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Based on 27 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 0 )
  • 50
    C.W. Nevius San Francisco Chronicle

    What started out with the feel of a tight little kids' thriller turns into a Nickelodeon afternoon movie. show more

  • 25
    Mike Clark USA Today

    Kid's tone is off 100% of the time. The young actors are irredeemably bland, and two of the adults (Michael Des Barres' bank president, James LeGros' Storm Trooper-like security guard) are hammy enough to make James Brown seem controlled. show more

  • 63
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    A passable, but entirely uninspired "Spy Kids" wanna-be. show more

  • 50
    The Hollywood Reporter

    An action romp with heart. If that heart is somewhat misguided, it's hard to deny the family-friendly thrills and spills along the way. show more

  • 75
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    Catch That Kid respects all of the requirements of the genre, and the heist itself is worthy of "Ocean's Eleven" (either one; take your pick). show more

  • 50
    David Sterritt Christian Science Monitor

    There's a little humor, a little suspense, and not a hint of reality. You'll tune out quickly, unless you're 11. show more

  • 50
    Ty Burr Boston Globe

    Flatters its audience by dividing the grown-up world into mean idiots and nice idiots, which might be interestingly subversive if the movie had anything on its mind. Instead, it's just a Hollywood crash course: Heist Films 101. show more

  • 50
    Peter Debruge Premiere

    While this Kid isn't up to "Spy Kids" standards, the good news is the film hews closer to the high-concept kids' movies of the 1980s than to all that Disney Channel goo that's been repackaged for the big screen lately. show more

  • 50
    Rick Groen The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    The children are engaging yet the script and direction are not, which leaves the thing to get all bogged down in its own derivative mechanics. show more

  • 38
    Chicago Tribune

    It's a juicy premise, but the enactment is so dumbed-down -- by turns preposterous and predictable -- that you couldn't possibly fault your jaded children for yawning and rolling their eyes. show more

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