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Kicking & Screaming


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Release Date :

May 13, 2005

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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!]

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