Fun Size Reviews

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Tom Huddleston
Time Out
October 30, 2012
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 | Original Score: 2/5
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Bilge Ebiri
New York Magazine/Vulture
October 29, 2012
This is utterly disposable stuff, but it does have its moments.
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Alonso Duralde
TheWrap
October 26, 2012
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.
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Sheri Linden
Hollywood Reporter
October 26, 2012
Though it doesn't always hit the hilarity target, this tween-targeted romp strikes a sweet-but-not-sappy balance.
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Claudia Puig
USA Today
October 26, 2012
There's little fun to be had in this foolish Halloween comedy that generates many more eye rolls than laughs.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Adam Graham
Detroit News
October 26, 2012
It feels like a project that was pitched for the CW but watered down for Nickelodeon audiences. In the end, everyone loses.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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Kyle Smith
New York Post
October 26, 2012
"Fun Size" presents the broiling hormones of youth at room temperature.
Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/4
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Jen Chaney
Washington Post
October 26, 2012
A 90-minute theatrical release from Nickelodeon Productions that, if anything, should have aired as a half-hour Nickelodeon special.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Mark Olsen
Los Angeles Times
October 25, 2012
"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 | Original Score: 3/5
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Andy Webster
New York Times
October 25, 2012
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 | Original Score: 5/5
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Peter Hartlaub
San Francisco Chronicle
October 25, 2012
"Fun Size" seems trapped in a limbo between a hyperkinetic comedy for kids and something more outlaw for teens.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Tom Russo
Boston Globe
October 25, 2012
Just like a Halloween miniatures assortment, something for everyone - or no one, as the case may be.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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October 25, 2012
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.
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David Martindale
Dallas Morning News
October 25, 2012
Like a "fun size" chocolate bar, it's just empty calories. It's a momentary pleasure, instantly forgotten.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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Miriam Bale
New York Daily News
October 25, 2012
By the end of this romp, "Fun Size" actually accomplished something charming: sentimentality without normality.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Alison Willmore
AV Club
October 25, 2012
Justice is a pretty, personality-free screen presence, while the more interesting cast members, like Levy and Handler, are stuck in shrill, unsympathetic roles.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
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Joe Williams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
October 25, 2012
Befitting the title, there's little nutritional value, but there's a bit of sweetness inside the throwaway wrapper.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Andrew Barker
Variety
October 25, 2012
A hydra-headed attempt to dirty up the Nickelodeon brand while simultaneously scrubbing raunchy high-school hookup tropes into family-friendly shape.
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Jeff Labrecque
Entertainment Weekly
October 24, 2012
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 | Original Score: D+
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Karina Longworth
Village Voice
October 23, 2012
A smart and emotionally satisfying slice of wish fulfillment, tracing how a threatened family finds harmony.