Couldn't help but be reminded when watching this of the Children's Film Foundation flicks of my childhood. Kids outwit adults, defeat the crooks and win the reward. Just as it should be in a film for children, starring children. Not much here for an adult audience, except perhaps for a little nostalgia value but it's all harmless in an 'Our Gang' kind of way.
As an aside, whoever put the trivia note on the film's DB page got it wrong. This is not a remake of Bugsy Malone. For a start the story is completely different and for another it was made 3 years before Malone. I guess I'll remove it from the page.