Dennis the Menace Reviews

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June 12, 2018
What saves this movie from insipidness is an endearing performance by Walter Matthau as the cantankerous Mr. Wilson.
July 7, 2010
Its unholy mixture of peppy sadism and pious, self-righteous sentiment comes straight from Hughes' crabbed cinematic heart.
July 22, 2008
Very young children may find the numskull, by-the-numbers gags here amusing, but teens will consider this kids' stuff and adults will be pained.
Top Critic
January 26, 2006
A smooth blend of sentiment and slapstick.
May 20, 2003
Mr. Hughes and Mr. Castle try hard to re-create a kind of timeless, idealized comic-strip atmosphere, but except for the performances of Lea Thompson and Robert Stanton... nobody in the movie seems in touch with the nature of the comedy.
January 1, 2000
The comic has been condensed into a sweet-naturedly nutty motion picture with the buoyancy of a clutch of colored balloons.
April 9, 2018
A kid's picture that can delight crabby adults, too.
December 7, 2017
As Dennis, the charmless Mason is a Gamble that hasn't paid off.
April 26, 2007
John Hughes' vision of Dennis is much more menacing than Ketcham's fans and parents of small children might reasonably expect.
October 27, 2005
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