Four Kids and It (2020) - Rotten Tomatoes

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Four Kids and It (2020)



Critic Consensus: Four Kids and It has a few moments of whimsy and charm, but it's not enough to leave a lasting impression.

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New couple Alice and David take their less than enthusiastic children on a family holiday in a Cornwall cottage to meet each other for the first time. The holiday takes an unexpected turn when the kids discover a magical (and very grumpy!) Psammead on the local beach, a creature with the power to grant wishes. They also meet local oddball Tristan, who wants to capture the Psammead for his own gain. The ensuing adventure brings the new siblings together and teaches them to accept their parents new found happiness.

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Michael Caine
as Psammead
Paul Bazely
as Sgt. Gascoigne
Pippa Haywood
as Bookshop Owner
Cheryl Cole
as Coco Rayne
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Critic Reviews for Four Kids and It

All Critics (42) | Top Critics (17)

Even at a time when new family entertainment will always be gratefully received, it doesn't feel too much to wish for that films for children - sorry, kids - should be built a bit more rigorously than this.

November 27, 2020 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

The problem boils down to this question of sincerity. Director Anthony de Emmony does not feel the magic of this story.

September 24, 2020 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Sky Cinema's new family adventure seems built to be consumed and quickly forgotten.

August 10, 2020 | Rating: 2/5

Ros and Smash begin to understand how acknowledging they cannot have what they really want makes it possible for them to begin to move forward. That's the real magic.

July 1, 2020 | Rating: B | Full Review…
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There's a certain level of absurdity you have to accept with Four Kids and It, but once you do that, it's a pleasant-enough diversion.

July 1, 2020 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

This apparent lack of conviction leaves the pic feeling too trivial in comparison to a host of children's literary classics and too innocuous to make much of an impression as a memorable movie.

June 30, 2020 | Full Review…

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