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75

Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
The result is fine fantasy fun.
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Warm-hearted and effective.
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75

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
A parable for adults -- particularly men.
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63

Boston Globe

By Jay Carr
Too bad The Kid gets bogged down in its sentimental manipulations. It has more going for it than you might suppose.
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Peter Stack
This slight, predictable comedy has appealing moments.
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50

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
There's nothing Disneyesque about this bomb except the forced levity of its musical score.
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50

USA Today

By Susan Wloszczyna
This boomer-coddling comic fantasy, in which a callous adult on the brink of 40 has a chance encounter with his pudgy, lisping 8-year-old...
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45

Mr. Showbiz

By Cody Clark
Every time the movie seems poised to veer into watchability, however, Turteltaub is there, like a beat cop for the Fun Police, reminding us...
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40

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
The comic screenplay...pivots on a toothless premise: Russ needs to get in touch with his inner child.
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38

New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
Neither can I imagine many sane adults wanting to put themselves through this movie.
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We love this movie.

By pkkarpinski
My kids and I still enjoy watching this movie after all these years. It is a smart, funny and interesting. My favorite Bruce Willis movies are .....Pulp Fiction, Loopers and The Kid. This movie...

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Rated PG | For mild language
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 8+ Very funny and genuinely insightful family movie.
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