Atom User Reviews for The Kid Detective

4.8 out of 5
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So good. So so so good.

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Alex L
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#clever
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John A
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Travis M
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#smart
#indiehit
#surprising
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Justin B

Metacritic

70
Oct 19, 2020

Morgan's script generously allows us to deduce the truth just before Abe stumbles across it, which is not to say it doesn't have some real surprises left. It's fun to watch Abe put A and B together, and to regain some of his self-respect in the process.

Metacritic review by John DeFore
John DeFore
The Hollywood Reporter
80
Oct 15, 2020

Evan Morgan’s sometimes weird, sometimes whimsical thriller delivers a grown-up blend of film-noir tropes and deadpan humor, for a comedy-drama which starts off lighthearted and then deftly darkens.

Stephen Whitty
Screen Daily
80
Oct 15, 2020

It’s a thrill to watch a film that so cogently, shrewdly renders its ideas. It’s a case of high concept, adeptly cracked.

Richard Lawson
Vanity Fair