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Kit Kittredge: An American Girl Reviews

November 17, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
November 17, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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-
July 3, 2008
A gently thoughtful, audience-appropriate entertainment that assembles swell actors to play colorful characters who don't shy away from depicting serious hard times.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
July 2, 2008
The tweener girls for whom it is aimed deserve better. A mind is a terrible thing to waste.
July 2, 2008
This classy, heart-on-its-sleeve movie is packed with laudable life lessons and Depression-era trivia.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/5
July 2, 2008
This is a sweet, G-rated story of 1930s girl power, with nary a princess in sight.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
July 2, 2008
Kit Kittredge is proof of how far you can get with the right screenwriter -- in this instance one versed in Children's Adventures 101 -- and director.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
July 2, 2008
For what it is and for whom it's intended (young children), Kit Kittredge works and works wonderfully.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
July 2, 2008
Smart, empathetic, fun loving and, best of all, a delight for all audiences.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
July 2, 2008
A thoroughly satisfying and engaging children's picture that never forgets those kids probably didn't get to the theater by themselves.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
July 2, 2008
Kit Kittredge: An American Girl is rife with feisty, generous pleasures.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
July 2, 2008
There's nothing remotely cool about Kit Kittredge. That's why it's cool.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
July 2, 2008
This tale of a little girl's determination and grit during the Depression is an honest-to-goodness family movie, one that parents and children can enjoy equally and together.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
July 1, 2008
The edifying lesson -- that helping others brings out the best in us -- should sit well with everyone.
June 23, 2008
I think this film is very well-directed, and you have some very funny performances.
June 20, 2008
It's not only fresh and unassuming, but a film that serves, very nicely, the severely underserved audience of young girls.
June 20, 2008
Though predictable and unabashedly sentimental, the film is a warmly appealing tale of a bright girl bravely navigating tough times.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
June 20, 2008
Kit Kittredge is a gentle-spirited movie that also acknowledges the fact that we can't -- and shouldn't -- protect kids from everything.
June 20, 2008
One of the 10 best American movies released so far this year, Kit Kittredge: An American Girl is the surprisingly satisfying first theatrical film inspired by a long-running series of historically themed dolls.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
June 20, 2008
While the script feels a little stiff and moralistic at times, it's hard to fault a film with such an intelligent, good-hearted heroine.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
June 20, 2008
It appeals to kids while evoking genuine emotion without excessive sentimentality.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
June 20, 2008
The first feature film based on the highly popular American Girl book series -- there have already been three made-for-television American Girl movies -- plays out like a sweet-souled Nancy Drew mystery.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
June 20, 2008
Considering that it is inspired by one of the dolls in the American Girl product line, Kit Kittredge: An American Girl is some kind of a miracle: an actually good movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
June 20, 2008
Refreshingly sincere and full of wholesome can-do spirit.
June 19, 2008
It's all message, no tension.
Read More | Original Score: C-
June 19, 2008
I predict with great confidence that the big-screen debut of the American Girl brand will be a resounding success. This rosy prediction is based partly on the fact that Kit Kittredge is a solidly made movie...and partly on the fact that the America
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
June 19, 2008
[I continue] to cling stubbornly to the dowdy notion that kids deserve better than a sugarcoated portrait of our past or, for that matter, our present.
June 19, 2008
The packaging looks good for the most part. But there's still some assembly required.
June 19, 2008
The overall glow remains golden, of course. But with a dash of realism and more than a little intelligence, Kit Kittredge becomes a kiddie film that's worth an adult ticket, too.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
June 18, 2008
Plucky, likable and determined to succeed, much like its heroine, Kit Kittredge: An American Girl is a throwback to the kinds of movies they don't make anymore.
June 18, 2008
The movie and its pint-size star clear all hurdles subtly and valiantly with a surplus of charm, saving Kit Kittredge: American Girl from blandness and turning it into one of the summer's most pleasing surprises.