• Released
  • March 16, 2012
  • (Limited)
  • NR , 1 hr 27 min
  • Art House/Foreign
    Drama
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The Kid With a Bike Synopsis
Abandoned by his father, a young boy finds himself left in the charge of an unqualified caretaker.
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Critic Ratings

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100

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
The Dardennes achieve lyricism without seeming to try.
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100

Washington Post

By Ann Hornaday
Leery filmgoers can exhale: The Kid With a Bike may hew faithfully to the Dardennes' house style of spare, lucid storytelling. But without...
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100

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
No one charts the wilds of childhood more precisely than the Dardennes.
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100

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Working on a scale that's minuscule by studio standards, the Dardenne brothers have made yet another movie that does what Hollywood used to...
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90

The Hollywood Reporter

Kindness is evident in even the most hurt or exasperated moments of de France's lovely performance as Samantha. But then, kindness couched...
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88

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
It's the powerful emotional punch their films deliver - and this one is no exception - that elevate the game, that make them so satisfying,...
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80

NPR

By Jeannette Catsoulis
The Kid With a Bike feels as vulnerable as Cyril's unformed character. Within its tight 87 minutes, not a lot happens, unless you count the...
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80

Movieline

By Stephanie Zacharek
The real strength of The Kid with a Bike is the cautious but generous warmth of its storytelling. Not much happens in The Kid with a Bike,...
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80

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
It's miles away from big-budget, pop-culture entertainment, but you may be surprised by its impact.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
What it means in practice is that, with a Dardennes movie, nothing much seems to be going on - until everything seems to be going on. We...
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Rated NR | For Violence, Brief Language, Thematic Elements and Smoking
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 16+ Downbeat but powerful drama about childhood and love.
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