Kit Kittredge: An American Girl Reviews

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September 13, 2020
This first full-length film inspired by the American Girl doll series may very well become an American classic to delight young children for years to come.
October 29, 2019
Kittredge may lack the fanfare of its fellow films, but it proves to be an interesting experience that should please its target audience.
December 13, 2018
Do yourself a favor. Do a favor for the kids you like and love. Take them to see Kit Kittredge: An American Girl. Not just girls you like and love. Boys, too. If you are an adult, you will have a good time.
December 13, 2018
If you can make it through an ending that's over-the-top sappy, even for a children's film, you'll find a story about a girl who does embody some of the best ideals of American girlhood.
October 11, 2018
By [the end] point, the gentle humor and selfless sentiment of the film has done its work, and you're likely to walk away with some uplifting life lessons to discuss with your kids.
August 21, 2017
Set in a well-scrubbed Depression-era Cincinnati, Kit Kittredge is surprisingly effective at addressing economic hardship in terms kids can understand.
August 17, 2017
Kit Kittredge makes a wonderful summer outing for grandmothers, moms and daughters -- and the boys they invite along.
November 17, 2011
November 17, 2011
September 2, 2008
Mostly, Kit Kittredge is exactly what you'd expect -- a treacle-sweet, simplistic story about maintaining a stiff upper lip in the face of adversity, keeping your family together, and not judging a book by its cover.
July 22, 2008
Emotionally affecting but dramatically wobbly, "Kit Kittredge: An American Girl" touchingly illustrates the sting of poverty without overly resorting to childish shenanigans.
July 19, 2008
What could have been an oasis of quiet, thought provoking nostalgia turns out to be an utter bore. Yes, it's family friendly but it's also entertainment exterminating.
July 15, 2008
More depth than you would expect
July 11, 2008
When I have children, this is the kind of movie I hope they will like. It's intelligent, it's meaningful, and it doesn't condescend to kids. In fact, it actually encourages kids to think.
July 10, 2008
The movie gets by largely on its guileless, upbeat charm, and on those same qualities as found in Abigail Breslin.
July 10, 2008
The movie respects its young audience, it has a keen appreciation for what it means to be a child in a troubled world, and it knows that there's plenty to be said for the optimism that comes with innocence.
July 10, 2008
Kit Kittredge has many of the classic ingredients of a successful family tale, but it's most notable success is in the unusual themes it brings to the forefront.
July 10, 2008
...sweet-tempered and endearing, mining several layers of nostalgia...
July 10, 2008
If only all family films could be this good.
July 9, 2008
The acting is very good from this talented cast and the story is well-constructed and compelling.
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