Catch That Kid (2004) - Rotten Tomatoes

Catch That Kid (2004)



Critic Consensus: An unimaginative heist movie aimed strictly at the preteen set.

Movie Info

Bart Freundlich directs Catch That Kid, a Fox-financed U.S. remake of the Danish family action film Klatret°sen (2002). Adventurous 12-year-old Maddy Phillips (Kristen Stewart) is an excellent mountain climber. Unfortunately, her father, Tom (Sam Robards), was severely injured on Mount Everest and requires a costly surgery to repair his spine. With the help of her friends (Max Thieriot and Corbin Bleu) and her climbing skills, Maddy develops a plan to rob a bank in order to finance her father's medical bills. Also starring Jennifer Beals as Maddy's mother, Molly, who happens to be the security chief at the bank. ~ Andrea LeVasseur, Rovimore
Rating: PG (for some language, thematic elements and rude humor)
Genre: Action & Adventure, Kids & Family
Directed By:
Written By: Michael Brandt, Derek Haas
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jun 1, 2004
Box Office: $16.5M
20th Century Fox - Official Site


John Carroll Lynch
as Mr. Hartmann
James LeGros
as Ferrell
Meagen Fay
as Doctor
Lucy Butler
as Brisbane's Assistant
Elizabeth Decker
as Brisbane's Secretary
Marcus Hester
as Gate Guard
Robert Harvey
as Detective
Todd M. Hofacker
as Reporter One
Claudia DiFolco
as Reporter Two
Patrick Stinson
as Reporter Three
Jerry Penacoli
as Reporter Four
Maria T. Quiban
as Reporter Five
Linus Merwin
as Kid Three
Chelsea Bond
as Mom Two
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Critic Reviews for Catch That Kid

All Critics (96) | Top Critics (33)

This thing is so silly and so ridiculous.

Full Review… | February 13, 2004
Ebert & Roeper
Top Critic

Painfully bad. A real head-scratcher.

Full Review… | December 22, 2010
Common Sense Media

Neither the planning of the heist, nor its execution is done with the skill needed for it to be compelling.

Full Review… | August 16, 2004
Laramie Movie Scope

Catch That Kid, though not produced by Disney, has all the feel of a Disney Channel TV special.

Full Review… | June 17, 2004
Movie Metropolis

If screenwriters Michael Brandt and Derek Haas atempted to write a servicable script, it isn't obvious.

June 4, 2004

Your 8-year-old sister will love it... but then again, it was only a few years ago that she was eating poop - clearly her judgment can't be trusted.

Full Review… | May 26, 2004

Audience Reviews for Catch That Kid


Cast: Kristen Stewart, Corbin Bleu, Max Thieriot, Jennifer Beals, Sam Robards, John Carroll Lynch, James LeGros, Stark Sands, Kevin G. Schmidt, Meagen Fay, Audrey Wasilewski, Michael Des Barres, Christine Estabrook

Director: Bart Freundlich

Summary: Three specialists in their fields -- a rock climber, a computer genius and a mechanical wiz -- take on the nearly impossible task of robbing one of the world's most impenetrable banks in order to save an ailing father. Their plan is foolproof, their methods are ingenious ... and they're not even old enough to drive!

My Thoughts: "The movie is more of a kids film, obviously considering it is a kids film. But it's OK for us adults too. It is sweet to see a daughter go through such extremes for her father. But it's not very realistic. But not much is in kid films. The then kids, Kristen Stewart, Corbin Bleu, and Max Thieriot did a great job in the movie. But I think the kids will enjoy this much more then us adults."


Super Reviewer

Alright, yes it is a very basic storyline, but to me, whatever they could do with it, they did to it. The 3 main leads are all upcoming stars, because all of their characters are extremely likable. It is pure family enjoyment, filled with thrills and some very touchy moments! Well worth watching, even if it's only once.

KJ Proulx
KJ Proulx

Super Reviewer

Cute and pretty clever. : )

Leigh Ryan

Super Reviewer

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