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Catch That Kid Reviews

February 13, 2004
This thing is so silly and so ridiculous.
February 7, 2004
Read More | Original Score: C-
February 7, 2004
Full Review | Original Score: C
February 7, 2004
Freundlich ... directs his first big studio film on autopilot, trudging through the motions and displaying little understanding of what appeals to young 'uns.
Read More | Original Score: 0.5/4
February 7, 2004
Gets more and more appalling the longer it goes on.
February 6, 2004
Offers little in the way of originality, real excitement or even genuinely transgressive behavior.
February 6, 2004
The movie isn't only boring; it's troubling.
February 6, 2004
A tedious exercise that 6- to 10-year-olds may find mildly diverting.
February 6, 2004
The young actors are irredeemably bland, and two of the adults are hammy enough to make James Brown seem controlled.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
February 6, 2004
Everything about Catch That Kid is contrived.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
February 6, 2004
Despite its high concept, director Bart Freundlich keeps the film grounded in reality.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
February 6, 2004
Granted this is a kids' movie and disbelief must be suspended, but director Bart Freundlich never seems to find the tone he wants.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
February 6, 2004
Catch That Kid is kids' stuff, in more way than one.
February 6, 2004
It's Bruckheimer for babies.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
February 6, 2004
The children are engaging yet the script and direction are not.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
February 6, 2004
Do not catch Catch That Kid, unless your own kids threaten you with direct bodily harm. Even then you might want to skip it. They're little, the punches shouldn't hurt that much.
Read More | Original Score: D
February 6, 2004
A misguided attempt at creating an adult-style heist movie with a pint-sized cast.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
February 6, 2004
A miniaturized action pic.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
February 6, 2004
Well-made, straightforward and entertaining.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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
February 5, 2004
Mr. Freundlich's naturalistic sensibility gets in the way of the film's broad fantasy elements, turning what might have been a stylized romp like Robert Rodriguez's Spy Kids into something a little too real for comfort.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
February 5, 2004
Remake of Danish family film is mainly fun for the young.
February 5, 2004
The movie is painless enough, even if it's never as exciting as it should be.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/5
February 5, 2004
Has enough character and high-tech hardware to make it watchable, if not much more than that.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
February 5, 2004
From first frame to last, Catch That Kid feels like the rehash it is.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
February 5, 2004
A parade of missed opportunities.
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
February 5, 2004
Parents can catch a nap while the kids catch a dubious lesson that crime can be cool.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
February 4, 2004
Seeks to 'empower' its target audience of recent Pokémon grads with an adult antihero desperation that feels preemptive and inappropriate.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
February 3, 2004
A stale, overbudgeted child-empowerment fantasy that's every bit as excruciating as the director's previous work.