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The Kid Reviews

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
December 28, 2010
Very funny and genuinely insightful family movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Michael Dequina
January 7, 2010
There's something even more hard-to-take than a cherubic tot trying his or her darndest to be adorable: it's an ugly kid acting annoying.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
August 1, 2003
...boring and slow and unfunny and a waste of Bruce Willis' time.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
John R. McEwen
Film Quips Online
February 8, 2003
This is obviously a blowoff role for Willis; apart from a few frantic scenes where he thinks he's crazy, he appears to be reading lines in his sleep.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette
June 15, 2002
...revives that "inner child" pop-psychology drivel that was popular for about two months back in 1991. ...a syrupy second act full of painful memories involving sick parents, handicapped dogs (no joke!) and forgotten ambitions.
Luis Martinez
June 3, 2002
Si el nio que alguna vez fuimos nos preguntara qu es lo ms importante que hemos aprendido en nuestra vida, qu responderamos?
| Original Score: 8/10
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
March 16, 2002
A compelling movie that challenges us to confront our inner child and incidents in the past which have deeply influenced us.
Chuck Rudolph
Matinee Magazine
March 8, 2002
Boasts a terrific performance from Bruce Willis.
Full Review | Original Score: short
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
March 20, 2001
Seldom does one find a film that meets expectations so thoroughly.
| Original Score: 5/10
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Susan Wloszczyna
USA Today
January 1, 2000
Never really sparks much insight beyond the implied simplistic homily: 'You're never too old to change.'
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Todd McCarthy
January 1, 2000
Insufferably cloying and sickly sweet for anyone with the least intolerance to 'find the inner child' saccharinity.
January 1, 2000
Too bad infamously awful director Jon Instinct Turteltaub is at the helm.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
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Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
Why am I sick to my stomach?
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Wesley Morris
San Francisco Examiner
January 1, 2000
A dishonest baby-boomer melodrama of inner-selfness.
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Peter Stack
San Francisco Chronicle
January 1, 2000
Nothing is very believable in the film.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Jon Popick
Planet Sick-Boy
January 1, 2000
Everybody else might just roll their eyes at the films sentimentality.
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Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune
January 1, 2000
This comedy-fantasy about finding one's inner child falls flat on its face.
Robert W. Butler
Kansas City Star
January 1, 2000
The chief attraction of The Kid is the likable funny business between Rusty and Russ. But it's all so pat, family audiences may have trouble recalling what it was they were laughing at.
Jeff Vice
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
January 1, 2000
Dollops out cheap sentimentality by the spoonful.
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David Germain
Associated Press
January 1, 2000
The intriguing idea of The Kid is squandered with a simple-minded story line that never meaningfully scratches the surface of questions most people ask themselves.
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