Metascore
75

Generally favorable reviews - based on 31 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 27 out of 31
  2. Negative: 1 out of 31
  1. Reviewed by: Ty Burr
    100
    Implicitly acknowledges and celebrates the glorious chicanery and self-delusion of this most American of businesses, and for that reason it may be the most oddly honest Hollywood document of all.
  2. Reviewed by: Ron Wells
    100
    I've already seen at least 20 documentaries this year. They've left me amused, sad, informed, bored, pissed-off, whatever. I'm willing to bet, though, that I don't see another this year as richly entertaining or as cathartic as The Kid Stays in the Picture. Is it really that good? You better believe it.
  3. A candy store for film buffs.
  4. 100
    This stuff is golden. Directors Brett Morgan and Nanette Burstein make sure the movie goes down like potato chips. It's great fun and compulsively watchable. And don't leave before Dustin Hoffman makes a hilarious appearance as the credits roll.
  5. 100
    Has to be one of the must-see films for any student of Hollywood fame and infamy.
  6. An imaginative self-profile of producer Robert Evans, could well be the most totally irresistible movie of the summer.
  7. 90
    One of the funniest, and most telling, films of the year. The filmmakers call "Kid" a documentary, but the movie is one of the unusual kind that is firmly lodged inside the subject's perspective.
  8. Reviewed by: David Edelstein
    90
    A breezy hoot, and it's gorgeous to look at.
  9. A smart, funny and strangely touching film.
  10. 88
    A new documentary about the life of this producer who put together one of the most remarkable winning streaks in Hollywood history, and followed it with a losing streak that almost destroyed him. It's one of the most honest films ever made about Hollywood.
  11. Evans makes a terrific raconteur, imitating voices and putting us behind the scenes.

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