Catch That Kid (2004)

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Critic Consensus: An unimaginative heist movie aimed strictly at the preteen set.

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Bart Freundlich directs Catch That Kid, a Fox-financed U.S. remake of the Danish family action film Klatretøsen (2002). Adventurous 12-year-old Maddy Phillips (Kristen Stewart) is an excellent mountain climber. Unfortunately, her father, Tom (Sam Robards), was severely injured on Mount Everest and requires a costly surgery to repair his spine. With the help of her friends (Max Thieriot and Corbin Bleu) and her climbing skills, Maddy develops a plan to rob a bank in order to finance her father's medical bills. Also starring Jennifer Beals as Maddy's mother, Molly, who happens to be the security chief at the bank. ~ Andrea LeVasseur, Rovi
Rating:
PG (for some language, thematic elements and rude humor)
Genre:
Action & Adventure , Kids & Family
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$16,532,227.00
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Cast

John Carroll Lynch
as Mr. Hartmann
Corbin Bleu
as Austin
James LeGros
as Ferrell
Robert Harvey
as Detective
Lennie Loftin
as Flagler
Meagen Fay
as Doctor
Lucy Butler
as Brisbane's Assistant
Kane Ritchotte
as Kid Two
Patrick Stinson
as Reporter Three
Todd M. Hofacker
as Reporter One
Marcus Hester
as Gate Guard
Claudia DiFolco
as Reporter Two
Jerry Penacoli
as Reporter Four
Chelsea Bond
as Mom Two
Elizabeth Decker
as Brisbane's Secretary
Dawn A. Lewis
as Blonde
Maria T. Quiban
as Reporter Five
Linus Merwin
as Kid Three
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Critic Reviews for Catch That Kid

All Critics (86) | Top Critics (30)

This thing is so silly and so ridiculous.

Full Review… | February 13, 2004
Ebert & Roeper
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Freundlich ... directs his first big studio film on autopilot, trudging through the motions and displaying little understanding of what appeals to young 'uns.

February 7, 2004
New York Post
Top Critic

Gets more and more appalling the longer it goes on.

February 6, 2004
Fort Worth Star-Telegram/DFW.com
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Offers little in the way of originality, real excitement or even genuinely transgressive behavior.

Full Review… | February 6, 2004
Washington Post
Top Critic

The movie isn't only boring; it's troubling.

Full Review… | February 6, 2004
Washington Post
Top Critic

A tedious exercise that 6- to 10-year-olds may find mildly diverting.

Full Review… | February 6, 2004
Variety
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Audience Reviews for Catch That Kid

½

Cast: Kristen Stewart, Corbin Bleu, Max Thieriot, Jennifer Beals, Sam Robards, John Carroll Lynch, James LeGros, Stark Sands, Kevin G. Schmidt, Meagen Fay, Audrey Wasilewski, Michael Des Barres, Christine Estabrook Director: Bart Freundlich Summary: Three specialists in their fields -- a rock climber, a computer genius and a mechanical wiz -- take on the nearly impossible task of robbing one of the world's most impenetrable banks in order to save an ailing father. Their plan is foolproof, their methods are ingenious ... and they're not even old enough to drive! My Thoughts: "The movie is more of a kids film, obviously considering it is a kids film. But it's OK for us adults too. It is sweet to see a daughter go through such extremes for her father. But it's not very realistic. But not much is in kid films. The then kids, Kristen Stewart, Corbin Bleu, and Max Thieriot did a great job in the movie. But I think the kids will enjoy this much more then us adults."

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Alright, yes it is a very basic storyline, but to me, whatever they could do with it, they did to it. The 3 main leads are all upcoming stars, because all of their characters are extremely likable. It is pure family enjoyment, filled with thrills and some very touchy moments! Well worth watching, even if it's only once.

KJ Proulx
KJ Proulx

Super Reviewer

Cute and pretty clever. : )

Leigh Ryan
Leigh Ryan

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