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  • Summary: Diary of a Wimpy Kid chronicles the adventures of wise-cracking middle school student Greg Heffley, who must somehow survive the scariest time of anyone's life: middle school. (20th Century Fox)
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  1. Positive: 13 out of 27
  2. Negative: 2 out of 27
  1. 88
    It's nimble, bright and funny. It doesn't dumb down. It doesn't patronize. It knows something about human nature.
  2. 75
    Crass, gross and juvenile in all the best (and worst) ways, Diary is aimed squarely at a tween "don't touch the cheese" demographic. And if you don't get it, maybe you're just too old for a good booger joke.
  3. 67
    For all its ridiculousness, its enthusiastic comic excess, and its fart/booger/gross-out jokes, Diary Of A Wimpy Kid's heart is firmly in the right place.
  4. Reviewed by: Ian Freer
    60
    Fun, funny and affectionate, though it packs the emotional wallop of an undernourished high school nerd.
  5. 58
    This Diary of a Wimpy kid is too often dull, unappealing and clumsy, hobbled by unnecessary changes and inventions that add no charm, energy or, truly, point.
  6. This year-in-the-life comedy will appeal mostly to its target audience -- the boys of middle school, USA -- and frankly, that's all it needs. Who else would appreciate the idiocy of social pressure,
  7. A mean-spirited little movie, investing its limited charms in all the wrong characters.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 37
  2. Negative: 6 out of 37
  1. SamS.
    Mar 19, 2010
    10
    Great movie, very entertaining and fun for the whole family....Great acting, especially the kid who played Greg Heffley, he was so Great movie, very entertaining and fun for the whole family....Great acting, especially the kid who played Greg Heffley, he was so believable. The fat kid Rowley was like a "dufus. Probably like that in real life. The rest of the cast did an excellent job. Good fun for anyone of any age. Expand
  2. Sep 4, 2011
    10
    I loved this movie and knew there was gonna be a sequel! I think this was a great movie! Thanks to everyone out there that made the movie!I loved this movie and knew there was gonna be a sequel! I think this was a great movie! Thanks to everyone out there that made the movie! Very entertaining movie. I'm not a long writer so i'm done! Expand
  3. KarenP.
    Mar 21, 2010
    8
    Fantastic movie! The cast - especially the kid actors were great, the jokes were actually funny and the movie has the saem charm as the book Fantastic movie! The cast - especially the kid actors were great, the jokes were actually funny and the movie has the saem charm as the book had. And the movie did a goof job of putting in the drawings from the book. Book fans will love that. This is an awesome movie for kids in a long while, very entertaining and of course, a lot of fun. Expand
  4. Feb 5, 2012
    7
    I love reading the books but I have to admit the movie didn't live up to my expectations. It isn't the worst I've ever seen but definitely notI love reading the books but I have to admit the movie didn't live up to my expectations. It isn't the worst I've ever seen but definitely not the best either. Expand
  5. Jan 5, 2015
    5
    firts off, that preview picture is SOOF AKE i can see him right there yor not trikling me i can see him he doesn't look like that hes notfirts off, that preview picture is SOOF AKE i can see him right there yor not trikling me i can see him he doesn't look like that hes not there or holly either what your just gonna walk in? diary of a pig made me hate that one thing for seconts, 3th, i really dont think high scool goes like that im in highn scool right now and evry time i cannot find a good reason to tell you the movie there to watch the movier! NEVER AGAIN I SWEAR! Expand
  6. May 27, 2014
    5
    Being a moderate fan of the books, which is a brilliant series, the adaptation differs enough that it loses the charm the books possess. TheBeing a moderate fan of the books, which is a brilliant series, the adaptation differs enough that it loses the charm the books possess. The choices of actors were mediocre at best, painful at worst. And no real acting talent whatsoever, save for Fregley. It takes bravery to be typecast in those roles. Expand
  7. MikeJ.
    Mar 25, 2010
    0
    I took my son to see this movie as he is a fan of the books. Funny thing is, at 5 years old, even he hated this movie as much as i did. He I took my son to see this movie as he is a fan of the books. Funny thing is, at 5 years old, even he hated this movie as much as i did. He was sitting there whinning "can we go home" the whole time. The movie has no humor and was a waste of time. This was the first time i ever left the theater before the movie was over. Do not see this with your kids as it is bad. Your whole family will hate it. Expand

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