The Kid Reviews

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
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.
March 8, 2019
The script is laden with painfully outdated representations and vacillates between snooze-inducing speechifying and bare-bones storytelling that doesn't elucidate a damn thing
March 8, 2019
Ethan Hawke and Dane DeHaan ride tall in Vincent D'Onofrio's fresh take on the saga of Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid.
March 8, 2019
Check out "The Kid" for some pleasant entertainment.
March 7, 2019
[An] absorbing, well-structured and superbly acted movie.
March 7, 2019
"The Kid" often struggles to find its footing.
March 7, 2019
"The Kid" feels less like an actual movie than a table-napkin idea for one.
March 7, 2019
An enjoyable and finely acted take on an oft-told story.
March 6, 2019
There's gunplay aplenty, but nothing about "The Kid" sets it apart from the many Billy movies that have preceded it.