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Diary of a Wimpy Kid 2: Rodrick Rules Reviews

Derek Adams
Time Out
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Most of the kids continue to irritate and, for a comedy aimed at youngsters, the laughs are woefully scarce.

Full Review Source: Time Out | Original Score: 2/5

May 25, 2011
Stephen Cole
Globe and Mail
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The Diary of a Wimpy Kid series might more aptly be titled Diary of a Wimpy Family.. The film sequel is more engaging than the original was because it spends more time at home.

Full Review Source: Globe and Mail | Original Score: 2.5/4

March 25, 2011
Richard Roeper
Richard Roeper.com
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The physical comedy will have the typical 10-year-old and some grown-ups cackling with glee.

Full Review Source: Richard Roeper.com | Original Score: 3/5

March 25, 2011
Kathleen Murphy
MSN Movies
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As portrayed by Zachary Gordon, Greg lacks ... charm and spontaneity ... No real sparks of mischievousness or bone-deep embarrassment or endearing flush of affection light this kid up.

Full Review Source: MSN Movies | Original Score: 0/5

March 25, 2011
Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post
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The problem doesn't really lie in the acting but in the writing. There's too much effort expended on making the kids cute and cuddly, instead of plausible.

Full Review Source: Washington Post | Original Score: 1.5/4

March 25, 2011
Kyle Smith
New York Post
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Seventh-graders are far cooler and more anarchic than depicted in this often-dopey movie, which is aimed at more of a fourth-grade sensibility.

Full Review Source: New York Post | Original Score: 2/4

March 25, 2011
Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News
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Somehow feels even thinner than the black-and-white line drawings that fill Kinney's books and are used here in the title sequence.

Full Review Source: New York Daily News | Original Score: 2/5

March 25, 2011
Eric D. Snider
Film.com
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Inane and exasperating and hard to watch.

Full Review Source: Film.com | Original Score: D+

March 24, 2011
Scott Bowles
USA Today
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None of it amounts to belly-aching laughs, but Rodrick clicks in much the way A Christmas Story became a cult hit, by viewing the world through the eyes of an ordinary kid.

Full Review Source: USA Today | Original Score: 2.5/4

March 24, 2011
Amy Biancolli
Houston Chronicle
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Rodrick Rules marks an improvement on the original Wimpy Kid, but it still has a mean streak a mile wide.

Full Review Source: Houston Chronicle | Original Score: 2.5/4

March 24, 2011
Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
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They've wimped out.

Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: C

March 24, 2011
Linda Holmes
NPR
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For the most part this is a collection of set pieces that movies have served up many, many times before.

Full Review Source: NPR

March 24, 2011
Nancy Churnin
Dallas Morning News
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Sequels, like younger brothers, often struggle to form their own identity. Happily, this hotly awaited follow-up to last year's hit adaptation of Jeff Kinney's wildly popular Wimpy Kid book series establishes its own charming reason for being.

Full Review Source: Dallas Morning News | Original Score: B+

March 24, 2011
Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
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I didn't laugh much, nor did my 10-year-old companions, but nobody had their soul crushed by the experience. This is the film industry's Hippocratic oath: First, crush no souls.

Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune | Original Score: 2/4

March 24, 2011
Mary F. Pols
TIME Magazine
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Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules is full of lively slapstick.

Full Review Source: TIME Magazine

March 24, 2011
Ella Taylor
Village Voice
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Shifting from the original's focus on the experiences of Greg Heffley (Zachary Gordon) at the ignored-runt end of middle school to domestic tyranny at the hands of his bullying big brother (Devon Bostick, a fledgling Jeff Goldblum) is ill-advised.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

March 24, 2011
Mike Hale
New York Times
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About the most you can say for it is that it's inoffensive, which isn't necessarily what you want in a movie about the humiliations of being a seventh grader with a bullying older brother.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 1.5/5

March 24, 2011
Robert Abele
Los Angeles Times
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Director David Bowers keeps things peppy and brightly lighted, but the movie's swiftest pleasures come from moment-seizing cast members...

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 3/5

March 24, 2011
Linda Barnard
Toronto Star
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The smart dialogue and kid's-eye-view of the torments of school life remain as satisfyingly amusing as the first outing, but this Wimpy Kid is slightly off-kilter.

Full Review Source: Toronto Star | Original Score: 3/4

March 24, 2011
Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer
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Here's a tween comedy you don't have to be a tween to enjoy.

Full Review Source: Philadelphia Inquirer | Original Score: 2.5/4

March 24, 2011
Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
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Lacks much of the mischievous, subversive appeal of last year's debut film...

Full Review Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune | Original Score: 2/4

March 24, 2011
Tom Russo
Boston Globe
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Credit Bowers and company, finally, for making some good calls about where to follow the leads furnished to them by the book and the first movie, and where to get creative.

Full Review Source: Boston Globe | Original Score: 3/4

March 24, 2011
Scott Tobias
AV Club
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It's hard not to watch the Wimpy Kid movies through webbed fingers.

Full Review Source: AV Club | Original Score: C

March 24, 2011
Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic
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It's still not all that great, but at least this time around lessons are learned and, yes, there occasionally is something to laugh at.

Full Review Source: Arizona Republic | Original Score: 2.5/5

March 24, 2011
Tom Keogh
Seattle Times
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In many ways, what works about "Rodrick Rules" is the reverse of the first film, which found the ethically challenged Greg willing to throw his geeky friends under the bus to improve his social status.

Full Review Source: Seattle Times | Original Score: 3/4

March 24, 2011
Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
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A somewhat witty kids movie falls victim to sequelitis.

Full Review Source: Hollywood Reporter

March 23, 2011
Peter Debruge
Variety
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Endearing underdog hero Greg Heffley returns for another year of middle-school humiliation.

Full Review Source: Variety

March 23, 2011
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