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Kit Kittredge: An American Girl Reviews

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Heather Huntington

Mostly, Kit Kittredge is exactly what you'd expect -- a treacle-sweet, simplistic story about maintaining a stiff upper lip in the face of adversity, keeping your family together, and not judging a book by its cover.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 6/10

September 2, 2008
Tim Grierson

Emotionally affecting but dramatically wobbly, "Kit Kittredge: An American Girl" touchingly illustrates the sting of poverty without overly resorting to childish shenanigans.

Full Review Source: Screendaily | Original Score: 3/4

July 22, 2008
Bruce Bennett
Spectrum (St. George, Utah)

What could have been an oasis of quiet, thought provoking nostalgia turns out to be an utter bore. Yes, it's family friendly but it's also entertainment exterminating.

Full Review Source: Spectrum (St. George, Utah) | Original Score: D+

July 19, 2008
Jackie K. Cooper

More depth than you would expect

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 7/10

July 15, 2008
Mike McGranaghan
Aisle Seat

When I have children, this is the kind of movie I hope they will like. It's intelligent, it's meaningful, and it doesn't condescend to kids. In fact, it actually encourages kids to think.

Full Review Source: Aisle Seat | Original Score: 3.5/4

July 11, 2008
Eric D. Snider

The movie gets by largely on its guileless, upbeat charm, and on those same qualities as found in Abigail Breslin.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: B

July 10, 2008
Christopher Smith
Bangor Daily News (Maine)

The movie respects its young audience, it has a keen appreciation for what it means to be a child in a troubled world, and it knows that there's plenty to be said for the optimism that comes with innocence.

Full Review Source: Bangor Daily News (Maine) | Original Score: B+

July 10, 2008
Carolyn Arends
Christianity Today

Kit Kittredge has many of the classic ingredients of a successful family tale, but it's most notable success is in the unusual themes it brings to the forefront.

Full Review Source: Christianity Today | Original Score: 3/4

July 10, 2008
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review

...sweet-tempered and endearing, mining several layers of nostalgia...

Full Review Source: Sacramento News & Review | Original Score: 3/5

July 10, 2008
Sean McBride
Sean the Movie Guy

If only all family films could be this good.

| Original Score: 3/4

July 10, 2008
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope

The acting is very good from this talented cast and the story is well-constructed and compelling.

Full Review Source: Laramie Movie Scope | Original Score: B

July 9, 2008
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

As surprising as finding vegetables in a bowl of vegetable soup, Kit Kittredge still comes as a little oasis of thoughtfulness in a summer largely devoted to property damage.

Full Review Source: Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC) | Original Score: 4/5

July 9, 2008
Diana Saenger

With a plethora of violent and drug-related movies streaming into theaters faster than a Star Wars battleship, the heartfelt Kit Kittredge offers an enjoyable breath of fresh air.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 3.5/5

July 7, 2008
David Cornelius

A cute dog, feisty kids, and a great big happy ending, everything an American Girl fan would want out of the movie. That's enough to please the parents, too.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 4/5

July 7, 2008
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)

The movie would be more interesting if it weren't photographed in the amber glow we associate with Kodak commercials and other happily-ever-after exercises in nostalgia.

Full Review Source: Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN) | Original Score: 2.5/4

July 7, 2008
Richard Knight
Windy City Times

A very sweet family film, a cross between Annie and Nancy Drew

Full Review Source: Windy City Times

July 7, 2008
Andrea Chase
Killer Movie Reviews

excellent performances, an intelligent script, rooted in the 30s, but timeless in its themes, make it an adventure and a delight, for all ages

Full Review Source: Killer Movie Reviews | Original Score: 5/5

July 5, 2008
Linda Cook
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)

There I sat, alone in the dark, trying to figure out why no one else was in the theater for "Kit Kittredge: An American Girl."

Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4

July 4, 2008
Betty Jo Tucker
ReelTalk Movie Reviews

'Kit Kittredge' presents a wonderful role model for pre-teen girls -- and a humanistic history lesson about the Great Depression for all viewers.

Full Review Source: ReelTalk Movie Reviews

July 4, 2008
Amy Nicholson
I.E. Weekly

It's hard to dislike a tween picture that opens with Eleanor Roosevelt, but if explaining mortgage meltdowns to their tots doesn't sent parents screaming, the performances will.

Full Review Source: I.E. Weekly | Original Score: B-

July 4, 2008
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