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Kit Kittredge: An American Girl Reviews

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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.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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
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
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+
July 15, 2008
More depth than you would expect
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
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
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
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+
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
July 10, 2008
...sweet-tempered and endearing, mining several layers of nostalgia...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
July 10, 2008
If only all family films could be this good.
| Original Score: 3/4
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
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
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
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
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
July 7, 2008
A very sweet family film, a cross between Annie and Nancy Drew
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
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
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