The Kid & I

Critics Consensus

Well-intentioned but sappy, The Kid & I is a strange hybrid of comedy and cinema verite.

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Movie Info

A teenager who has cerebral palsy gets the chance to star in an action movie with an out-of-work comedian (Tom Arnold).

Cast & Crew

Tom Arnold
Bill Williams
Linda Hamilton
Susan Mandeville
Joe Mantegna
Davis Roman
Eric Gores
Aaron Roman
Henry Winkler
Johnny Bernstein
Jordan Katz
Executive Producer
Buddy Enright
Co-Producer
Robert Seaman
Cinematographer
Jan Northrop
Editor
Linda Spheeris
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Critic Reviews for The Kid & I

All Critics (27) | Top Critics (12) | Fresh (9) | Rotten (18)

  • The mesmerizingly awful The Kid & I is a historic first: a comedy about the making of a vanity production that is itself a vanity production.

    December 6, 2005 | Rating: 1/4
  • It's terribly uneven, it's far too corny and it's really not all that great, but it's so strange and so compelling that you have to see it.

    December 5, 2005
  • It would be nice to say that The Kid & I delivers a heartwarming message of perseverance while showing a lighter side of Arnold and spotlighting a new star. Unfortunately, it would not be true.

    December 2, 2005
  • Tom Arnold does have talent, but some self-defeating streak keeps him from using it.

    December 2, 2005 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…
  • What sets The Kid & I apart from most Hollywood comedies is its restraint, on the part of Arnold, both as writer and actor, as well as Spheeris. Comedy actually grows out of character and situation.

    December 2, 2005 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • This wan attempt at inspirational comedy doesn't bother to look closely at anything.

    December 2, 2005 | Rating: C-

Audience Reviews for The Kid & I

  • Oct 20, 2007
    Cute and touching movie - but it was weird and seemed like it was made just like the movie in the movie...if that makes sense...
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