Catch That Kid
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Bart Freundlich directs Catch That Kid, a Fox-financed U.S. remake of the Danish family action film KlatretÝsen (2002). Adventurous 12-year-old Maddy Phillips (Kristen Stewart) is an excellent mountain climber. Unfortunately, her father, Tom (Sam Robards), was severely injured on Mount Everest and requires a costly surgery to repair his spine. With the help of her friends (Max Thieriot and Corbin Bleu) and her climbing skills, Maddy develops a plan to rob a bank in order to finance her father's medical bills. Also starring Jennifer Beals as Maddy's mother, Molly, who happens to be the… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 12%

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"This thing is so silly and so ridiculous."
‑ Richard Roeper, Ebert & Roeper
"Offers little in the way of originality, real excitement or even genuinely transgressive behavior."
‑ Michael O'Sullivan, Washington Post
"Neither the planning of the heist, nor its execution is done with the skill needed for it to be compelling."
‑ Robert Roten, Laramie Movie Scope
"Your 8-year-old sister will love it... but then again, it was only a few years ago that she was eating poop - clearly her judgment can't be trusted."
‑ Oz,
"It's neither as funny as it needs to be nor serious enough to elicit more than a few crinkled brows from kids and their parents alike."
‑ Marc Savlov, Austin Chronicle
"Freundlich ... directs his first big studio film on autopilot, trudging through the motions and displaying little understanding of what appeals to young 'uns."
‑ Megan Lehmann, New York Post
"The movie isn't only boring; it's troubling."
‑ Ann Hornaday, Washington Post
"Catch That Kid, though not produced by Disney, has all the feel of a Disney Channel TV special."
‑ John J. Puccio, Movie Metropolis
"The script by Michael Brandt and Derek Haas strains credulity -to say the least! -- but if nothing else, it manages to work in all the obligatory heist movie cliches."
‑ Jim Lane, Sacramento News & Review
"Hmm. A mixed bag of messages for kids."
‑ Linda Cook, Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
"Gets more and more appalling the longer it goes on."
‑ Scott Von Doviak, Fort Worth Star-Telegram/
"Painfully bad. A real head-scratcher."
‑ Nell Minow, Common Sense Media
"If screenwriters Michael Brandt and Derek Haas atempted to write a servicable script, it isn't obvious."
‑ Forrest Hartman, Reno Gazette-Journal
"...[an] implausible hyperactive giddy go-cart caper...this junior-sized Mission: Impossible wannabe is nothing but an overwrought knockoff that doesn't measure up"
‑ Frank Ochieng, Movie Eye
"It's doubtful that anyone involved in Catch That Kid ever considered this anything more than a paycheck."
‑ Timothy Knight,
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