Kid-Thing - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Kid-Thing Reviews

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Gary Goldstein
Los Angeles Times
September 19, 2013
[A] minimalist, rule-breaking exercise in head-scratching human behavior.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Drew Hunt
Chicago Reader
August 15, 2013
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.
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Neil Genzlinger
New York Times
August 6, 2013
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Sam Adams
Time Out
August 6, 2013
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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William Goss
MSN Movies
March 21, 2013
Like Days of Heaven on paint fumes, a languid, occasionally hilarious, occasionally poetic coming-of-age story.
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Ronnie Scheib
Variety
January 24, 2012
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.
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Noel Murray
AV Club
January 24, 2012
Beneath the affectations, there's a real poetry to Kid-Thing, and a deeper truth in its depiction of what The Simpsons once dubbed "horrible, horrible freedom."
Full Review | Original Score: B
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Todd McCarthy
Hollywood Reporter
January 23, 2012
With the possible exception of Aguirre's performance, there's little here to stick to the ribs and the film's ultimate impact is slight.