Catch That Kid

Catch That Kid

Bart Freundlich (2004)

87min
PG Certificate
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Review

Our Score
Its "crime does pay" message may be dubious for a family film, but this fast-paced adventure is still wonderfully entertaining. A Mission: Impossible-style action romp based on the Danish hit movie Klatretosen, it's both imaginative and exciting. Panic Room's Kristen Stewart plays a young girl who teams up with two male friends - computer whizz Austin (High School Musical's Corbin Bleu) and mechanic Gus (Max Thieriot) - to carry out a hi-tech bank heist to get the cash to pay for a costly operation for her paralysed father. Though the plot's far-fetched, the film's well-executed, skilfully balancing intelligence, suspense and humour. The acting, too, is highly engaging, with the lead characters' strong sense of loyalty and love helping to rationalise the tale's somewhat immoral undercurrent.

Summary

A plucky teenager racks her brains to think of a way of financing an operation for her father who was injured in a mountaineering accident, and eventually comes up with a daring plan to rob a bank with the help of friends. Comedy adventure, starring Kristen Stewart, Corbin Bleu, Max Thieriot and Jennifer Beals.

Cast & Crew

Maddy Kristen Stewart
Austin Corbin Bleu
Gus Max Thieriot
Molly Jennifer Beals
Tom Sam Robards
Mr Hartman John Carroll Lynch
Ferrell James LeGros
Brisbane Michael Des Barres
Brad Stark Sands
Director Bart Freundlich
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: 20th Century FoxGuidance: Contains some swearing.Available on: video and DVD
Comedy Drama