The sequel sees him going on to compete against these professional Karate masters. What a sad story that is. The acting is excellent and the special effects are top notch. The story itself is still good but the plot is totally unbelievable. The thing that makes the story believable is the chemistry between the boy and the master. Not only that but the plot is just plain old stupid. The child getting beaten up by his father and then his brother just gets angry at the end because the boy's father beat him up. Come on. Do you really need to have the child suddenly beat the master for not taking his money. Does that make sense? All in all, a solid 8/10.

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I went to see this movie because I wanted to see a pretty good film. I had seen the original series, and I was curious to see if this was going to be another improvement on that. However, the first half of the film was kind of boring. It was just a series of events happening without too much plot. It seemed like they were just jumping from scene to scene without much purpose. But I was very interested in the end of the movie. The next day I went back and watched the whole movie. I was very surprised. I am usually very critical of movies I have seen and have liked. This movie was just as good as the original series. It was great to see Gene Hackman back in a more serious role and was good to see Dyan Cannon again. Although, the last battle seemed very rushed and didn't seem very interesting. In general, the movie was very entertaining. I was very satisfied with it.

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I remember watching this when I was about 12, because I am a martial arts fanatic. I also remember watching it many many times before it was re-released, so I have many fond memories of it. Anyway, I have watched it many many times and I've got to admit I think it is an absolute classic, not because it is a great movie, but because of the symbolism and the way the story was told. I loved the way it was done and all the movies I have watched over the years that have been remade in the past, it is always interesting to me. The fact that the whole thing was in black and white and the colors used in the movies where all red, white and blue meant that it was also a symbol of rebirth. Also the fight scenes were great because it was real and nobody was fighting in big martial arts games. Although they were much smaller and didn't have the energy that we have in a lot of movies today. Some of the moves were really cool and I thought the fights were very realistic, and very memorable. Also I enjoyed the soundtrack because it was really different. The first time I heard it I thought it was a little too loud, but on repeat listens it became the best soundtrack for a movie I have heard in my life, and I have heard them all. I also really liked the use of light and dark, because it made it more mysterious and the shades of red were interesting. The fight scenes were great, they were incredibly fast paced and really awesome, and the plot and the way it was told was very good because it was one of the best movies I have ever seen. I think anyone who wants to see a great martial arts movie or someone who is into films should watch this one. It is a classic and it is a great movie, and I can't wait for the next movie to come out.

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Julia Dunn

And it didn't have the kung fu. I have never been a fan of this movie. I have liked the Kung Fu Hustle, so I've watched it a few times, but it never had anything to do with the movie, except for some of the scenes in the movie that happened in a book that I didn't read, but was drawn by my 2-year-old sister. But, I've watched the movie enough, and I understand what all the fuss is about. Sure, the first twenty minutes of this movie were pretty slow, and even the first twenty minutes is boring. It was okay, but, you could've done a better job with that first twenty minutes. Then, the story begins to pick up. I'll give credit to the lead actor, who was phenomenal, but, it was just too slow to really care about the movie. But, the movie does get a thumbs up from me, since it's a star-studded cast, and, I'm a fan of Jackie Chan. So, I will definitely give this movie a thumbs up from me, if you haven't seen this movie, I suggest that you see this movie. You won't be disappointed.

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Patrick Hart

This is the first Bruce Lee film I have ever seen and I found it to be quite entertaining. Bruce Lee was not as popular as Jackie Chan and it is sad to think that the latter was just a little kid. I admit that I've been quite the admirer of Jackie Chan, I really admire the guy. This film is really entertaining and I enjoyed it. I think that Bruce Lee films, have always been interesting and enjoyable films, but have always been overshadowed by Jackie Chan films. I think the difference in the two films is that Jackie Chan films are about a man in a different era than Bruce Lee films. A man in a time where they have to go back to basics. The people in the 80's in this film don't have the baggage and baggage that Jackie Chan films carry. This film is also very entertaining and you'll feel like you're at the correct age for Bruce Lee when you watch it.

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Christine O.

For years and years, "The Karate Kid" has held the title of the greatest movie ever made. Every time someone tells me that I am wrong, I say "I don't care. The Karate Kid is great!" This movie, in my opinion, is so overrated that I am more convinced that the world is ending than I am. I can't name a single thing that is good in this movie. The story is irrelevant. It is filled with pointless amounts of chi. In the end, there is nothing to be learned. You do not even care about any of the characters, much less the plot. I was just waiting for the ending to start. It was too painful to watch. In my opinion, it's the best movie ever made. Unfortunately, I must say that I could not stand this movie for even half an hour.

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Carolyn W.

When I first saw this film in the cinema I loved it, and now I have seen it several times on TV and I still love it. "Karate Kid" is a wonderful movie. It is a must watch. The story is great, the movie is great, the characters are great, and the story flows well. The fact that Rourke's character is the best karate master in the world and the plot twists are great, too. If you like martial arts movies, "Karate Kid" is a movie that you should see.

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I just saw this movie for the first time a couple of months ago. It was a good move. It has great moves, good plot, great acting. I would rate this movie 8/10. The opening sequence is great. The actor who played Jimmy Chin, he is pretty good, in my opinion. He is the only one who looks real. I can't believe that he was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actor. I think his acting is above average. The story is great. It's really one of the most well written stories that I have ever seen. Some people say that the plot is not interesting. I agree. But I do have to say that the story is good. It really is. The movie is not for the ones who like action, football and soccer.

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Amanda Washington

As a big fan of Kung Fu movies and as a kid who loved them, the first "Kids" movie was the kind of movie that gave me hope that there was more to it than just some simple entertaining action flick. This movie, however, is more than just mindless action flick. There is a lot to it. The people of Hong Kong were awarded with an opportunity to become a free country when the Khmer Rouge took over the country. "Karate Kid" is about two boys and their father who are wrongly sentenced to be prisoners in a jail in Hong Kong. The boys and their father escape to the U.S. with the help of a local family. The leader of the Boys' Army is a little wimpish guy named Joey, and he offers the boy's father's family shelter for a few days. Joey doesn't give the boy's family a good reason to accept the offer. What is his real motive? Why does he want to destroy the boy's father? After he realizes the boy's father has escaped, he begins to torture and kill the boy's father and the boy's brother. Joey is also torturing the boy's mother. But Joey is also imprisoned himself in a prison, where he also believes that he is a "hero" for the "freedom" of Hong Kong. What happens to the boy's mother, whom Joey later tries to rape? In the end, the boy's father and the boy's brother escape from the prison and return to Hong Kong with the help of Joey's mother. What is Joey's real motive in the end?

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I loved the ending of the movie and loved the dance scene, but the way it was played out made me angry and sad. It was completely out of place. I never saw the "that's enough" scene when they finally finish. They should have brought it in at the end. It would have added a whole new layer of meaning to the movie and would have made it better. The movie was excellent, but it should have ended with the ending of the dance scene. It was a classic and it should have ended with it. It was really sad that they didn't end it with the scene that would have made it a perfect ending.

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Rose A.

In many ways the title "The Karate Kid" is an accurate description of the movie itself. The overall story is just like a dream, you just have to fall into it. So the main characters' dreams, friends and family and themselves become a "karate adventure" in this movie. Some characters do better in the actual story than in the movie. In the actual movie they did a better job than in the movie. Some scenes are not in the movie but in the real life. You can tell that they have actually gone through a lot of trouble to film the scenes in a specific manner. They are trying to show that being Japanese is not the same as being American or European or any other nationality, and that we should all strive to achieve our dreams. It's not a stereotypical film, it's one that anyone can watch and enjoy. There's not a wrong kind of film to watch, it depends on the person. My personal favorite character is Eric, he is just the coolest character ever. You will always see him on the screen and will always be waiting for him to get his. And I really do hope you watch it, you won't be disappointed. I give it 8/10

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Emma E.

What the hell was with the change in perspective from the original Karate Kid to this one? The original Karate Kid (at least the film I saw) had an understanding of the mind of a child, and was a black comedy. This one seems to be completely uninvolved with anything else. How exactly did the director change the original plot? Something that wasn't funny wasn't funny any more. I don't really understand how this film can be considered a masterpiece of any kind. It was boring and annoying from the very start, and the only part that made me laugh was when the kid accidentally broke his back when he landed from the fight. It was like he knew he was going to die, and his friends were just laughing at him. The fight scene when they wanted to retire was still funny because they said "no, no, no, no" because they knew he would die. This one was a piece of garbage. The two main characters are supposed to be dumb, and this movie shows that they are not at all. Some people have said this is one of the best movies ever made. Well, I can't be that biased when I like a lot of movies, but this is just too ridiculous to be considered anything but a crap. It's not even that bad it's just not that good. This movie is one of the worst ever made.

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i had no idea what i was watching, but it was really great. the movie was perfect for my family to watch together. my husband and I have watched it many times. the fight scenes are so awesome, but i love the story. you never get bored, and you always know whats going to happen. i recommend this movie to everyone who is like me and want a movie to watch over and over. i give this movie 8 out of 10 stars.

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The Karate Kid is an extremely entertaining film. It is not a movie you will want to miss. It's fast-paced, and the choreography and fighting are very good. There are plenty of laughs, and the movie is very lighthearted. I think the movie is better than most people give it credit for, and I have not seen a better one. The only complaint I have is the ending. If you haven't seen the movie, watch it. It's a lot better than the ending I thought it was going to be. I give this movie a 8 out of 10.