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Kit Kittredge: An American Girl Reviews

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Houston Chronicle
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Full Review Source: Houston Chronicle | Original Score: 3/4

November 17, 2011
Tim Grierson
Screendaily

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
Jackie K. Cooper
jackiekcooper.com

More depth than you would expect

Full Review Source: jackiekcooper.com | 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
EricDSnider.com

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

Full Review Source: EricDSnider.com | 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
ReviewExpress.com

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: ReviewExpress.com | Original Score: 3.5/5

July 7, 2008
David Cornelius
eFilmCritic.com

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: eFilmCritic.com | Original Score: 4/5

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
Daniel M. Kimmel
Worcester Telegram & Gazette

[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

July 3, 2008
Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
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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 Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: B+

July 3, 2008
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

Manages a careful balance of entertainment and realism. It could be a Shirley Temple movie for our current hard times.

Full Review Source: Combustible Celluloid | Original Score: 2.5/4

July 2, 2008
Cole Haddon
Film.com
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Atlanta Journal-Constitution
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April 12, 2011
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