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Four Kids and It (2020)

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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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Cast

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 (33) | Top Critics (8)

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…

The kid has it right, and that's one of the problems with the underwhelming family fantasy film Four Kids and It, which is light on the magic and heavy on the dumbness.

June 30, 2020 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

Many adults watching along with their children may wish for a channel switch.

June 30, 2020 | Full Review…

A kitchen showroom of a movie, as two spotless sets of siblings learn the only thing more awful than their parents splitting up is them finding happiness with another divorcee and matching offspring.

April 8, 2020 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

The premise is simple yet intoxicating.

April 6, 2020 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Caine gives the creature, which much like him has survived from the time of the dinosaurs, immense character and appeal, so you become just as eager to see it again as the kids.

April 5, 2020 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

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