Parents' Guide to

Kid West

By Renee Longstreet, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Feisty girl solves a mystery; mild action, kids in peril.

Movie NR 2018 68 minutes
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What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 7+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 9+

Phenomenal Movie

Mary Bair absolutely kills her lead role as Kid West. Her acting was incredible and and she proved herself as a legitimate Broadway actor. The movie itself was great as well as I had tears of joy in my eyes at the end. Really phenomenal stuff
age 4+

Feel good movie

This a very engaging movie. The performance from Kid West is really really good. She is the star of the movie on all fronts. Worth a watch.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (2):
Kids say: Not yet rated

Young Mary Bair, as Harper, almost saves this otherwise routine and amateurish effort with her bright eyes, contagious smile, and passion for adventure. Kid West fails any logic test -- events occur simply because they are convenient, not because they're organic to the tale. Bullies and villains are stereotypes -- in the case of the snarling bullies, always having dirty faces is probably meant to suggest neglect. Director Jesse Mast works with the material he has and the many newbie actors he's hired, but it's a challenge, and the results are substandard. On the plus side, it's heartening to get a Native American point of view, at least part of the time, and show the bond between girls of different races and ages come together.

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