The Kid (2010)

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Kevin Lewis never had a chance. Growing up on a poverty-stricken London council estate, beaten and starved by his parents, bullied at school and abandoned by social services, his life was never his own. Even after he was put into care, he found himself out on the streets caught up in a criminal underworld that knew him as 'The Kid'. Yet Kevin survived to make a better life for himself. This international bestseller published in 2003 is his heartbreaking and inspiring story.

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This is an inspiring story, but it's badly told. Best read the book instead.

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

Aug 30, 2018 | Full Review…

It's so unsubtle in its characterisation and so plodding in its narrative that it's unlikely to reach much of an audience.

Jan 4, 2018 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

In this case, truth isn't stranger than fiction, it's just strangely hackneyed.

Sep 22, 2010 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…

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

Sep 22, 2010 | Rating: 3/5

A de-glamourised Natascha McElhone is so unconvincing as the harridan of a mother that her performance is hard to take seriously.

Sep 20, 2010 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

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