Kid-Thing (2013)

Kid-Thing (2013)



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A fever-dream fable about a rebellious girl who spends her time roaming the land, leaving destruction in her wake.(c) Official Facebook
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Susan Tyrrell
as Esther
David Wingo
as Phone Mechanic
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All Critics (13) | Top Critics (8)

[A] minimalist, rule-breaking exercise in head-scratching human behavior.

Full Review… | September 18, 2013
Los Angeles Times
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Zellner handles the material delicately, treating her apparent psychosis like an ill-fated by-product of growing up. This strange yet wistful dynamic suggests Harmony Korine adapting Judy Blume.

Full Review… | August 15, 2013
Chicago Reader
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The film is, if nothing else, an interesting meditation on how a child who grows up without guidance might react to a situation that requires judgment.

Full Review… | August 6, 2013
New York Times
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Aguirre is a find-she has none of the precociousness of the typical screen tween-but the movie's magical-realist elements don't jibe with the unstudied naturalism of her performance.

Full Review… | August 6, 2013
Time Out
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Like Days of Heaven on paint fumes, a languid, occasionally hilarious, occasionally poetic coming-of-age story.

Full Review… | March 21, 2013
MSN Movies
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Spearheaded by phenomenal pint-sized lead Sydney Aguirre, this challenging third feature from the Zellner Brothers retains much of their provocative trademark idiocy but navigates darker waters.

Full Review… | January 24, 2012
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Audience Reviews for Kid-Thing

I have officially HAD IT with slowly paced, poorly shot indie films about misanthropic sociopaths and/or annoying solipsists. KID-THING is an irritating example of the former. Even at a mere 83 minutes, it's so slowly paced that I was constantly checking my watch.

Jeremy Butler
Jeremy Butler

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