Kit Kittredge: An American Girl Reviews

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Austin Kennedy
Sin Magazine
July 3, 2008
The story isn't bad and it has a good message, but the pacing drains all of the energy and fun out of what could have been an exceptional family movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Daniel M. Kimmel
Worcester Telegram & Gazette
July 3, 2008
[I]t may seem like it's part of a commercial juggernaut, but it's also a well-made and well-acted family film.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
July 3, 2008
Its realism is Hollywood at its most hokey.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
July 3, 2008
A gently thoughtful, audience-appropriate entertainment that assembles swell actors to play colorful characters who don't shy away from depicting serious hard times.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
July 2, 2008
Manages a careful balance of entertainment and realism. It could be a Shirley Temple movie for our current hard times.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Kevin McCarthy
BDK Reviews
July 2, 2008
Kit Kittredge is a film you walk out of and say, "Well, that was ok." Then you move on with your life.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Dustin Putman
TheFilmFile.com
July 2, 2008
Paved with such good intentions that it's a shame to have to criticize it. Alas, said good intentions cannot stop the picture from being a decidedly dull and eventless experience.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Stephen Hunter
Washington Post
July 2, 2008
The tweener girls for whom it is aimed deserve better. A mind is a terrible thing to waste.
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
July 2, 2008
A vibrant, character-filled mystery-comedy set during a Depression that resembles the present all too much.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times
July 2, 2008
This classy, heart-on-its-sleeve movie is packed with laudable life lessons and Depression-era trivia.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times
July 2, 2008
This is a sweet, G-rated story of 1930s girl power, with nary a princess in sight.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Paula Nechak
Seattle Post-Intelligencer
July 2, 2008
Kit Kittredge could be primed for a series of sequels, yet as directed by Patricia Rozema, its elemental integrity seems in direct opposition to the blockbuster or sequel-mania that fuels Hollywood.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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Ruthe Stein
San Francisco Chronicle
July 2, 2008
Kit Kittredge is proof of how far you can get with the right screenwriter -- in this instance one versed in Children's Adventures 101 -- and director.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Carla Meyer
Sacramento Bee
July 2, 2008
Kit Kittredge: An American Girl will please girls who appreciate determined young heroines and lessons in U.S. social and economic history.
Gary Thompson
Philadelphia Daily News
July 2, 2008
It's corny, but maybe it provides insight as to why American Girl stories are drawn from a nostalgia-tinged past.
| Original Score: B-
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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
July 2, 2008
For what it is and for whom it's intended (young children), Kit Kittredge works and works wonderfully.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Christy DeSmith
Minneapolis Star Tribune
July 2, 2008
Smart, empathetic, fun loving and, best of all, a delight for all audiences.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald
July 2, 2008
A thoroughly satisfying and engaging children's picture that never forgets those kids probably didn't get to the theater by themselves.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
David Frese
Kansas City Star
July 2, 2008
That Kit largely succeeds is testament to not only its timing but also its craft.
| Original Score: 3/4
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Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post
July 2, 2008
Kit Kittredge: An American Girl is rife with feisty, generous pleasures.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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