Max Keeble's Big Move (2001)

Max Keeble's Big Move



Critic Consensus: Max Keeble may be fun for kids, but bland and unoriginal for adults.

Movie Info

After having been outmatched in the live-action family film department by rival Nickelodeon in recent years, Disney jumps back into the kid-friendly fray with this comedy about a seventh grader (Alex D. Linz) who's mercilessly picked on by his school's bullies and by his principal (Larry Miller). When his parents (Nora Dunn and Robert Carradine) inform Max that they're moving at the end of the week, he takes the opportunity to exact several forms of creative revenge on his many tormenters. When … More

Rating: PG (for some bullying and crude humor)
Genre: Comedy, Kids & Family
Directed By: ,
Written By: Mark Blackwell, Jonathan Bernstein, James Greer
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jun 18, 2002
Box Office: $16.5M
Buena Vista Pictures - Official Site


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Critic Reviews for Max Keeble's Big Move

All Critics (69) | Top Critics (25)

Parents may shift uneasily in their seats while their wee ones cheer on the food fights, crotch-kicking and dirty jockstrap gags.

Full Review… | October 29, 2001
Fort Worth Star-Telegram/
Top Critic

A welcome slice of pie in the face.

October 6, 2001
Washington Post
Top Critic

The movie is nothing if not predictable.

Full Review… | October 6, 2001
Seattle Times
Top Critic

Exactly which children Disney hopes to captivate with Keeble's Big Movea little unclear.

Full Review… | October 6, 2001
Top Critic

Bland, occasionally funny Disney comedy about a wayward seventh-grader.

October 6, 2001
New York Post
Top Critic

If there's no way to avoid seeing Keeble's Big Move, take along a book, ideally a hefty one. With the proper arm speed and angle of release, you can probably nail the projectionist.

Full Review… | October 6, 2001
Mr. Showbiz
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Max Keeble's Big Move

Max Keeble: We're moving?!

There is nothing special or memorable about 'Max Keeble's Big Move', except maybe a few light-hearted moments and a few funny jokes, but that's about it. This will most likely please kids between 5-10, but if your older, stay far away. The acting is a joke, and that's probably the nicest thing I can say about this movie. The lead Alex D. Linz, is a very annoying actor, whose lack of talent makes his character unbearable. Larry Miller is the only redeeming aspect of the film, but his performance is a low-brow. As if this couldn't get ridiculous enough, they casted Jamie Kennedy in this reck, who is another failed actor. Ultimately, this will please the younglings, but adults will not be pleased. Not recommended.

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Matt Goodman

Super Reviewer

Why does Disney punish themselves by making so many live actions? I'll admit I like Haunted Mansion, but there weren't many other good Disney live action films. Country Bears? No. Shaggy Dog remake? No. Bedtime Stories? No. The Gameplan. NO! High School Musical? NONONONONO!!!! But it seems this may be the movie that started the whole trend, and considering how bad it was, way to start it off.

The only good thing I can really say about it is it has Josh Peck. However, even Josh Peck had a pretty bad performance. In addition, it was pretty weird to have him have that high voice. It was like someone shoved a trumpet down his throat and recorded his voice in autotune, WHILE he was being beat up by Mike Tyson. Not to mention he tries way too hard to be funny.

The other actors didn't do much better. There wasn't a single actor who did a good job, and Larry Miller's performance as the Principal was way over done. Why didn't they just hire Profion from the DnD movie to do it? Alex D. Linz obviously didn't memorize his lines, because he seemed to be stuttering ALL the time. Not impressed.

The plot was pretty uncreative and unbelievably predictable. Kid's parents are moving, so he does a bunch of bad stuff because he will be gone before finding out that there not moving, but not after abandoning his friends and angering school bullies. How suspensful!

But there's one thing that seperates this crappy live action disney movie from every other. There's an evil ice cream man!! Wait, what? An evil ice cream man? There was literally NO reason to have an evil ice cream man in this movie! NO REASON!!!!

Maybe if the kids had been older, the humor more adult, a better cast, and the company not being Disney, it would have been a better movie. Sadly, things didn't go our way.

Marc L.
Marc Lewis

Super Reviewer

For sure a movie for kids. Does show you that you shouldn't burn bridges though.

Leigh Ryan

Super Reviewer

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