88

New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
One of the 10 best American movies released so far this year, Kit Kittredge: An American Girl is the surprisingly satisfying first theatrical film inspired by a long-running series of historically themed dolls.
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88

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Just about perfect for its target audience, and more than that. It has a great look, engaging performances, real substance and even a few whispers of political ideas, all surrounding the freshness and charm of Abigail Breslin, who was 11 when it was filmed.
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83

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
A smart, playful, informative pleasure.
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80

The Hollywood Reporter

By Sheri Linden
Offers solid, kid-friendly storytelling.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Ruthe Stein
Much as she did in "Little Miss Sunshine," Breslin imbues Kit with joy.
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75

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
The period ambience, comforting yet urgent, is the best part of Kit Kittredge - that and Breslin, who never once gets actressy.
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70

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
It's not only fresh and unassuming, but a film that serves, very nicely, the severely underserved audience of young girls.
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63

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
While the film starring Abigail Breslin as a resourceful 10-year-old is faithful to the Kit books, it's pokey where it should be perky.
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63

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
This sweetly enjoyable family film stars the endearing Abigail Breslin as Kit. And, refreshingly, it's actually about something -- the Great Depression -- and tackles such serious issues as prejudice, poverty and homelessness.
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60

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
It's certainly been a while since we've seen a movie this resolutely old-fashioned. But while the script feels a little stiff and moralistic at times, it's hard to fault a film with such an intelligent, good-hearted heroine.
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63 out of 100
Generally favorable reviews
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