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A fever-dream fable about a rebellious girl who spends her time roaming the land, leaving destruction in her wake.(c) Official Facebook

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 77%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"[A] minimalist, rule-breaking exercise in head-scratching human behavior."
‑ Gary Goldstein, Los Angeles Times
"Aguirre is a find-she has none of the precociousness of the typical screen tween-but the movie's magical-realist elements don't jibe with the unstudied naturalism of her performance."
‑ Sam Adams, Time Out New York
"Its main character's moral predicament with a woman inside a pit becomes a muddle of confused symbolism and trite psychoanalysis."
‑ Tina Hassannia, Slant Magazine
"If Spirit of the Beehive took place in Napoleon Dynamite country, it might turn out like David Zellner's absurd and wrenching coming-of-age tale."
‑ Peter Keough, Boston Phoenix
"Zellner handles the material delicately, treating her apparent psychosis like an ill-fated by-product of growing up. This strange yet wistful dynamic suggests Harmony Korine adapting Judy Blume."
‑ Drew Hunt, Chicago Reader
"Like Days of Heaven on paint fumes, a languid, occasionally hilarious, occasionally poetic coming-of-age story."
‑ William Goss, MSN Movies
"Beneath the affectations, there's poetry in Kid-Thing, and truth in its depiction of how absolute freedom can be a kind of trap."
‑ Noel Murray, The Dissolve
"Fans of mindlessly smashing things to pieces with blunt instruments will go crazy for Kid-Thing."
‑ Charlie Lyne, Ultra Culture
"The film is, if nothing else, an interesting meditation on how a child who grows up without guidance might react to a situation that requires judgment."
‑ Neil Genzlinger, New York Times
"Spearheaded by phenomenal pint-sized lead Sydney Aguirre, this challenging third feature from the Zellner Brothers retains much of their provocative trademark idiocy but navigates darker waters."
‑ Ronnie Scheib, Variety
"Without a compelling narrative to hold the scenes together it's hard work with little reward, even for a committed audience."
‑ Paul Gallagher, The List
"Beneath the affectations, there's a real poetry to Kid-Thing, and a deeper truth in its depiction of what The Simpsons once dubbed "horrible, horrible freedom.""
‑ Noel Murray, AV Club
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