• PG-13, 1 hr. 26 min.
  • Comedy
  • Directed By:
    Josh Schwartz
    In Theaters:
    Oct 26, 2012 Wide
    On DVD:
    Feb 19, 2013
  • Paramount Pictures

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Fun Size Reviews

Tom Huddleston
Time Out
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This is a dog's breakfast of a film, lurching from simpering teen-romcom sentiment to off-colour paedophile gags to sub-'Juno' hipster cultural references to a lecture on the woes of single motherhood without breaking stride.

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

October 30, 2012
Bilge Ebiri
New York Magazine
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This is utterly disposable stuff, but it does have its moments.

Full Review Source: New York Magazine

October 29, 2012
Alonso Duralde
The Wrap
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Screenwriter Max Werner and director Josh Schwartz clearly have several well-worn copies of Adventures in Babysitting between them, but they keep the gags coming at a brisk pace.

Full Review Source: The Wrap

October 26, 2012
Sheri Linden
Hollywood Reporter
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Though it doesn't always hit the hilarity target, this tween-targeted romp strikes a sweet-but-not-sappy balance.

Full Review Source: Hollywood Reporter

October 26, 2012
Claudia Puig
USA Today
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There's little fun to be had in this foolish Halloween comedy that generates many more eye rolls than laughs.

Full Review Source: USA Today | Original Score: 1.5/4

October 26, 2012
Adam Graham
Detroit News
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It feels like a project that was pitched for the CW but watered down for Nickelodeon audiences. In the end, everyone loses.

Full Review Source: Detroit News | Original Score: C

October 26, 2012
Kyle Smith
New York Post
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"Fun Size" presents the broiling hormones of youth at room temperature.

Full Review Source: New York Post | Original Score: 0.5/4

October 26, 2012
Jen Chaney
Washington Post
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A 90-minute theatrical release from Nickelodeon Productions that, if anything, should have aired as a half-hour Nickelodeon special.

Full Review Source: Washington Post | Original Score: 1/4

October 26, 2012
Mark Olsen
Los Angeles Times
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"Fun Size" lives up to the candy correlation of its title. It's pleasurable enough in the moment, but the buzz fades quickly.

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

October 25, 2012
Andy Webster
New York Times
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There's an effervescent tempo to "Fun Size," a gleeful "After Hours" for All Hallow's Eve, but for tweens and teenagers, and set in Cleveland.

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

October 25, 2012
Peter Hartlaub
San Francisco Chronicle
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"Fun Size" seems trapped in a limbo between a hyperkinetic comedy for kids and something more outlaw for teens.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 2/4

October 25, 2012
Tom Russo
Boston Globe
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Just like a Halloween miniatures assortment, something for everyone - or no one, as the case may be.

Full Review Source: Boston Globe | Original Score: 1.5/4

October 25, 2012
Stephanie Zacharek
NPR
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The fun to be had in Fun Size, a 'tween comedy featuring Victoria Justice of the Nickelodeon TV series Victorious, is neither gigantic nor minuscule; it's just about fun size, which is probably enough.

Full Review Source: NPR

October 25, 2012
David Martindale
Dallas Morning News
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Like a "fun size" chocolate bar, it's just empty calories. It's a momentary pleasure, instantly forgotten.

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

October 25, 2012
Miriam Bale
New York Daily News
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By the end of this romp, "Fun Size" actually accomplished something charming: sentimentality without normality.

Full Review Source: New York Daily News | Original Score: 3/5

October 25, 2012
Joe Williams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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Befitting the title, there's little nutritional value, but there's a bit of sweetness inside the throwaway wrapper.

Full Review Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch | Original Score: 2.5/4

October 25, 2012
Andrew Barker
Variety
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A hydra-headed attempt to dirty up the Nickelodeon brand while simultaneously scrubbing raunchy high-school hookup tropes into family-friendly shape.

Full Review Source: Variety

October 25, 2012
Jeff Labrecque
Entertainment Weekly
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There remains a huge market for a great Halloween teen comedy, but Fun Size is the disappointing apple that your crazy-haired neighbor gives you instead of candy. Feel free to dump this one in the bushes.

Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: D+

October 24, 2012
Karina Longworth
Village Voice
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A smart and emotionally satisfying slice of wish fulfillment, tracing how a threatened family finds harmony.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

October 23, 2012
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