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Kit Kittredge: An American Girl Reviews

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Heather Huntington
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Tim Grierson
Screen International
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Bruce Bennett
Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
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.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
Jackie K. Cooper
July 15, 2008
More depth than you would expect
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Mike McGranaghan
Aisle Seat
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Eric D. Snider
July 10, 2008
The movie gets by largely on its guileless, upbeat charm, and on those same qualities as found in Abigail Breslin.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Christopher Smith
Bangor Daily News (Maine)
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.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Carolyn Arends
Christianity Today
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
July 10, 2008
...sweet-tempered and endearing, mining several layers of nostalgia...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Sean McBride
Sean the Movie Guy
July 10, 2008
If only all family films could be this good.
| Original Score: 3/4
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
July 9, 2008
The acting is very good from this talented cast and the story is well-constructed and compelling.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
July 9, 2008
As surprising as finding vegetables in a bowl of vegetable soup, Kit Kittredge still comes as a little oasis of thoughtfulness in a summer largely devoted to property damage.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Diana Saenger
July 7, 2008
With a plethora of violent and drug-related movies streaming into theaters faster than a Star Wars battleship, the heartfelt Kit Kittredge offers an enjoyable breath of fresh air.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
David Cornelius
July 7, 2008
A cute dog, feisty kids, and a great big happy ending, everything an American Girl fan would want out of the movie. That's enough to please the parents, too.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
July 7, 2008
The movie would be more interesting if it weren't photographed in the amber glow we associate with Kodak commercials and other happily-ever-after exercises in nostalgia.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Richard Knight
Windy City Times
July 7, 2008
A very sweet family film, a cross between Annie and Nancy Drew
Andrea Chase
Killer Movie Reviews
July 5, 2008
excellent performances, an intelligent script, rooted in the 30s, but timeless in its themes, make it an adventure and a delight, for all ages
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Linda Cook
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
July 4, 2008
There I sat, alone in the dark, trying to figure out why no one else was in the theater for "Kit Kittredge: An American Girl."
Full Review| Original Score: 3.5/4
Betty Jo Tucker
ReelTalk Movie Reviews
July 4, 2008
'Kit Kittredge' presents a wonderful role model for pre-teen girls -- and a humanistic history lesson about the Great Depression for all viewers.
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Amy Nicholson
I.E. Weekly
July 4, 2008
It's hard to dislike a tween picture that opens with Eleanor Roosevelt, but if explaining mortgage meltdowns to their tots doesn't sent parents screaming, the performances will.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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