Max Keeble's Big Move
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After having been outmatched in the live-action family film department by rival Nickelodeon in recent years, Disney jumps back into the kid-friendly fray with this comedy about a seventh grader (Alex D. Linz) who's mercilessly picked on by his school's bullies and by his principal (Larry Miller). When his parents (Nora Dunn and Robert Carradine) inform Max that they're moving at the end of the week, he takes the opportunity to exact several forms of creative revenge on his many tormenters. When it subsequently turns out that the Keebles aren't leaving town after all, little Max… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 29%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"A welcome slice of pie in the face."
‑ Jane Horwitz, Washington Post
"Bland, occasionally funny Disney comedy about a wayward seventh-grader."
‑ Jonathan Foreman, New York Post
"Slapstick humor and fun premise kids will love."
‑ Nell Minow, Common Sense Media
"Chances are that only kids will find the movie funny and entertaining."
‑ Heather Wadowski, Film Threat
"A Disney Channel sitcom pilot that no one over 13 would ever want to watch."
‑ Michael Dequina,
"The movie is nothing if not predictable."
‑ Pam Sitt, Seattle Times
"If there's no way to avoid seeing Keeble's Big Move, take along a book, ideally a hefty one. With the proper arm speed and angle of release, you can probably nail the projectionist."
‑ Cody Clark, Mr. Showbiz
"...I did enjoy [Mr. Belding's] cameo, but that doesn't change the fact that watching the movie is akin to sitting inside a Chuck E. Cheese for an hour and a half."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"Bogged down with the current clichés of prepubescent comedy."
‑ Bruce Feld, Film Journal International
"This movie is just for fun, and it fits the bill."
‑ Nell Minow, Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
"Exactly which children Disney hopes to captivate with Keeble's Big Movea little unclear."
‑ Jan Stuart, Newsday
"Children may enjoy its food fights, barf gags, slimy gross-outs, kid-power fantasies and adults' comic discomfiture, but there's not much here for anyone over 12."
‑ Bruce Westbrook, Houston Chronicle
"The moral of Max Keeble's Big Move is that it's awfully easy to say the right thing after getting away with the wrong thing."
‑ Jeffrey Westhoff, Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
"Parents may shift uneasily in their seats while their wee ones cheer on the food fights, crotch-kicking and dirty jockstrap gags."
‑ Scott Von Doviak, Fort Worth Star-Telegram/
"Pretty light-hearted and, at times, quite funny."
‑ Blake French,
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