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
TheMovieReport.com
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
Cinenganos
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
Susan Wloszczyna
USA Today
Top Critic
January 1, 2000

Never really sparks much insight beyond the implied simplistic homily: 'You're never too old to change.'

Todd McCarthy
Variety
Top Critic
January 1, 2000

Insufferably cloying and sickly sweet for anyone with the least intolerance to 'find the inner child' saccharinity.


Reel.com
January 1, 2000

Too bad infamously awful director Jon Instinct Turteltaub is at the helm.

| Original Score: 1.5/4
Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post
Top Critic
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.

Peter Stack
San Francisco Chronicle
Top Critic
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.

Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune
Top Critic
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.

David Germain
Associated Press
Top Critic
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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