Max Keeble's Big Move

2001

Max Keeble's Big Move

Critics Consensus

Max Keeble may be fun for kids, but bland and unoriginal for adults.

29%

TOMATOMETER

Total Count: 56

38%

Audience Score

User Ratings: 19,866
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Movie Info

After having been outmatched in the live-action family film department by rival Nickelodeon in recent years, Disney jumps back into the kid-friendly fray with this comedy about a seventh grader (Alex D. Linz) who's mercilessly picked on by his school's bullies and by his principal (Larry Miller). When his parents (Nora Dunn and Robert Carradine) inform Max that they're moving at the end of the week, he takes the opportunity to exact several forms of creative revenge on his many tormenters. When it subsequently turns out that the Keebles aren't leaving town after all, little Max is left to the mercy of those he's just humiliated. Max Keeble's Big Move is the second feature film from Tim Hill, the nephew of famed director George Roy Hill (The Sting).

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Cast

Alex D. Linz
as Max Keeble
Larry Miller
as Principal Elliott T. Jindraike
Jamie Kennedy
as Evil Ice Cream Man
Zena Grey
as Megan
Clifton Davis
as Superintendant Knebworth
Amy Hill
as Mrs. Rangoon
Noel Fisher
as Troy McGinty
Amber Valletta
as Ms. Dingman
Justin Berfield
as Caption Writer
Veronica Alicino
as Mrs. Talia, Social Studies Teacher
Greg Lewis
as The Janitor
Chely Wright
as Mrs. Styles, Homeroom Teacher
Jonathan Osser
as Worried Kid
Cory Hodges
as Yearbook Photographer
Kyle Sullivan
as Techie Kid
Myra
as Chelsea
Sarah Rush
as Ms. Lane, School Nurse
Chelsea Bond
as Mrs. Didion, English Teacher
Shawn Pyfrom
as Bus Prankster
Dennis Haskins
as Mr. Kohls, Band Teacher
Teddy Lane Jr.
as P.E. Teacher
Martin Spanjers
as Runty Band Member
Countess Vaughn
as Office Admin. Assistant
Bryan Matsuura
as Eighth Grader No. 1
Andy Morrow
as Eighth Grader No. 2
Adam Lamberg
as Eighth Grader No. 3 on Bike
Nick Albert
as Eighth Grader in Gym
E.J. De La Pena
as Pudgy 7th Grader
Ashly Holloway
as Adorable 6-Year-Old Girl
Brendan Hill
as Pimply 7th Grader
Marcus Toji
as Food Fight Chess Player
Zachary Spound
as Julius Klinghoffer
Alexandra Kaplan
as Kelly Lloyd
Maximillian Kesmodel
as 4-Year-Old Max
Christian Boewe
as 6-Year-Old Troy
Jon Ryckman
as Slav No. 1, Football Player
Steve Provenzano
as Slav No. 2, Football Player
Joe Unitas
as Slav No. 3, Football Player
Romeo Miller
as Himself
Marcus Hopson
as Pizza Parlor Kid
Nicholas T. King
as Skater Wannabe
Tony Hawk
as Himself
Riley Hawk
as Skateboard Kid
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Critic Reviews for Max Keeble's Big Move

All Critics (56) | Top Critics (21)

Audience Reviews for Max Keeble's Big Move

  • Aug 10, 2011
    Max Keeble: We're moving?! There is nothing special or memorable about 'Max Keeble's Big Move', except maybe a few light-hearted moments and a few funny jokes, but that's about it. This will most likely please kids between 5-10, but if your older, stay far away. The acting is a joke, and that's probably the nicest thing I can say about this movie. The lead Alex D. Linz, is a very annoying actor, whose lack of talent makes his character unbearable. Larry Miller is the only redeeming aspect of the film, but his performance is a low-brow. As if this couldn't get ridiculous enough, they casted Jamie Kennedy in this reck, who is another failed actor. Ultimately, this will please the younglings, but adults will not be pleased. Not recommended. Read more reviews at www.creedsdelight.com
    Matt G Super Reviewer
  • Jun 14, 2011
    Why does Disney punish themselves by making so many live actions? I'll admit I like Haunted Mansion, but there weren't many other good Disney live action films. Country Bears? No. Shaggy Dog remake? No. Bedtime Stories? No. The Gameplan. NO! High School Musical? NONONONONO!!!! But it seems this may be the movie that started the whole trend, and considering how bad it was, way to start it off. The only good thing I can really say about it is it has Josh Peck. However, even Josh Peck had a pretty bad performance. In addition, it was pretty weird to have him have that high voice. It was like someone shoved a trumpet down his throat and recorded his voice in autotune, WHILE he was being beat up by Mike Tyson. Not to mention he tries way too hard to be funny. The other actors didn't do much better. There wasn't a single actor who did a good job, and Larry Miller's performance as the Principal was way over done. Why didn't they just hire Profion from the DnD movie to do it? Alex D. Linz obviously didn't memorize his lines, because he seemed to be stuttering ALL the time. Not impressed. The plot was pretty uncreative and unbelievably predictable. Kid's parents are moving, so he does a bunch of bad stuff because he will be gone before finding out that there not moving, but not after abandoning his friends and angering school bullies. How suspensful! But there's one thing that seperates this crappy live action disney movie from every other. There's an evil ice cream man!! Wait, what? An evil ice cream man? There was literally NO reason to have an evil ice cream man in this movie! NO REASON!!!! Maybe if the kids had been older, the humor more adult, a better cast, and the company not being Disney, it would have been a better movie. Sadly, things didn't go our way.
    Marc L Super Reviewer
  • Jun 04, 2011
    Max Keeble should've been a few years older, the movie would've appealed to a much larger audience. Although I think they were targeting the unfortunately titled 'pre-teens.' Decent kids movie.
    Dillon L Super Reviewer
  • May 28, 2011
    an entertainingly fun family comedy with a funny way of surviving middle school, a weird and hysterical way. B+
    Juan C Super Reviewer

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