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Overall Rating
2.79

Awesome: 7.69%
Worth A Look: 25%
Average: 13.46%
Pretty Bad46.15%
Total Crap: 7.69%

5 reviews, 22 user ratings


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Kid, The (2000)
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by Greg Muskewitz

"Childish."
2 stars

Russ Duritz, as a grown up Bruce Willis is a “dogless, chickless jerk with a twitch,” and when his 8-year-old version shows up in his house, he tries to block out the terrible childhood memories associated with the kid’s embonpoint and wimpiness.

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The Kid. Russ Duritz, as a grown up Bruce Willis is a “dogless, chickless jerk with a twitch,” and when his 8-year-old version shows up in his house, he tries to block out the terrible childhood memories associated with the kid’s embonpoint and wimpiness. The duo is forced to stay together for lack of alternatives, and it’s supposed to be a life-altering experience particularly for the unhappy elder. Designed as a family vehicle, the trite movie is actually quite devoid of most youngster interest, and writer Audrey Wells (who made an impressionable directorial debut with Guinevere) does nothing to sustain that interest except for the occasional visual draw or comic situation, but everything else is either over the head of the children, or much too underwhelming for any adult or adolescent participant. The message is a contrived one anyway, with a kecklish love-plot, but director Jon Turteltaub knows how to lay on the sap and spread the dreck. And what’s with Bruce Willis’ characters suddenly not being able to be seen? Is this Sixth Sense gig of his beginning to be his new trend?

With Spencer Breslin, Lily Tomlin, Emily Mortimer, Chi McBride and Matthew Perry.

Final Verdict: D.

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User Comments

4/06/12 SEAN DUTRA ok at first but slumps 2 stars
1/14/09 Shaun Wallner This movie was stupid! 2 stars
12/15/07 Pamela White very cute when bruce meets himself 4 stars
8/17/05 ES Something about the kid = makes me just want to smack him. 1 stars
7/04/04 thegoat cute and fun. relax and enjoy this flick. I laughed and laughed. 4 stars
6/09/04 Nobody Poorly done disney feel-good 2 stars
1/13/03 Jack Sommersby Competent though unremarkable Disney fare. Pleasant performances. 3 stars
2/20/02 Xaver Bruce, Bruce, Bruce...what made you do it? 2 stars
11/01/01 Andrew Carden Lilly Tomlin Kicks Ass....but She's Only In It For 15 Damn Minutes!!! 2 stars
8/07/01 Marks Brothers To label this total crap insults the movies that are genuinely total crap; unbearable flick 1 stars
7/24/01 SJKelley The young kid steals this movie. MsAsh's review is again ridiculous. 4 stars
5/01/01 DREDD nice movie that everyone should see 4 stars
4/09/01 Nidal the movie was a success! Bruce willis was born for his part!!! 5 stars
3/05/01 voyant Sentimental comedies rarely work this well. 4 stars
2/04/01 Turtle It starts off kind of slow, but after the first 5 minutes, it's great! One of my favorites! 5 stars
1/29/01 Stuntman Bruce was great, the rest was crap-on-a-stick 2 stars
10/23/00 PoOh#7 Bit slow on at the start but preety good other wise 5 stars
7/31/00 Rusty One of the summer's best. Touching and funny and never annoying. Willis for Best Actor! 5 stars
7/24/00 Tyler Peterson IT SUCKED 1 stars
7/22/00 Boy In The Designer Bubble A night of my life gone, watching this flick. I've grown up to be a loser! 1 stars
7/17/00 Michael Grimm a little slow to develop but the ending was worth it 4 stars
7/14/00 Elizabeth ramos Just one of his best movies 4 stars
IF YOU'VE SEEN THIS FILM, RATE IT!
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USA
  07-Jul-2000 (PG)

UK
  N/A

Australia
  26-Sep-2000 (PG)


Directed by
  Jon Turteltaub

Written by
  Audrey Wells

Cast
  Bruce Willis
  Spencer Breslin
  Emily Mortimer
  Lily Tomlin
  Chi McBride



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