Honey, I Shrunk the Kids (1989)
Average Rating: 6.2/10
Reviews Counted: 31
Fresh: 23 | Rotten: 8
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Average Rating: 7/10
Critic Reviews: 5
Fresh: 4 | Rotten: 1
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Average Rating: 2.9/5
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Erstwhile inventor Prof. Wayne Szalinski (Rick Moranis) has been experimenting with an electromagnetic shrinking machine. He leaves the device unattended in his attic; shortly afterward, it is accidentally activated. Alas, the demon machine is aimed at his children, as well as the son of neighbor Russ Thompson (Matt Frewer). The kids, shrunk to 1/4-inch height, are tossed into the trash bin by the unwitting Szalinski. For the rest of the film, our teeny-tiny protagonists attempt to gain their
Jun 23, 1989 Wide
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Prof. Wayne Szalinski
Big Russ Thompson
Thomas Wilson Brown
Little Russ Thompson
Mark L. Taylor
[It's] in the best tradition of Disney -- and even better than that, because it is not so juvenile that adults won't be thoroughly entertained.
Though it relies on special effects, this cutie-pie caper never loses sight of the protagonists amid the bigger-than-life Cheerios and 40-foot blades of grass.
The special effects are all there, nicely in place, and the production values are sound, but the movie is dead in the water.
O visual oitentista e os efeitos visuais datados acabam contribuindo para o charme do filme, que ainda consegue divertir.
They don't make pre-teen entertainment like this anymore, and that's a crime...retains a filmmaking purity that's timeless, aging well against a summer of now dated motion pictures.
A wonderful blend of thrills, character, and humor that will keep both children and adults charmed and engaged throughout.
The special effects have moved on a bit since the 1950s, but this is old-fashioned Disney fun.
One of the better Disney live-action flicks from the '80s.
Audience Reviews for Honey, I Shrunk the Kids
- Nick Szalinski: [his father opens his mouth and tries to eat him] Don't eat me!
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