The Kid With a Bike Add young Thomas Doret to the short list of nonprofessional kid actors who, aided by gifted directors, deliver truly astounding performances. It's impossible to tear… The Kid With a Bike Add young Thomas Doret to the short list of nonprofessional kid actors who, aided by gifted directors, deliver truly astounding performances. It's impossible to tear… 2012-03-16 PG-13 PT87M Sundance Selects
Movie Review

The Kid With A Bike (2012)

MPAA Rating: PG-13
ACTS OF KINDNESS Thomas Doret and Cecile de France in The Kid With a Bike
Image credit: Christine Plenus
ACTS OF KINDNESS Thomas Doret and Cecile de France in The Kid With a Bike
EW's GRADE
A

Details Limited Release: Mar 16, 2012; Rated: PG-13; Length: 87 Minutes; Distributor: Sundance Selects

Add young Thomas Doret to the short list of nonprofessional kid actors who, aided by gifted directors, deliver truly astounding performances. It's impossible to tear one's eyes away from Doret in this typically naturalistic, unsentimental drama from the superb Belgian filmmakers Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne (Rosetta, The Son) about a sad, furious 11-year-old boy, abandoned by his father and taken in by a hairdresser (Cécile de France), to her own surprise. No one charts the wilds of childhood more precisely than the Dardennes. A

Originally posted Mar 14, 2012 Published in issue #1199 Mar 23, 2012 Order article reprints
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Weekend of Aug 24 Box Office Source: Rentrak Corp.
Rank Title Weekend Gross* Weeks on Chart Cume. Gross* EW Grade
1.
Guardians of the Galaxy
Walt Disney Pictures
$17.6 4 $251.9 A-
2. $16.8 3 $145.6 C+
3.
If I Stay
Warner Bros.
$16.4 1 $16.4 C-
4. $11.0 2 $45.2 F
5. $9.0 1 $9.0 NA
6.
The Giver
Weinstein Co.
$6.7 2 $24.1 C-
7.
The Expendables 3
Lionsgate
$6.6 2 $27.5 B
8. $6.5 1 $6.5 C+
9.
The Hundred-Foot Journey
Walt Disney Pictures
$5.6 3 $32.7 B
10.
Into the Storm
Warner Bros.
$3.8 3 $38.3 D+
* in millions