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How to Eat Fried Worms Reviews

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Jane Boursaw
Common Sense Media
January 1, 2011
A gross-out movie with a sweet story.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Shirley Sealy
Film Journal International
March 1, 2007
[The actors are] all believably mischievous--and, when the need arises, they're also convincingly courageous in taking a moral stand.
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Urban Cinefile
March 1, 2007
With its universal themes about fitting in, How To Eat Fried Worms is an endearing family film guaranteed to provide a wriggling good time. While the premise has a certain gross-out factor which will delight eleven year old boys, the script is clever, and
Ken Eisner
Georgia Straight
September 2, 2006
Of course, the adults don't matter much compared with the middle-school version of the Crips, and the young cast is enjoyable indeed.
Linda Cook
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
September 1, 2006
"How to Eat Fried Worms" is a tasty little treat for grade-school kids.
Full Review| Original Score: 3/4
Daniel M. Kimmel
Worcester Telegram & Gazette
August 31, 2006
This is a movie for kids in the 8-12 range who see it as something that reflects their own lives. You may not care about How to Eat Fried Worms, but your kids will.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
David Cornelius
August 30, 2006
Yes, the movie can be outstandingly irritating. But it's also a lot of fun, with keen instincts on kids' love for the gross-out.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
August 28, 2006
The lessons about bullying and standing up for yourself aren't forced too strongly, giving How to Eat Fried Worms the same appeal as the best Little Rascals shorts.
Full Review| Original Score: 2.5/4
Betty Jo Tucker
ReelTalk Movie Reviews
August 26, 2006
Some adults may not enjoy 'How To Eat Fried Worms.' But that doesn't matter: this one is strictly for the kids -- who will no doubt eat it up.
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Susan Walker
Toronto Star
August 25, 2006
This is a story that could have gone way too far in the direction of the touching tale illustrating how kids overcome their fear of being ridiculed -- but instead maintains a buoyant irreverence.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Angel Cohn
TV Guide
August 25, 2006
This cute lesson in standing up to bullies, based on the award-winning Thomas Rockwell book of the same name, is still tailor-made for its target demographic.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Claudia Puig
USA Today
August 25, 2006
Worms has its share of kid-friendly gross-outs but is actually a sweet-natured look at standing up to bullies.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
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Tom Keogh
Seattle Times
August 25, 2006
Take the kids to see How to Eat Fried Worms, but hold off on forking over the usual princely sum at the concession stand.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
August 25, 2006
Fried Worms is a Hoot with more laughs, funny enough, so long as you don't consider the worm's point of view.
| Original Score: 3/5
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Lisa Rose
Newark Star-Ledger
August 25, 2006
Unhealthy eating is paired with a wholesome message, as the story encourages youngsters to be themselves, keep their word and accept kids who are different.
| Original Score: 3/4
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David Edelstein
New York Magazine/Vulture
August 25, 2006
I hope life doesn't imitate art in the other fun movie opening this week, an adaptation of Thomas Rockwell's gross-out 1972 kids' classic How to Eat Fried Worms.
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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
August 25, 2006
Here's hoping its old-fashioned sensibility appeals to contemporary kids, because we could certainly use more movies as smart and sweet as this one.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Cathy Jakicic
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
August 25, 2006
Worms has a relaxed, naturalistic quality that allows the cast's child actors to shine.
| Original Score: 3/4
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Peter Debruge
Miami Herald
August 25, 2006
When it comes time for the movie to impart its lessons, it does so in such a way that kids won't feel like they're being forced to eat their broccoli -- or live worms -- for that matter.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Cynthia Fuchs
August 25, 2006
"Puke has a mind of its own." Issued by a kid named Plug, this assessment more or less summarizes the point of How to Eat Fried Worms.
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Atlanta Journal-Constitution
April 12, 2011

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March 9, 2007

Los Angeles Daily News
December 30, 2006
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August 26, 2006

Baltimore Sun
August 26, 2006
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