The Kid Brother (1927) - Rotten Tomatoes

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The Kid Brother (1927)




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The milquetoast offspring Harold Lloyd of a rural community's burly sheriff proves himself a man's man when he defeats the thuggish villain threatening the town. Alternately touching and hilarious, The Kid Brother is among comedian Harold Lloyd's best work and was the most popular film of 1927.

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Harold Lloyd
as Harold Hickory
Jobyna Ralston
as Mary Powers
Walter James
as Jim Hickory
Leo Willis
as Leo Hickory
Olin Francis
as Olin Hickory
Eddie Boland
as Flash Farrell
Frank Lanning
as Sam Hooper
Ralph Yearsley
as Hank Hooper
Gus Leonard
as A Townsman
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Critic Reviews for The Kid Brother

All Critics (10) | Top Critics (1)

The first silent film I ever saw that made me actually stand up and cheer… As a first introduction to silent film, I would pick The Kid Brother over the best of Chaplin or Keaton every time.

October 9, 2003 | Rating: A+ | Full Review…

The Kid Brother has plenty of action, but not nearly so many loud laughs as one has a right to expect from Harold Lloyd.

October 5, 2021 | Full Review…

There are flashes of inspired comedy interspersed with a rote story until an amazing fight scene/scramble ties the film completely together at the end.

October 29, 2019 | Full Review…

The Kid Brother demonstrates some of the best and most moving of Lloyd's acting...

June 2, 2019 | Rating: 7/10 | Full Review…

Like some of Keaton's films (The General, Steamboat Bill, Jr.), The Kid Brother is just as much a proto-action flick as it is a comedy.

May 14, 2019 | Full Review…

even if some of it feels a bit familiar, it is still immensely enjoyable-the kind of the film that puts a smile on your face from the very start and keeps it there until the end

April 8, 2019 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Kid Brother

Although the story is predictable, this movie is hilarious and very entertaining. I really liked Lloyd and the rest of the cast, they did a great job in their roles. The slapstick comedy doesn't take center stage, it's balanced with the story and the action. And it has a great ending. I recommend seeing this movie.

Aj V
Aj V

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