Metascore
54

Mixed or average reviews - based on 22 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 22
  2. Negative: 2 out of 22

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Critic Reviews

  1. Reviewed by: Abby West
    Aug 1, 2012
    83
    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.
  2. Reviewed by: Sean OConnell
    Aug 2, 2012
    75
    It really captures what it feels like to be a kid.
  3. Reviewed by: Nick Pinkerton
    Aug 5, 2012
    70
    It's the latest installment in what now forms a lightly likable trilogy of films based on Jeff Kinney's Wimpy Kid books.
  4. Reviewed by: Pete Hammond
    Aug 3, 2012
    70
    Fox is smart to keep turning this stuff out before star Gordon grows too old for the role. He's terrific in a Leave it to Beaver way, perfectly capturing the angst of being in-betweener.
  5. 70
    Oroves nimbler and truer to its origins than last year's "Rodrick Rules."
  6. Reviewed by: Marc Savlov
    Aug 1, 2012
    67
    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.
  7. Reviewed by: Nathan Rabin
    Aug 1, 2012
    67
    Genial and pleasant to a fault, the film could benefit from a little more personality.
  8. Reviewed by: Scott Bowles
    Aug 2, 2012
    63
    Maintains the franchise's knack for getting kids right.
User Score
6.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 51 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 17
  2. Negative: 2 out of 17
  1. Aug 3, 2012
    9
    The best of the Wimpy Kid movies. I was smiling and laughing throughout the entire movie. It's hilarious and brings several life lessons forThe best of the Wimpy Kid movies. I was smiling and laughing throughout the entire movie. It's hilarious and brings several life lessons for kids to the table. The cast, as always, did a fantastic job. If you enjoyed the other Diary of a Wimpy Kid movies you'll enjoy this. Hilarious and one of the best movies of the year. Full Review »
  2. Aug 5, 2012
    10
    the best of the three. was so funny and greg is still very good. better than the dark knihght rises big time and its the best of 2012. goodthe best of the three. was so funny and greg is still very good. better than the dark knihght rises big time and its the best of 2012. good graphics and good acting. this is a graet movie Full Review »
  3. Aug 11, 2012
    10
    The best of the three! Dog Days delivers much more of a sentimental lesson but still pushing in the vast amount of fun and awesomeness theThe best of the three! Dog Days delivers much more of a sentimental lesson but still pushing in the vast amount of fun and awesomeness the series needs. Full Review »