The Kid

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Kevin Lewis grew up in poverty and through hard work made a better life for himself.

Cast & Crew

Ioan Gruffudd
Colin Smith
Rupert Friend
Kevin Lewis
Bernard Hill
Uncle David
Ralph Brown
Gordon Peters
Kevin Lewis
Screenwriter
Nick Moran
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Kevin Lewis
Executive Producer
Stephen May
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Ed Atkinson
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Ilan Eshkeri
Original Music
Peter Wignall
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Trevor Waite
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Critic Reviews for The Kid

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  • Director Nick Moran obviously feels strongly about the material but fails to create a consistent tone.

    September 22, 2010 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • Nick Moran -- like Casey Affleck, an actor-turned-director -- marshals his relentlessly grim material unflinchingly, and Rupert Friend, as the adult Kevin, is engaging and convincing in a complex role.

    September 16, 2010 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • If you have tears, prepare to shed them for some other tale of woe.

    September 16, 2010 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…
  • Lewis' story is unquestionably horrific but by forcing it into the mould of a triumph-over-adversity heart-warmer, all of the raw, nasty edges have been smoothed off to leave a sickly-sweet wad of gloop.

    September 16, 2010 | Rating: 1/5
  • This is an inspiring story, but it's badly told. Best read the book instead.

    September 15, 2010 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

    Anna Smith

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  • Although there are a few nice-ish cameos - Ioan Gruffudd pops up, as do James Fox and Jodie Whittaker - it's not enough to save this film from itself or give it any kind of emotional authenticity.

    August 30, 2018 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Kid

  • Sep 20, 2010
    bullied terribly as a kid, kevin goes on to live his life withdrawn and a furious temper but events turn his life around which was to be written as a best seller , called the kid, a film with terrific performances capturing the real kevin, as seen at end of film, the 3 actors get him down great, the stry itself shows his transformation, from a troubled bullied youth to failed businessman and tough backstreet fighter for money, the direction brings a sense of the time, and some terrific directing choices, adding to the story a lot, certain parts of his looking grim, his parents story a toiugh watch at times and coming across as a very tough childhood, great music f the period comes off great also. and fine support from everyone involved
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