Catch That Kid Reviews

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February 13, 2004
This thing is so silly and so ridiculous.
February 7, 2004
February 7, 2004
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.
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.
February 6, 2004
Everything about Catch That Kid is contrived.
February 6, 2004
Despite its high concept, director Bart Freundlich keeps the film grounded in reality.
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.
February 6, 2004
Catch That Kid is kids' stuff, in more way than one.
February 6, 2004
It's Bruckheimer for babies.
February 6, 2004
The children are engaging yet the script and direction are not.
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.
February 6, 2004
A misguided attempt at creating an adult-style heist movie with a pint-sized cast.
February 6, 2004
A miniaturized action pic.
February 6, 2004
Well-made, straightforward and entertaining.
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.
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