Catch That Kid Reviews

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Daniel M. Kimmel
Worcester Telegram & Gazette
February 8, 2004
Catch that Kid cleverly allows young viewers to imagine taking adult-style action and then bring[s] them up short by [showing] that [it has] adult-type consequences.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
David Noh
Film Journal International
February 7, 2004
More absorbingly character-driven and less techno than most kiddie caper films.
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Erik Lundegaard
Seattle Times
February 6, 2004
Despite its high concept, director Bart Freundlich keeps the film grounded in reality.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Louis B. Hobson
Jam! Movies
February 6, 2004
An entertaining family film that has as much appeal for girls as boys.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5

E! Online
February 6, 2004
It's not much more than a bloated TV special, but the kids are charming enough to keep this flick together.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
February 6, 2004
Well-made, straightforward and entertaining.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Paula Nechak
Seattle Post-Intelligencer
February 5, 2004
Jam-packed with action, sweaty-palm suspense and adventurous, high-tech fun effects.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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Luke Sader
Hollywood Reporter
February 5, 2004
Remake of Danish family film is mainly fun for the young.
Scott Nash
Three Movie Buffs
February 3, 2004
Where Spy Kids took the spy genre to adolescent levels, Catch that Kid does the same for the heist movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Michael Brody
CinemaBlend.com
January 31, 2004
Catch That Kid is this year's Agent Cody Banks, which, incidentally, was last year's Spy Kids.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
December 22, 2010
Painfully bad. A real head-scratcher.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5

Film Threat
December 6, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Tony Medley
tonymedley.com
October 7, 2004
Full Review | Original Score: 1/10
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
August 16, 2004
Neither the planning of the heist, nor its execution is done with the skill needed for it to be compelling.
Full Review | Original Score: C
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
June 17, 2004
Catch That Kid, though not produced by Disney, has all the feel of a Disney Channel TV special.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
Forrest Hartman
Reno Gazette-Journal
June 4, 2004
If screenwriters Michael Brandt and Derek Haas atempted to write a servicable script, it isn't obvious.
| Original Score: 1/4
Oz
eFilmCritic.com
May 26, 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 | Original Score: 2/5
Brian Orndorf
FilmJerk.com
March 16, 2004
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
February 23, 2004
The script by Michael Brandt and Derek Haas strains credulity -to say the least! -- but if nothing else, it manages to work in all the obligatory heist movie cliches.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Frank Ochieng
Movie Eye
February 22, 2004
...[an] implausible hyperactive giddy go-cart caper...this junior-sized Mission: Impossible wannabe is nothing but an overwrought knockoff that doesn't measure up
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
April 29, 2009
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October 18, 2008
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Houston Chronicle
July 21, 2005
Cynthia Fuchs
Nitrate Online
February 13, 2004

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February 13, 2004

Orlando Weekly
February 12, 2004
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Ebert & Roeper
February 11, 2004

Boston Phoenix
February 7, 2004
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St. Louis Post-Dispatch
February 7, 2004
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