The Kid
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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 has made a career out of telling people how to present themselves. But while he's a success in business, he's a failure in life; he's vain, mean-spirited, and hasn't been able to hold onto a marriage (or even a pet dog). One day, Russ is startled to meet Rusty (Spencer Breslin), a stocky kid whom he soon realizes is himself at the age of eight,… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 49%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"This comedy-fantasy about finding one's inner child falls flat on its face."
‑ Michael Wilmington, Chicago Tribune
"Insufferably cloying and sickly sweet for anyone with the least intolerance to 'find the inner child' saccharinity."
‑ Todd McCarthy, Variety
"...boring and slow and unfunny and a waste of Bruce Willis' time."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"Si el nio que alguna vez fuimos nos preguntara qu es lo ms importante que hemos aprendido en nuestra vida, qu responderamos?"
‑ Luis Martinez, Cinenganos
"Seldom does one find a film that meets expectations so thoroughly."
‑ John J. Puccio, Movie Metropolis
"Warm-hearted and effective."
‑ Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"Very funny and genuinely insightful family movie."
‑ Nell Minow, Common Sense Media
"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."
‑ John R. McEwen, Film Quips Online
"A compelling movie that challenges us to confront our inner child and incidents in the past which have deeply influenced us."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
"Too bad infamously awful director Jon Instinct Turteltaub is at the helm."
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"The Kid gets bogged down in its sentimental manipulations."
‑ Jay Carr, Boston Globe
"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."
‑ Michael Dequina,
"...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."
‑ James Sanford, Kalamazoo Gazette
"Boasts a terrific performance from Bruce Willis."
‑ Chuck Rudolph, Matinee Magazine
"A dishonest baby-boomer melodrama of inner-selfness."
‑ Wesley Morris, San Francisco Examiner
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