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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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All Critics (16) | Top Critics (1)

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

September 15, 2010 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
Time Out
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In this case, truth isn't stranger than fiction, it's just strangely hackneyed.

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

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

September 22, 2010 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
London Evening Standard

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

September 20, 2010 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
Daily Express (UK)

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.

September 17, 2010 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
Daily Mirror (UK)

The Kid is an accomplished adaptation of Lewis's novel that hammers home Kevin's suffering at the hands of a monstrous matriarch.

September 17, 2010 | Full Review…
Liverpool Echo

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