The Kid
The Kid (2000)

If you could talk to the child that you used to be, what advice would you give him? That question forms the basis of this comic fantasy. Forty-year-old Russ Duritz (Bruce Willis) is a wealthy and powerful "image consultant" who… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: January 23, 2003
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Critic Score: 49% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Critics find The Kid to be too sweet and the movie's message to be annoyingly simplistic.

Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune

This comedy-fantasy about finding one's inner child falls flat on its face.

Todd McCarthy
Variety

Insufferably cloying and sickly sweet for anyone with the least intolerance to 'find the inner child' saccharinity.

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

...boring and slow and unfunny and a waste of Bruce Willis' time.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

Warm-hearted and effective.

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

Very funny and genuinely insightful family movie.

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John R. McEwen
Film Quips Online

This is obviously a blowoff role for Willis; apart from a few frantic scenes where he thinks he's crazy, he appears to be reading lines in his sleep.

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Jay Carr
Boston Globe

The Kid gets bogged down in its sentimental manipulations.

Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com

There's something even more hard-to-take than a cherubic tot trying his or her darndest to be adorable: it's an ugly kid acting annoying.

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James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette

...revives that "inner child" pop-psychology drivel that was popular for about two months back in 1991. ...a syrupy second act full of painful memories involving sick parents, handicapped dogs (no joke!) and forgotten ambitions.

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Flixster Audience Score: 49% Flixster User Reviews
Candy Rose
This is a cute movie about a man who is being followed by himself as a kid. He learns what he needs to do to change the course of history. Good plot. Good cast.
Leigh Ryan
One of favorite Bruce movies. Fabulous film.
Jason Owens
Russ Duritz (Bruce Willis) is a successful, but not so happy image consultant. Something might change for him when his 8-year-old self visits himself. That… More
Dean McKenna
Funny, charming and touching of Willis' magical comedy film.
Bobby Hobbs
Positives: Bruce Willis plays a pretty amazing role. The entire reason this movie can be called semi-sucessful. It has a lot of funny part's and the plot… More
Al S
Incrediably hilarious. It packs plenty of outragious laughs and alot of heart. Bruce Willis is hilarious. One of his best and entertaining performances. One of… More

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