Star Kid (1997)




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Skinny seventh-grader Spencer spends recess avoiding class-bully Turbo. But when Spencer dons an android cyborsuit that crashed in a meteor, Turbo will be no trouble. Spencer then learns he must defeat the outer-space arachnid, Broodwarrior.
PG (violence, language)
Kids & Family , Science Fiction & Fantasy
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Joseph Mazzello
as Spencer Griffith
Joey Simmrin
as Turbo Bruntley
Alex Daniels
as Cyborsuit
Arthur Burghardt
as Cyborsuit Voice
Brian Simpson
as Broodwarrior
Richard Gilliland
as Rolan Griffith
Corinne Bohrer
as Janet Holloway
Ashlee Levitch
as Stacey Griffith
Lauren Eckstrom
as Michelle
Jack McGee
as Hank Bruntley
Alissa Ann Smego
as Burgerworld Girl
Fred Kronenberg
as Officer 1
Joshua Fardon
as Rookie Cop
Bobby Porter
as Trelkin/Nath
Larry Nicholas
as Trelkin/Tenris
Rusty Hanson
as Trelkin
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Critic Reviews for Star Kid

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Full Review… | March 25, 2009
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Full Review… | June 23, 2006
Time Out
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Full Review… | May 20, 2003
New York Times
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Full Review… | November 6, 2002
Minneapolis Star Tribune
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Full Review… | February 13, 2001
Los Angeles Times
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Full Review… | December 31, 1999
San Francisco Chronicle
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Audience Reviews for Star Kid

A good story, it definately show's Joe's comedic side, but I'm not much into science fiction so I thought it was a bit strange. Very funny though.

Carrie Spring
Carrie Spring

Despite pretty much being Spiderman from space, Star Kid is surprisingly good. It's not great, but it's good. It feels like a comic book origin story and contains many visual references to Spiderman, Iron Man, and Green Lantern before they were committed to film. Instead of CG, the aliens are mostly puppets, making the decade-old film age better than others. Spencer, played by Joseph Mazzello from Jurassic Park, is likable even if the plot is pretty generic (bullied nerd likes hot girl, becomes a superhero, gets revenge on bully while saving Earth). He plays a believable nerd and take-charge hero when the going gets tough, taking action against his aggressors even without the super star suit. Star Kid didn't make a big splash on anyone's radar, but it's a family adventure film that's more fun than most in the genre and superhero fans may like it as well.

Tom Radovich
Tom Radovich

you know if i lived the rest of my life without flixster reminding me of StarKid, it would have been fine. so theres my answer to this movie

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