The Kid & I Synopsis
A teenager who suffers from cerebral palsy dreams of being an action star.
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Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Not a great film, but you know what? It achieves what it sets out to achieve, and it isn't boring, and it kept me intrigued and involved....
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Los Angeles Times

By Kevin Thomas
It is difficult to imagine anyone but Spheeris pulling off this movie, undercutting all mawkishness, bringing to it nuance and shading, not...
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It's the weird proximity of fact and fiction that could push this Penelope Spheeris-directed comedy into another cultish realm entirely.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Wayne's World's Penelope Spheeris directs and also plays herself, in a movie with a message as self-congratulatory as it is meta: All...
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The A.V. Club

By Tasha Robinson
Shamelessly manipulating his audience, wallowing in his highly questionable premise, and above all mocking himself, Arnold bulls ahead...
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L.A. Weekly

By Mark Olsen
Gores certainly seems to be enjoying himself, and diplomacy and plain old good taste prevent one from saying much of anything about his...
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New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
Arnold's heart is in the right place, but somebody needs to save him from himself - and soon.
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Chicago Tribune

By Robert K. Elder
Though The Kid & I falters as both a comedy and an After School Special, it works as a rather touching episode of "This is Your Life," with...
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TV Guide

By Maitland McDonagh
No matter how you parse it, the film is a bizarre muddle.
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New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
THE mesmerizingly awful The Kid & I is a historic first: a comedy about the making of a vanity production that is ITSELF a vanity...
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Rated PG-13 | For some language, crude humor and drug references