75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Catch That Kid respects all of the requirements of the genre, and the heist itself is worthy of "Ocean's Eleven" (either one; take your pick).
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63

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
A passable, but entirely uninspired "Spy Kids" wanna-be.
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50

Premiere

By Peter Debruge
While this Kid isn't up to "Spy Kids" standards, the good news is the film hews closer to the high-concept kids' movies of the 1980s than to all that Disney Channel goo that's been repackaged for the big screen lately.
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50

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Rick Groen
The children are engaging yet the script and direction are not, which leaves the thing to get all bogged down in its own derivative mechanics.
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50

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
Flatters its audience by dividing the grown-up world into mean idiots and nice idiots, which might be interestingly subversive if the movie had anything on its mind. Instead, it's just a Hollywood crash course: Heist Films 101.
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By C.W. Nevius
What started out with the feel of a tight little kids' thriller turns into a Nickelodeon afternoon movie.
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50

The Hollywood Reporter

An action romp with heart. If that heart is somewhat misguided, it's hard to deny the family-friendly thrills and spills along the way.
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50

Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
There's a little humor, a little suspense, and not a hint of reality. You'll tune out quickly, unless you're 11.
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33

Entertainment Weekly

By Scott Brown
''Kid'' seeks to ''empower'' its target audience of recent Pokémon grads with an adult antihero desperation that feels preemptive and inappropriate.
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25

USA Today

By Mike Clark
Kid's tone is off 100% of the time. The young actors are irredeemably bland, and two of the adults (Michael Des Barres' bank president, James LeGros' Storm Trooper-like security guard) are hammy enough to make James Brown seem controlled.
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33 out of 100
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