The Kid (2010)
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Critic Reviews for The Kid
This is an inspiring story, but it's badly told. Best read the book instead.
In this case, truth isn't stranger than fiction, it's just strangely hackneyed.
Director Nick Moran obviously feels strongly about the material but fails to create a consistent tone.
A de-glamourised Natascha McElhone is so unconvincing as the harridan of a mother that her performance is hard to take seriously.
It's a heck of a lot better than director Nick Moran's last movie (Joe Meek biopic Telstar), but could have done with tighter storytelling and better casting.
Audience Reviews for The Kid
best film I've seen in ages I even shed a tear! bring your teenagers to see it then they might appreciate you and a normal family after watching it !
Till when will film makers realize "based on a true story" is nothing. On the contrary, the script has to be double outstanding to impress its viewers. I am not sure how much Kevin Lewis (the "true character", the original biography author, plus the (adapted) screenplay writer of this film) had intervened during production, it just looks so strange & inconsistent in the whole. Bad adaptation, bad directing & bad acting of the leading Rupert Friend.
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