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Both a celebration of child actors and a cautionary tale about the profession, Showbiz Kids offers a revelatory perspective on the pitfalls and rewards of Hollywood stardom. Read critic reviews

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All Critics (24) | Top Critics (7) | Fresh (22) | Rotten (2)

  • Seem[s] like it's pulling its punches.

    February 2, 2021 | Full Review…
  • What [Alex Winter has] made here is a perceptive, sensitive film in which actors tell their own stories - some sad, many simply complicated.

    July 21, 2020 | Full Review…
  • Child stardom now feels like one of the last aspirations of a decadent, no-future America. And Showbiz Kids is an invaluable primer of its risks and rewards.

    July 17, 2020 | Full Review…
  • Framed from the hindsight of #MeToo, the stories told by Milla Jovovich and Evan Rachel Wood are particularly harrowing...

    July 16, 2020 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…
  • Without ever delving into sensationalism... [Alex] Winter presents a calm, lucid and enlightening case for why kids should stay away from showbiz and parents shouldn't encourage them - not that the ones who are so inclined will listen, of course.

    July 14, 2020 | Full Review…
  • Mostly it's as disturbing as the public and media interest in the child star who goes off the rails.

    July 14, 2020 | Full Review…

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