A Kid Like Jake - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

A Kid Like Jake Reviews

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July 4, 2018
Watching adults complicate an already complicated situation is good theater, but what A Kid Like Jake needed more of was childlike wonderment. With it, it could have been a film with deeper impact, not just a conversation starter.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
June 15, 2018
Mostly the light touch is refreshing, an approach that says the issue is just another one of many that must be weighed when raising a child.
June 13, 2018
It's like the Alex-and-Greg of woke-era problem pictures: bright, earnest and compassionate, if maybe just a little too much in its own head.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
June 6, 2018
Beautiful in its authenticity and honesty in portraying Jake and the struggles his parents are facing.
Full Review | Original Score: 7.5/10
June 4, 2018
An authentic, conversational messiness we rarely see on screen.
June 1, 2018
This compassionate and sincere drama might hit close to home for some, but resonates widely with a message about inclusivity and embracing differences that doesn't turn exploitative or heavy-handed.
June 1, 2018
A Kid Like Jake succeeds on behalf of Howard's confident direction, Pearle's sharp-witted and empathetic script, and two outstanding performances from Danes and Parsons.
June 1, 2018
"A Kid Like Jake" tackles the tricky topic of gender dysphoria with sensitivity and grace.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
June 1, 2018
A movie as generous and as nonjudgmental as its protagonists, as frustrated yet as gently questing as they are. Claire Danes and Jim Parsons are extraordinary.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
May 31, 2018
Affecting and immersive, A Kid Like Jake tells its tale in a way that anyone who's raised a child will be able to relate to.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
May 31, 2018
This film is a cynical but spot-on take on the world we live in today, where even Lego-loving tykes become wrapped up in movements.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
May 31, 2018
An unusually realistic, emotionally gripping story with a top-tier cast.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
May 31, 2018
But the well-made point is that gender assignments aren't always intelligently designed, at least not for a world built out of boxes that come only in pink or blue.
May 31, 2018
There's no sensationalism here, just honest feelings and relatable concern, with Pearle making sure to keep challenges realistic, doing whatever he can to shoo away the artificiality of a television movie.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
May 31, 2018
This is not a film about falling apart, but all the conversations and compromises that hold things together.
May 30, 2018
"A Kid Like Jake" might not be especially cinematic, but it is profound in its simplicity and truthfulness about what real fights sound like and what real lives look like.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
May 28, 2018
Captivating, wise and emotionally engrossing with just the right balance of Truth and Spectacle. Claire Danes gives one of the best performances of her career.
Full Review | Original Score: 9.25/10
May 28, 2018
A Kid Like Jake is a film that ought to add to the conversation about gender identity among young children.
May 21, 2018
A Kid Like Jake gives an honest, fascinating, and emotionally raw look at parenting in a new era which is a story that many parents need to pay attention to.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
April 5, 2018
A Kid Like Jake works because of the incredible performances of Claire Danes and Jim Parsons and the insightful writing of Daniel Pearle.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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