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235 Ratings


Directed by David Zellner
United States, 2012
  • English
  • English


A rebellious girl whose existence is devoid of parental guidance spends her time roaming the land, shoplifting, and vandalizing. Her routine is broken one day while playing in the woods when she hears a woman calling from a mysterious hole in the ground, asking for help.

Our take

From Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter to Damsel, the Zellner brothers have been delivering some of the most inspired American indies in recent years. Kid-Thing is a deadpan delight which casts light on the darker corners of childhood that most coming-of-age tales shy away from.

Kid-Thing Directed by David Zellner

Critics reviews

In the Zellners’ elliptical, deadpan art-comedy Kid-Thing, the brothers try as long as possible to avoid maneuvering their heroine into anything like a plot. Instead, Kid-Thing is more like a 1960s-style pastoral youth movie with a serrated edge.
August 08, 2013
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[A] strange and haunting film.
July 31, 2013
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Backwoods weirdness with a micro-budget pop-art sensibility – it’s a risky, volatile formula, but thanks to compelling child’s-eye focus and a mesmerising pre-teen lead in Sydney Aguirre, Kid-Thing proves a bracingly individual piece from the Texas-based Zellner brothers.
February 11, 2012
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