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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Kevin Carr
7M Pictures
September 16, 2013
Even though this new movie is under another director, it feels very much like the first film. The characters are great, being both relateable and extreme.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
June 6, 2011
Maintains the good-natured, playful and zany spirit that made that first movie one of the better non-fantasy-related kid films out there.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Henry Fitzherbert
Daily Express (UK)
May 31, 2011
A colourful, good-hearted romp with some memorable set-pieces and decent lines, crisply directed by David Bowers.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Philip French
Guardian
May 28, 2011
It's an episodic film, rather less interesting than its British director David Bowers's earlier work as an animator in Britain and America.
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
May 27, 2011
Essentially a feature-length sitcom episode, but it's often laugh-out-loud funny, and it respects its young audience.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Graham Young
Birmingham Mail
May 27, 2011
A U-certificate adventure that all of the family can enjoy together, with some cute little bits of animation thrown in for good measure.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Alex Zane
The Sun (UK)
May 27, 2011
It is a bit of a stretch at an hour and forty, but nonetheless this is great fun and a strong opener for the summer's family movie season.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
David Edwards
Daily Mirror (UK)
May 27, 2011
I am giving this film four out of five stars because they made some changes to the storyline, but it is still awesome.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Christopher Tookey
Daily Mail (UK)
May 26, 2011
Not every sequel is a cynical rip-off of innocent moviegoers, and here's the welcome proof.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Phelim O'Neill
Guardian
May 26, 2011
Funnier and faster than its charming predecessor.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Roz Laws
Birmingham Post
May 26, 2011
If you think that people falling over is hilarious - and let's face it, most kids do - then you'll love this film.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Marc Lee
Daily Telegraph (UK)
May 26, 2011
A release aimed at the half-term crowd, but accompanying adults will find plenty to enjoy, too.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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
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
Movies.com
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
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
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