Home > Movie > K > Kicking & Screaming > Reviews

Kicking & Screaming Reviews

Kicking & Screaming


Genre :


Release Date :

May 13, 2005

MPAA Rating :


Director :

Jesse Dylan

Starring :

Will Ferrell, Robert Duvall, Mike Ditka, Kate Walsh, Jim Turner, Jarrad Paul

REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Nothing's perfect, but it's worth seeing.    Readers  5 of 5 [Rate It]

1 of 4

“..the movie takes an indestructible genre...and makes it barely watchable...”
by John Monaghan [Detroit Free Press]
3 of 5

“..the film proves to be only moderate itself..”
by Kerry Bennett [Grading The Movies]
“..more enjoyable than a lot of what passes for family entertainment these days...”
by Michael Rechtshaffen [The Hollywood Reporter]
3.5 of 5

“..Kicking & Screaming is the sound of Will Ferrell on autopilot...”
by [E! Online]
2.5 of 4

“..it never really finds its own individuality..”
by Kit Bowen [Hollywood]
2 of 4

“..isn't necessarily a bad film..”
by David Nusair [Reel Film Reviews]
1.5 of 5

“..is not very good..”
by Pete Vonder Haar [Film Threat, Hollywood's Indie Voice]
3.5 of 5

“..is more or less just, "Will Ferrell being funny"...”
by Zak Santucci [The Cinema Source]
2.5 of 4

“..Ferrell's fans will be pleased, but some viewers will want just a bit more heart...”
by Daniel Fienberg [Zap2it]
3.5 of 5

“..a rather agreeable little comedy..”
by Randy Cordova [The Arizona Republic]
2 of 4

“..a pretty sloppy affair..”
by Ty Burr [Boston Globe]
2 of 5

“..a good way to waste a couple of hours..”
by Eric Lurio [Greenwich Village Gazette]
7 of 10

“..a good family film..”
by Scott Chitwood [Comingsoon]
“.."Kicking & Screaming" scores, even if it's not playing a very challenging game...”
by Bob Strauss [L.A. Daily News]
4 of 5
Reviewed by Sean O'Connell [Filmcritic]
3.5 of 5
Reviewed by Owen Gleiberman [Entertainment Weekly]
3 of 4
Reviewed by Mark Sells [The Oregon Herald]
3 of 5
Reviewed by William Arnold [Seattle Post-Intelligencer]
3 of 4
Reviewed by George Schmidt [MovieFreak]
2.5 of 4
Reviewed by Ed Blank [Pittsburgh Tribune-Review]
2.5 of 4
Reviewed by Amy Biancolli [Houston Chronicle]
2.5 of 4
Reviewed by Robert K. Elder [Chicago Tribune]
2.5 of 4
Reviewed by Jeff Vice [Deseret News, Salt Lake City]
2.5 of 5
Reviewed by Lew Irwin [ShowBIZ Data]
2.5 of 5
Reviewed by [The Movie Chicks]
2 of 5
Reviewed by Louis B. Hobson [Jam! Movies]
2 of 5
Reviewed by Brian McKay [EFilmCritic]
2 of 4
Reviewed by Barbara Vancheri [Pittsburgh Post-Gazette]
2 of 4
Reviewed by Mattias Frey [The Boston Phoenix]
1.5 of 5
Reviewed by Marc Savlov [Austin Chronicle]
1.5 of 4
Reviewed by Jami Bernard [New York Daily News]
1.5 of 4
Reviewed by Duane Dudek [The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel]
Reviewed by Paul Myers [Georgia Straight]
Reviewed by Noel Dix [Exclaim!]

Reader's Reviews

Screen Name
Rate This Movie
Please Enter   



“..a crowd-pleaser from start to finish..”
by Boyd van Hoeij [Hollywood Reporter]


“..Strangerland is ruined by the preciousness of its ideas..”
by Tim Grierson [Screen Daily]


“..it's a film that clearly has nothing but compassion for the troubled teens at the center of it, and well-worth checking out..”
by Chris Bumbray [Joblo]


“..thanks to a strong visual eye and a terrific cast, this anguished, but intimate coming of age tale tends to (mostly) recompense for some of the darker and more despondent elements that will test some resolves..”
by Rodrigo Perez [The Playlist]


“..simply by not getting the balance right, "The Bronze" seems to be lucky to have medaled at all..”
by Drew McWeeny [HitFix]


“..a serviceable family film that is hardly a worthy rival for "Searching for Bobby Fischer"..”
by Ben Kenigsberg [NY Times]


“..though the books are brilliant, Depp's attempt to make his own Terry-Thomas movie feels tired and more than a little tortured..”
by Ali Plumb [Empire Online]


“..it's not much fun at all, but at least it's over..”
by Moira MacDonald [Seattle Times]


“..the new animated musical fairy tale from the mind and the mixtape of George Lucas, is indeed strange. What's missing is the magic..”
by Betsy Sharkey [LA Times]


“..Patrick Tobin's infuriatingly coy script... turning the film into a morbid guessing game..”
by Joshua Rothkopf [Time Out New York]