Chicago Tribune

By Loren King
It's the pre-teen set who will revel in the adolescent angst and anarchic high jinks of Max Keeble.
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New York Post

By Jonathan Foreman
Bland, occasionally funny.
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Miami Herald

Realistic, it's not. But Max Keeble's Big Move, predictable though it may be, makes most of the right moves for the older elementary/younger middle school market.
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Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
It is the kind of movie one enjoys more at 8, or even 12, than at 16 and up.
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TV Guide

By Steve Simels
A shamelessly derivative, if basically likeable, kid's picture.
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New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
It's just a setup for another bad sight gag that ends up where the script itself belongs, in the trash.
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USA Today

By Claudia Puig
The real shocker is how many grown men it took to conceive and write this lamebrained tale.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Garish, squeal-pitched preteen comedy.
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Film Threat

By Heather Wadowski
Even though children will probably enjoy the film, without any intelligent humor or surprises, Max Keeble's Big Move will definitely disappoint those who were born before 1988.
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
A movie like this depends on clever bits and incidents, but there's little invention here to disguise the film's formulaic nature.
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40 out of 100
Mixed or average reviews
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