A miniaturized action pic.
| Original Score: 2/4
A child bank robber heartlessly manipulates her two best friends and risks the lives of her friends, her baby brother, and everyone else. What were they thinking?
| Original Score: D-
Painfully bad. A real head-scratcher.
| Original Score: 1/5
It's a juicy premise, but the enactment is so dumbed-down that you couldn't possibly fault your jaded children for yawning and rolling their eyes.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
What...you thought the Spy Kids trilogy wouldn't spawn its own line of copycats? Puh-leeze.
| Original Score: 2/5
This thing is so silly and so ridiculous.
Plays like Mission: Impossible: The Xbox Years and which contains dialogue swiped from Austin Powers and The Simpsons.
| Original Score: 1/4
Now that the Spy Kids trilogy has whiz-banged to an end, Fox saw the need to exploit the film's kiddie superspy chic and "yay family!" message.
Apart from a few serious leaps in logic, the story moves along swiftly and painlessly, and is not needlessly cute or stupid. But that's not much of a recommendation.
| Original Score: C
It's Bruckheimer for babies.
| Original Score: C+
The only thing to "catch" in this film is perhaps a cold--from sitting in the theater with the 'tweener set.
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.
...[an] implausible hyperactive giddy go-cart caper...this junior-sized Mission: Impossible wannabe is nothing but an overwrought knockoff that doesn't measure up
I want to hear Jack Valenti explain why this movie is acceptable for young children and the PG-13-rated Whale Rider is not.
| Original Score: 1/4
It's almost identical, in terms of plot and character, to the delightful Danish film it's a remake of, so why does it fall flat and leave a slightly greasy aftertaste?
It basically says that it's okay to put yourself, your friends and your infant brother in mortal danger (not to mention steal a quarter of a million dollars) if your purpose is noble.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
Catch That Kid, though not produced by Disney, has all the feel of a Disney Channel TV special.
| Original Score: 4/10
Has enough character and high-tech hardware to make it watchable, if not much more than that.
A slick little package that will seem patently ridiculous to anyone past adolescence even as their younger brothers and sisters eat it up.