The Kid Reviews

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September 20, 2019
This has far, far too many soliloquies... The material itself isn't worthy of it.
June 22, 2019
An above-average oater.
May 6, 2019
A notable western that sharply reformulates the legend of Billy the Kid. [Full Review in Spanish]
April 30, 2019
The Kid follows an unusual narrative structure, lollygagging from one setting to another, and taking far too long to make its point.
April 29, 2019
As much as the doomsayers insist, the western will never die. [Full review in Spanish]
April 29, 2019
A notable effort. [Full Review in Spanish]
April 24, 2019
Stimulating but hardly enduring. [Full review in Spanish]
March 21, 2019
THE KID is the first movie in some time that I have seen that makes good use of DeHaan's odd unsettling charisma.
March 16, 2019
The Kid feels alternatively rushed and too slow - short on characterization and motivation but dense with meaningless, trite conversations that try and fail to say something interesting about trauma.
March 13, 2019
'The Kid' is a solid, violent Western.
March 12, 2019
It's all pretty conspicuously average, but The Kid comes to life in its second half, when Hawke takes center stage. Unsurprisingly, he's the best thing in the movie by a country mile.
March 9, 2019
What comes from this casting are some questionable scenes where acting was not on par with other performances in the film. Had some other actors been cast, the film could have come off stronger but instead felt stunted and off in several scenes.
March 8, 2019
The Kid ends up shooting itself in the foot with a screenplay mired in clichés, and none of the characters or performances seems to gel.
March 8, 2019
First-time director D'Onofrio has as an admirable visual style, whether we get medium-long-shot takes or intimate close-ups. This is a good-looking period piece film, percolating with top-tier performances.
March 8, 2019
It succeeds sporadically as a corrective anti-myth, but as a story about people, it fails to come to life.
March 8, 2019
"The Kid" manages some picturesque shots of Western landscapes, and Hawke, who has hit a career stride in recent years, wouldn't know how to turn in a bad performance if he tried. But there's not enough here to make this journey worth taking.
March 8, 2019
Simultaneously wants to humanize and mythologize its cowboys - and neither effort works.
March 8, 2019
An excellent cast rides through some predictable paces.
March 8, 2019
It strives for the depth of 'Unforgiven,' but falls considerably short of that example of a clever premise foiled by self-indulgent execution.
March 8, 2019
This relegation of female characters to the sidelines is depressing for a film released in 2019, especially because it seems entirely possible to have a film looking at masculinity without reducing women to archetypes.
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