How to Eat Fried Worms (2006)



Critic Consensus: This Fear Factor for kids is good-natured and tasty enough.

Movie Info

An 11-year-old boy's first day in school devolves into a battle with the school bully. It leads to a dare that the youth can't eat 10 worms in one day. The kid turns out to be 'Fear Factor' material, and his exploits change the balance of power in the fifth grade.

Rating: PG (for mild bullying and some crude humor)
Genre: Comedy, Kids & Family
Directed By:
Written By: Thomas Rockwell, Bob Dolman
In Theaters:
On DVD: Dec 5, 2006
Box Office: $13.0M
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Critic Reviews for How to Eat Fried Worms

All Critics (80) | Top Critics (32)

...Isn't about or for anyone past puberty.

Full Review… | September 16, 2006
Top Critic

It's actually kind of disgusting and gross, and I'm sure that's the point, but I don't see the entertainment value in watching a kid eat one worm after another, after another, after another.

Full Review… | August 28, 2006
Ebert & Roeper
Top Critic

This is a story that could have gone way too far in the direction of the touching tale illustrating how kids overcome their fear of being ridiculed -- but instead maintains a buoyant irreverence.

Full Review… | August 25, 2006
Toronto Star
Top Critic

Worms has its share of kid-friendly gross-outs but is actually a sweet-natured look at standing up to bullies.

Full Review… | August 25, 2006
USA Today
Top Critic

Take the kids to see How to Eat Fried Worms, but hold off on forking over the usual princely sum at the concession stand.

Full Review… | August 25, 2006
Seattle Times
Top Critic

It's a pleasant and well-intentioned end of summer diversion that doesn't possess the imagination-stoking qualities of a premier children's movie.

Full Review… | August 25, 2006
San Francisco Chronicle
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for How to Eat Fried Worms


It's a cute kid's movie. Worm Boy is adorable.. but I can't really relate in any kind of way to this prepubescent story.

Alexis Nomm

Super Reviewer

I love how the kids are very stupid! It is so fun that I forget how ridiculous it is!

KJ Proulx
KJ Proulx

Super Reviewer

The movie was decent. It was based off of the book and had decent simularities - as always the book is better but the movie did do it some justice.

It's a fun film to watch, especially with your family, but is obviously focused on material for younger-children. It's worth a watch atleast one time and then from there maybe good to see again if you have kids.

Bobby Hobbs

Super Reviewer

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