Metascore
33

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 27 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 27
  2. Negative: 13 out of 27
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  1. Reviewed by: Ty Burr
    50
    Flatters its audience by dividing the grown-up world into mean idiots and nice idiots, which might be interestingly subversive if the movie had anything on its mind. Instead, it's just a Hollywood crash course: Heist Films 101.
  2. Reviewed by: Luke Sader
    50
    An action romp with heart. If that heart is somewhat misguided, it's hard to deny the family-friendly thrills and spills along the way.
  3. Reviewed by: Kevin Carr
    50
    It’s not a great film, and it does rely a bit too much on the “evil bank” motif, but it might be worth a Saturday afternoon with the kids.
  4. Reviewed by: Peter Debruge
    50
    While this Kid isn't up to "Spy Kids" standards, the good news is the film hews closer to the high-concept kids' movies of the 1980s than to all that Disney Channel goo that's been repackaged for the big screen lately.
  5. There's a little humor, a little suspense, and not a hint of reality. You'll tune out quickly, unless you're 11.
  6. 50
    Mr. Freundlich's naturalistic sensibility gets in the way of the film's broad fantasy elements, turning what might have been a stylized romp like Robert Rodriguez's "Spy Kids" into something a little too real for comfort.
  7. The children are engaging yet the script and direction are not, which leaves the thing to get all bogged down in its own derivative mechanics.
  8. What started out with the feel of a tight little kids' thriller turns into a Nickelodeon afternoon movie.
  9. 40
    The heist itself is a charm with the kids zipping about in go-karts and eluding klutzy security guards, but the film seems trapped in a strange Twilight Zone somewhere between comedy and drama.
  10. 40
    A parade of missed opportunities.
  11. Reviewed by: Angel Cohn
    40
    This heist flick is far more likely to drive audiences away than catch and keep anyone's interest in the title kid -- or more accurately, kids.
User Score
5.7

Mixed or average reviews- based on 13 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 1 out of 5
  1. AnnaR.
    Jun 25, 2006
    10
    Incredible. Absolutly loved it.