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Catch That Kid Reviews

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Top Critic
Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post
February 6, 2004
A miniaturized action pic.
| Original Score: 2/4
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
February 6, 2004
A child bank robber heartlessly manipulates her two best friends and risks the lives of her friends, her baby brother, and everyone else. What were they thinking?
| Original Score: D-
Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
December 22, 2010
Painfully bad. A real head-scratcher.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Ellen Fox
Chicago Tribune
February 5, 2004
It's a juicy premise, but the enactment is so dumbed-down that you couldn't possibly fault your jaded children for yawning and rolling their eyes.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Scott Weinberg
February 14, 2004 thought the Spy Kids trilogy wouldn't spawn its own line of copycats? Puh-leeze.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
February 13, 2004
This thing is so silly and so ridiculous.
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
February 5, 2004
Plays like Mission: Impossible: The Xbox Years and which contains dialogue swiped from Austin Powers and The Simpsons.
| Original Score: 1/4
Chris Barsanti
Slant Magazine
February 2, 2004
Now that the Spy Kids trilogy has whiz-banged to an end, Fox saw the need to exploit the film's kiddie superspy chic and "yay family!" message.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Eric D. Snider
February 14, 2004
Apart from a few serious leaps in logic, the story moves along swiftly and painlessly, and is not needlessly cute or stupid. But that's not much of a recommendation.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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Manohla Dargis
Los Angeles Times
February 6, 2004
It's Bruckheimer for babies.
| Original Score: 2/5
Brian Orndorf
March 16, 2004
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Kit Bowen
February 11, 2004
The only thing to "catch" in this film is perhaps a cold--from sitting in the theater with the 'tweener set.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
February 23, 2004
The script by Michael Brandt and Derek Haas strains credulity -to say the least! -- but if nothing else, it manages to work in all the obligatory heist movie cliches.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Frank Ochieng
Movie Eye
February 22, 2004
...[an] implausible hyperactive giddy go-cart caper...this junior-sized Mission: Impossible wannabe is nothing but an overwrought knockoff that doesn't measure up
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
February 12, 2004
I want to hear Jack Valenti explain why this movie is acceptable for young children and the PG-13-rated Whale Rider is not.
Full Review| Original Score: 1/4
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
February 7, 2004
It's almost identical, in terms of plot and character, to the delightful Danish film it's a remake of, so why does it fall flat and leave a slightly greasy aftertaste?
Kevin Carr
Fat Guys at the Movies
February 8, 2004
It basically says that it's okay to put yourself, your friends and your infant brother in mortal danger (not to mention steal a quarter of a million dollars) if your purpose is noble.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
June 17, 2004
Catch That Kid, though not produced by Disney, has all the feel of a Disney Channel TV special.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
Top Critic
John Anderson
February 5, 2004
Has enough character and high-tech hardware to make it watchable, if not much more than that.
| Original Score: 2/4
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Ty Burr
Boston Globe
February 6, 2004
A slick little package that will seem patently ridiculous to anyone past adolescence even as their younger brothers and sisters eat it up.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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