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Films aimed at families usually plant some jokes to ensure accompanying adults aren't bored witless by an endless stream of goofy gags, but Horrid Henry: The Movie flies defiantly against this trend.
'Horrid Henry' is indelibly flawed and disorderly in tone but not devoid of rambunctious charm.
This is a film that's woefully misjudged every which way you look.
Forgettable British kid comedy is pretty horrid indeed.
The bogeys and slime are deployed with a wild enthusiasm that doesn't transpire into the diabolically lacking script.
Filmed in eye-popping cartoony colours and with eye-popping cartoony acting to match... the kids mug enthusiastically in school nativity play fashion amid fidgety, hyper-active camerawork that suggests the director has eaten too many blue Smarties.
It is incredibly noisy, messy, completely exhausting and feels as if it is never going to end.
A broad, noisy comedy based on a series of popular books and TV films about a rebellious primary-school boy in revolt against his family, school and all things genteel.
Kids will enjoy the gobby tween attitude and energy, but the paper-thin plot and extraneous 3D antics don't provide the solid laughs of, say, Diary Of A Wimpy Kid.
The action is shot in fits and starts, with silly songs trying to camouflage the lack of a serviceable script. School of Rock, it's not.
It's a cheap, cheerless and laugh-free disaster zone with a woeful script and the sort of performances you'd be disappointed to see in a school play. In a word...horrid!
Ought to be better than it is.
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