Diary of a Wimpy Kid 2: Rodrick Rules - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Diary of a Wimpy Kid 2: Rodrick Rules Reviews

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May 26, 2011
Feels more heartfelt, funnier, and a little less gross than the first film last year.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Tim Evans
Sky Movies
May 26, 2011
An entertaining movie that's almost old-fashioned in its innate ability to charm.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
David Aldridge
Radio Times
May 26, 2011
The pre-teen angst, sibling squabbles and broad comedy should guarantee that it goes down well with five- to ten-year-olds.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Matthew Turner
May 25, 2011
Sidelines its best character, fails to deliver on its emotional moments and is depressingly light on actual laughs.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Derek Adams
Time Out
May 25, 2011
Most of the kids continue to irritate and, for a comedy aimed at youngsters, the laughs are woefully scarce.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Robbie Collin
News of the World
May 21, 2011
Basically a child-friendly Superbad.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5

Total Film
May 18, 2011
More of the same for a good-enough kids' film series. But Bostick's vim and vigour help, and the balance of message with entertainment is less clumsy than you'd fear.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Grae Drake
May 13, 2011
This movie harkens back to the days of live-action Disney films that actually withstood the test of time because they were silly enough to entertain kids, but also intelligent enough to keep their attention.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Jonathan W. Hickman
Daily Film Fix
April 27, 2011
No matter how large the projector, you can't get the television feel out of this "Diary."
Leigh Paatsch
Herald Sun (Australia)
April 14, 2011
The film is funny and lively enough (particularly when the visuals are switched to Kinney's famous stick-figure illustrations) to win over any newcomers to the fold.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Jim Schembri
The Age (Australia)
April 13, 2011
While the film is a tad mushier, there are still enough gross-out moments to please.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Linda Cook
KWQC-TV (Iowa)
April 13, 2011
Not as clever or as fun as its predecessor, 'Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules' is a typical sequel: a weaker incarnation of the first movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Sandra Hall
Sydney Morning Herald
April 13, 2011
It's all good-natured enough, except for a weekend at Grandpa's retirement village which is truly cringe-making, but it can all be seen on TV any night of the week.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Joshua Blackman
FILMINK (Australia)
April 13, 2011
There's little appeal here for those outside the film's nine-to-thirteen-year-old target demographic, but parents needn't flee in terror if they're dragged along either.
Anthony Morris
The Vine
April 13, 2011
If you have hair anywhere on your body below the neck, you've got better things to do.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Charles Koplinski
Illinois Times
April 6, 2011
This Wimpy Kid not much fun.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.0/4.0
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
April 4, 2011
Kinney does a good job of remembering and portraying these childhood traumas.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Stephen Schaefer
Boston Herald
April 4, 2011
Smart, funny, with a wonderful cast and sweetly honest at its core.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Dave White
April 4, 2011
This series' main character seems to be turning mean.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
April 3, 2011
... no great surprises, but no disappointments either ...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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