Kid 90 Reviews

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April 21, 2021
A sincere, brave and very unique look at the hardships of being not only a star but simply, a teenager, in the '90s.
April 21, 2021
Frye adeptly mixes lighthearted nostalgia with deeper insight.
April 5, 2021
Kid 90 shows the extent to which being subject to this strange life can also lead to the creation of powerful and lasting bonds with those experiencing it alongside you.
March 26, 2021
Breezy on the surface, brutal underneath.
March 24, 2021
Kid 90 is a grainy slice of nostalgia set to a Pearl Jam and Cranberries infused soundtrack, which will have you yearning to pull out the photo album, while fondly thumbing through your own past.
March 22, 2021
It feels very small and kind of a vanity project.
March 22, 2021
It seems a little too polished and polite despite the fun of seeing these totally off-the-cuff home video footage of all these other actors.
March 19, 2021
A bittersweet paean to youth, Kid 90 (directed by Soleil Moon Frye) is like opening the cool kid's journal, and that's exactly what it is.
March 17, 2021
The film ricochets between Frye's individual experience and that of her peers, undulating through sharp and shifty emotional overtures that leave the film feeling unorganized.
March 17, 2021
It's a shaky documentary, but a tremendous time capsule, with Frye bravely exposing her adolescent pain, trying to make sense of it all 25 years later.
March 16, 2021
We've seen a fair number of stories focused on the adult struggles of child stars, but Kid 90 is something a little different...a compelling, if not entirely complete portrait of the path taken by one child star on her way to adulthood.
March 15, 2021
Frye's desire to learn what she can from her unusual childhood in the spotlight is unquestionably sincere, but the recollections and reflections she's willing to impart perhaps belong more in a diary than a documentary.
March 15, 2021
However obnoxiously edited, it's pretty much impossible not to be moved by what we're watching.
March 15, 2021
Soleil Moon Frye provides a candid glimpse -- but just a glimpse -- at a generation of child actors surviving stardom in Kid 90.
March 15, 2021
Frye's documentary is an insider's account of a pre-#MeToo world where young stars were turned into hyper-sexualized products, while still grappling with the experiences of growing up.
March 14, 2021
The actress-turned-filmmaker analyzes her personal journey from an enlightened perspective.
March 14, 2021
Holy Macanoli! Kudos to Soleil Moon Frye for taping her teen years with all the ups /downs. It seems there may be more to the story, but it's a throwback to nostalgic youth.
March 13, 2021
I wish [director] Frye would have chosen a path and stuck with it, offering a more cohesive, coherent, less opportunistic movie.
March 13, 2021
Even if Frye covers some painful territory, there's something joyous about Kid 90.
March 13, 2021
It would have been nice if the 72-minute film had expanded to fill in that gap, but Kid 90 is still a valuable and unique rewind glimpse of what it was like to be a teenage celebrity in the pre-Instagram era.
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