At times, it feels more like an idea than a fully formed film but most of the time it's easy to lose yourself in the joyous, catchy songs, the brilliant performances and the smart writing. While it drags a little in the third quarter and the kids lipsynchonh is a bad idea, it remains a delightful experience. Best song: 'Bad Guys'.
How does anyone even think up a movie like this: a gangster movie, starring only children, pedaling pint-sized limos and shooting whipped cream tommy guns, singing Paul Williams' tunes.....all played perfectly straight? It gets three stars for being a really enjoyable film and a fourth one for being so crazily original.
Cute idea, that works but becomes repetitive rathe fast. It would be better suited for a long short. Saved but the surreal scenes such as the pedal car chase and the salvation army(?) lunch scene which are very strong deiveries.