• PG, 1 hr. 32 min.
  • Comedy
  • Directed By:
    Nick Moore
    In Theaters:
    Jan 11, 2013 Limited
  • Phase 4 Films

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Horrid Henry: The Movie Reviews

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Sandie Angulo Chen
Common Sense Media

Forgettable British kid comedy is pretty horrid indeed.

Full Review Source: Common Sense Media | Original Score: 2/5

April 12, 2013
Shaun Munro
What Culture

The bogeys and slime are deployed with a wild enthusiasm that doesn't transpire into the diabolically lacking script.

Full Review Source: What Culture | Original Score: 1/5

December 31, 2011
Jason Best
Movie Talk

Filmed in eye-popping cartoony colours and with eye-popping cartoony acting to match... the kids mug enthusiastically in school nativity play fashion amid fidgety, hyper-active camerawork that suggests the director has eaten too many blue Smarties.

Full Review Source: Movie Talk

November 28, 2011
Allan Hunter
Daily Express

It is incredibly noisy, messy, completely exhausting and feels as if it is never going to end.

Full Review Source: Daily Express | Original Score: 2/5

July 31, 2011
Philip French
Observer [UK]

A broad, noisy comedy based on a series of popular books and TV films about a rebellious primary-school boy in revolt against his family, school and all things genteel.

Full Review Source: Observer [UK]

July 31, 2011
Kate Stables
Total Film

Kids will enjoy the gobby tween attitude and energy, but the paper-thin plot and extraneous 3D antics don't provide the solid laughs of, say, Diary Of A Wimpy Kid.

Full Review Source: Total Film | Original Score: 3/5

July 29, 2011
Graham Young
Birmingham Mail

The action is shot in fits and starts, with silly songs trying to camouflage the lack of a serviceable script. School of Rock, it's not.

Full Review Source: Birmingham Mail | Original Score: 2/5

July 29, 2011
David Edwards
Daily Mirror [UK]

It's a cheap, cheerless and laugh-free disaster zone with a woeful script and the sort of performances you'd be disappointed to see in a school play. In a word...horrid!

Full Review Source: Daily Mirror [UK] | Original Score: 1/5

July 29, 2011
Derek Malcolm
This is London

Ought to be better than it is.

Full Review Source: This is London | Original Score: 2/5

July 29, 2011
Anthony Quinn
Independent

Unutterably feeble-minded and unfunny.

Full Review Source: Independent | Original Score: 1/5

July 29, 2011
Catherine Jones
Liverpool Echo

Oh dear, oh dear. Rarely has a film title been more fitting than this disappointing cinematic outing based on the mischievous character created by author Francesca Simon.

Full Review Source: Liverpool Echo

July 28, 2011
Christopher Tookey
Daily Mail [UK]

Three decades fewer on the clock would doubtless lighten my perspective, but the slapstick here seems gauche, while the script fails to provide the game young cast with much in the way of character or comedy.

Full Review Source: Daily Mail [UK]

July 28, 2011
Peter Bradshaw
Guardian [UK]

A wasted opportunity.

Full Review Source: Guardian [UK] | Original Score: 2/5

July 28, 2011
Roz Laws
Birmingham Post

I hate to say it, but Hollywood did it better with Diary of a Wimpy Kid.

Full Review Source: Birmingham Post | Original Score: 2/5

July 28, 2011
David Gritten
Daily Telegraph

Shrill, over-eager and frankly disappointing.

Full Review Source: Daily Telegraph | Original Score: 2/5

July 28, 2011
David Aldridge
Radio Times

Not quite Horrid, but this Henry comes close. Accompanying adults may wish they'd opted for triple detention.

Full Review Source: Radio Times | Original Score: 1/5

July 28, 2011
Tim Evans
Sky Movies

There's not much for mums and dads - this doesn't attempt any cute Pixar-style adult-pitched gags - but younger audiences will revel in the mischievous manipulations of a negative role model.

Full Review Source: Sky Movies | Original Score: 3/5

July 28, 2011
Matthew Turner
ViewLondon

Over-indulgent children's comedy that's let down by a sloppy script, patchy direction and some poor performances, though it does have the occasional moment and its target audience will probably enjoy it.

Full Review Source: ViewLondon | Original Score: 2/5

July 27, 2011
Simon Reynolds
Digital Spy

This is complete agony to sit through and with a lead character as snotty and unlikeable as Henry it's one to steer clear of.

Full Review Source: Digital Spy | Original Score: 1/5

July 27, 2011
Leslie Felperin
Variety
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Films aimed at families usually plant some jokes to ensure accompanying adults aren't bored witless by an endless stream of goofy gags, but Horrid Henry: The Movie flies defiantly against this trend.

Full Review Source: Variety

July 27, 2011
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