Opening

97% Ghostbusters Aug 29
33% As Above/So Below Aug 29
34% The November Man Aug 27
98% Starred Up Aug 27
75% The Congress Aug 29

Top Box Office

92% Guardians of the Galaxy $17.2M
20% Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles $16.7M
38% If I Stay $15.7M
20% Let's Be Cops $10.8M
18% When The Game Stands Tall $8.4M
34% The Expendables 3 $6.5M
32% The Giver $6.4M
46% Sin City: A Dame to Kill For $6.3M
65% The Hundred-Foot Journey $5.3M
20% Into The Storm $3.8M

Coming Soon

—— Innocence Sep 05
—— The Longest Week Sep 05
—— The Identical Sep 05
67% The House of Magic Sep 05
74% God Help the Girl Sep 05

New Episodes Tonight

—— Jonah From Tonga: Season 1

Discuss Last Night's Shows

88% The Cosmopolitans: Season One
100% Defiance: Season 2
100% Garfunkel and Oates: Season 1
89% The Honorable Woman: Season 1
56% Married: Season 1
39% Rush: Season 1
82% Satisfaction: Season 1
82% Welcome to Sweden: Season 1
77% You're the Worst: Season 1

Certified Fresh TV

86% The Bridge (FX): Season 2
91% Doctor Who: Season 8
83% Extant: Season 1
89% The Honorable Woman: Season 1
87% The Knick: Season 1
89% Manhattan: Season 1
97% Masters of Sex: Season 2
73% Murder in the First: Season 1
89% Outlander: Season 1
82% Satisfaction: Season 1
87% The Strain: Season 1
82% Welcome to Sweden: Season 1
77% You're the Worst: Season 1

Kid-Thing

Kid-Thing (2013)

tomatometer

88

Average Rating: 6.2/10
Critic Reviews: 8
Fresh: 7 | Rotten: 1

No consensus yet.

audience

61

liked it
Average Rating: 3.4/5
User Ratings: 185

My Rating

Movie Info

A fever-dream fable about a rebellious girl who spends her time roaming the land, leaving destruction in her wake.(c) Official Facebook

Unrated,

Drama

David Zellner

Factory25 - Official Site External Icon

Cast

Latest News on Kid-Thing

August 7, 2013:
Critics Consensus: Elysium Soars; Planes is Grounded
This week at the movies, we've got a futuristic factory worker (Elysium, starring Matt Damon and...

ADVERTISEMENT

Friend Ratings

No Friends? Inconceivable! Log in to see what your friends have to say.

All Critics (13) | Top Critics (8) | Fresh (10) | Rotten (3)

[A] minimalist, rule-breaking exercise in head-scratching human behavior.

September 19, 2013 Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic IconTop Critic

Zellner handles the material delicately, treating her apparent psychosis like an ill-fated by-product of growing up. This strange yet wistful dynamic suggests Harmony Korine adapting Judy Blume.

August 15, 2013 Full Review Source: Chicago Reader
Chicago Reader
Top Critic IconTop Critic

The film is, if nothing else, an interesting meditation on how a child who grows up without guidance might react to a situation that requires judgment.

August 6, 2013 Full Review Source: New York Times
New York Times
Top Critic IconTop Critic

Aguirre is a find-she has none of the precociousness of the typical screen tween-but the movie's magical-realist elements don't jibe with the unstudied naturalism of her performance.

August 6, 2013 Full Review Source: Time Out New York
Time Out New York
Top Critic IconTop Critic

Like Days of Heaven on paint fumes, a languid, occasionally hilarious, occasionally poetic coming-of-age story.

March 21, 2013 Full Review Source: MSN Movies
MSN Movies
Top Critic IconTop Critic

Spearheaded by phenomenal pint-sized lead Sydney Aguirre, this challenging third feature from the Zellner Brothers retains much of their provocative trademark idiocy but navigates darker waters.

January 24, 2012 Full Review Source: Variety
Variety
Top Critic IconTop Critic

Its main character's moral predicament with a woman inside a pit becomes a muddle of confused symbolism and trite psychoanalysis.

August 8, 2013 Full Review Source: Slant Magazine
Slant Magazine

Beneath the affectations, there's poetry in Kid-Thing, and truth in its depiction of how absolute freedom can be a kind of trap.

August 7, 2013 Full Review Source: The Dissolve
The Dissolve

Without a compelling narrative to hold the scenes together it's hard work with little reward, even for a committed audience.

June 21, 2012 Full Review Source: The List
The List

If Spirit of the Beehive took place in Napoleon Dynamite country, it might turn out like David Zellner's absurd and wrenching coming-of-age tale.

April 19, 2012 Full Review Source: Boston Phoenix
Boston Phoenix

Fans of mindlessly smashing things to pieces with blunt instruments will go crazy for Kid-Thing.

March 4, 2012 Full Review Source: Ultra Culture
Ultra Culture

Audience Reviews for Kid-Thing

There are no featured audience reviews yet. Click the link below to see what others say about Kid-Thing!

There are no approved quotes yet for this movie.

Discussion Forum

Discuss Kid-Thing on our Movie forum!

What's Hot On RT

Critics Consensus
Critics Consensus

The November Man is Slick,...

Total Recall
Total Recall

Pierce Brosnan's 10 Best Movies

Mindy Project
Mindy Project

Get caught up on the comedy

Red Carpet Roundup
Red Carpet Roundup

See pictures from this week's premieres

Foreign Titles

  • Kid Thing (DE)
  • Kid Thing (UK)
Find us on:                     
Help | About | Jobs | Critics Submission | Press | API | Licensing | Mobile