Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days Reviews

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Kevin Carr
Fat Guys at the Movies
August 3, 2012
If you're a ten-year-old boy (or have a ten-year-old boy's sense of humor), you should like this. And I'm nothing if not a big, fat, hairy ten-year-old boy.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Donald Clarke
Irish Times
August 3, 2012
What happened to madness? What happened to rebellion? Oh, what's the bloody point? Nobody's listening.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Pete Hammond
Boxoffice Magazine
August 3, 2012
A throwback to the live action kid comedies Hollywood used to regularly turn out
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Marc Savlov
Austin Chronicle
August 3, 2012
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days is probably the most inoffensive kid's film you're likely to see this summer. And that's a good thing.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Sandie Angulo Chen
Common Sense Media
August 3, 2012
More Wimpy Kid fun mixed with worthy messages, potty humor.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Matt Singer
Time Out
August 3, 2012
Viewers enduring early adolescence or those grappling with its psychic scars will recognize the honesty in the comic humiliation.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Abby West
Entertainment Weekly
August 3, 2012
Though often self-centered and conniving, Greg remains a likable kid, and the movie entertains by pulling off over-the-top scenarios that set up digestible life lessons for youngsters.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Teddy Durgin
Screen It!
August 3, 2012
If written just a bit sharper, the film could have been a really affecting father-son tale. (Full Content Review for Parents also available)
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Nick Pinkerton
Village Voice
August 3, 2012
Released right when summer starts to drag, Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days at least doesn't add to the exhaustion.
Robbie Collin
Daily Telegraph (UK)
August 3, 2012
Rather good, skewering pre-teen anxieties with some wit and accuracy and sweetening the deal with dollops of gungy slapstick.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
August 3, 2012
Greg Heffley... will learn some further lessons about not being a preteen jerk, but his audience will still be encouraged to find hilarity in crotch injuries and budding homophobia.
Mike Scott
Times-Picayune
August 3, 2012
An entirely harmless and congenial tale of pre-teen social mayhem.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews
August 3, 2012
Even for an episodic kiddie farce, Dog Days seems overly familiar in its comic premises (oh no! peeing in the municipal pool!) and conflicts...but it’ll all be new to its intended audience...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4

London Evening Standard
August 3, 2012
For grumpy parents desperate for a few hours of peace, what's not to like?
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5

Liverpool Echo
August 3, 2012
The disappointing truth is that director David Bowers and the script deserve fail grades for their shambolic efforts.
Jim Slotek
Jam! Movies
August 3, 2012
The filmmakers who've adapted Jeff Kinney's Wimpy Kid series still know the sweet spots, even when - as in the case of the lesser installment like Diary Of A Wimpy Kid: Dog Days - they can't seem to decide on a story.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Rafer Guzman
Newsday
August 3, 2012
Old-fashioned and small in scale, the movies sometimes feel like after-school specials from a bygone era, which is part of what makes them so endearing.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Lou Lumenick
New York Post
August 3, 2012
I'd call "Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days" harmless if it weren't for some totally unnecessary gay-panic jokes that could actually encourage bullying.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Sean O'Connell
Washington Post
August 3, 2012
Spending time with Kinney's characters has become an annual treat.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Jeffrey Lyles
Lyles' Movie Files
August 2, 2012
a fun, family movie that doesn't aspire, or need to be, anything more.
Full Review | Original Score: 6.5/10
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