Kicking and Screaming - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Kicking and Screaming Reviews

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Chuck Wilson
Village Voice
May 16, 2012
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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Toronto Star
May 14, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Dallas Morning News
May 14, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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Kyle Smith
New York Post
May 13, 2005
| Original Score: 2.5/4
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Philadelphia Inquirer
May 13, 2005
| Original Score: 2.5/4
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
May 20, 2003
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Globe and Mail
April 12, 2002
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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
May 12, 2001
First-time writer and director Noah Baumbach, 25, has a knack for acute observation and a spirited cast to animate every twisted nuance.
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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
February 13, 2001
Baumbach ... pushes his rigorous stance to the extent that you begin to wonder why you're bothering to watch the aimless lives of these four unfold.
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
January 1, 2000
What's on screen is just a little too familiar to be worth lauding.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Susan Stark
Detroit News
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Hal Hinson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
In general, Baumbach's eye for generational detail is impeccable -- he knows what's on these kids' minds, and has found a language to express it.
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
I like people who talk interestingly, who have read books, who appreciate verbal wit, who look dubiously at establishment assumptions.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Mike Clark
USA Today
January 1, 2000
Writer-director Noel Baumbach establishes an ear for commentary during his wry-guy movie's opening graduation party.
| Original Score: 3/4
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Entertainment Weekly
October 6, 1995
Full Review | Original Score: B+