Diary of a Wimpy Kid - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Diary of a Wimpy Kid Reviews

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John Hanlon
Big Hollywood
October 30, 2012
An imaginative family film featuring a tremendously mischievous and likable lead character.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
August 4, 2012
...a bottom-of-the-barrel children's movie...
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
John Gholson
February 10, 2012
If you're a parent who's been forced to sit through a barren desert of painfully unfunny family comedies, Diary will feel like an oasis.
Dave White
April 4, 2011
Zachary Gordon, as the wimpy kid of the title, seems to be aiming for a Ferris Buehler-esque omniscience and superiority and, while he doesn't quite pull it off all the way, I was down for his struggle.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
December 3, 2010
A very forgettable and easily missed comedy...
Peter Galvin
September 23, 2010
The characters (through no fault of the young performers) have all the personality of hand puppets.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Philippa Hawker
The Age (Australia)
September 23, 2010
Conveys, in a good-humoured, sharply observed way, the small, painful cruelties and unpredictable rules of early adolescence, and it celebrates awkwardness without feeling the need to convert it into cheap triumph.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Paul Byrnes
Sydney Morning Herald
September 23, 2010
The film retains much of the original humour, some of it well executed. It's reasonably faithful to the spirit of the books, probably because Kinney is the executive producer, but it's by no means equal to his originals.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Jim Schembri
The Age (Australia)
September 22, 2010
Perceptive, funny, unusually edgy voyage into the comic travails of schoolyard politics and childhood friendship.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Leigh Paatsch
Herald Sun (Australia)
September 22, 2010
Performances from the young cast are arguably a little too slick and knowing for the naive characters they are playing, but that is often par for the course in American films these days.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Mark Demetrius
FILMINK (Australia)
September 20, 2010
In an early self-referential monologue, Greg says, "Who wants to see a movie about a kid who's stuck in middle school with a bunch of morons?" Who indeed?
Andrew L. Urban
Urban Cinefile
September 17, 2010
All right all you 8 - 12 year olds, get in line for some fun at Greg Heffley's expense.
Louise Keller
Urban Cinefile
September 17, 2010
While the blackness of many situations resonates and despite some amusing moments, the film's tone is so ardent and realistic, it often works against it. Nonetheless, this coming of age film for the under 12 set has merit and charm
Derek Malcolm
London Evening Standard
September 1, 2010
[A] sappy and superficial adaptation...
| Original Score: 2/5
Allan Hunter
Daily Express (UK)
August 30, 2010
The film's wry wit and understanding of childhood anxieties will remind older viewers of the television series The Wonder Years which is no small compliment.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
August 30, 2010
Though the film sags a little in places, it imparts its be-true-to-yourself life lessons with sweetness and charm...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
James Plath
Movie Metropolis
August 27, 2010
As my son says, 'The books were a lot better.'
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Anthony Quinn
Independent (UK)
August 27, 2010
One for the kids, if they're really misbehaving.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Alex Zane
The Sun (UK)
August 27, 2010
This movie relishes in the awkwardness of starting life in the bottom year of a new school.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
David Edwards
Daily Mirror (UK)
August 27, 2010
Bright, pacy and often funny (despite an over-reliance on poop jokes), Diary Of A Wimpy Kid never patronises children and should be a hit with pre-teen boys.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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