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Running Time:
92 minutes

Rating: PG Parental Guidance Suggested.

Rating Explanation:
for some language, thematic elements and rude humor.

Jimmy's Buzz Guide Review:
This high tech heist movie involving 12-year-olds is a combination of Spy Kids and Ocean's Eleven, but it's not nearly as good.

Additional Info:
DVD Features: Actors' commentary (Kristen Stewart, Corbin Bleu, Max Thieriot); Eight deleted scenes; Academy Award-nominated animated short "Gone Nutty"

Catch That Kid
Maddy Phillips (Kristen Stewart) is an athletic young girl whose father Tom (Sam Robards) once climbed Mount Everest. On his way down he had a nasty fall, which is why he discourages Maddy from climbing, while her mother Molly (Jennifer Beals) forbids it. But as the movie opens, we see her scaling the local water tower. She has two best friends. Austin (Corbin Bleu), a computer geek, and Gus (Max Thieriot), a mechanic at the go-cart track operated by her father. They each have crushes on her. One night at Maddy's home, while her dad and mom are dancing, her dad falls on the floor and says, "I can't feel my legs!" He's paralyzed and they soon lerarn that it is an incurable condition, unless he has an experimental procedure that's being done in Europe. But the family can't possibly afford the $250,000 it will cost. Her mother is turned down for a loan by bank president, Brisbane (Michael Des Barres), an evil teeth-gnashing, villain at the bank where she had installed the security system. So the Maddy and her friends take things into their own hands. Maddy has the climbing skills that will help her break into the bank vault and steal the $250,000, although the vault is suspended in mid-air, is surrounded by motion detectors, and protected by savage Rotweilers. Austin can hack into the bank's security system and Gus will devise mechanical devices for their getaway. The movie is a remake of a Danish film, named "Klatretosen," which was hailed at the Berlin Film Festival. This version, directed by Bart Freundlich is well-made, straightforward and entertaining. It doesn't bog down in a lot of cute kid stuff but gets on with telling the story, and has some unexpected surprises.

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