The Kid & I
The Kid & I (2005)

Bill Williams is a down-and-out actor who is unexpectedly hired to write a sequel a la "True Lies," the action film that made him famous more than a decade ago. When Bill learns that his co-star is Aaron Roman, a rich kid with no… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: October 24, 2006
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Critic Score: 33% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Well-intentioned but sappy, The Kid & I is a strange hybrid of comedy and cinema verite.

Lou Lumenick
New York Post

The mesmerizingly awful The Kid & I is a historic first: a comedy about the making of a vanity production that is itself a vanity production.

Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News

Tom Arnold does have talent, but some self-defeating streak keeps him from using it.

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Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com

Tom Arnold wrote and stars in this heart-on-sleeve "comedy" that will go down in cinema history as one of the most awkward additions ever made to the genre.

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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper

It's terribly uneven, it's far too corny and it's really not all that great, but it's so strange and so compelling that you have to see it.

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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times

What sets The Kid & I apart from most Hollywood comedies is its restraint, on the part of Arnold, both as writer and actor, as well as Spheeris. Comedy actually grows out of character and situation.

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Doris Toumarkine
Film Journal International

Works most poignantly as a testament to a father's love and an unapologetic celebration of Hollywood's m.o.

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Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger

It would be nice to say that The Kid & I delivers a heartwarming message of perseverance while showing a lighter side of Arnold and spotlighting a new star. Unfortunately, it would not be true.

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Robert Denerstein
Denver Rocky Mountain News

This wan attempt at inspirational comedy doesn't bother to look closely at anything.

Matt Pais
Metromix.com

Has straight-to-DVD written all over it.

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Flixster Audience Score: 33% Flixster User Reviews
Sarah Prisbylla
Cute and touching movie - but it was weird and seemed like it was made just like the movie in the movie...if that makes sense...