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  • Summary: Based on author and cartoonist Jeff Kinney's fourth Wimpy Kid book - released on October 12, 2009. The book continues right after the previous book, "The Last Straw." The book opens describing Greg's worst summer ever beginning with Greg Heffley and Rowley Jefferson going to Rowley's countryBased on author and cartoonist Jeff Kinney's fourth Wimpy Kid book - released on October 12, 2009. The book continues right after the previous book, "The Last Straw." The book opens describing Greg's worst summer ever beginning with Greg Heffley and Rowley Jefferson going to Rowley's country club after school closes for the summer, but Greg is kicked out because he complained of even the smallest predicaments. (20th Century Fox) Expand

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 22
  2. Negative: 2 out of 22
  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. 70
    Oroves nimbler and truer to its origins than last year's "Rodrick Rules."
  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: Anna Smith
    Aug 1, 2012
    60
    Greg avoids the curse of the three in the third outing for the Wimpy Kid. Hardly groundbreaking but plenty of fun for its target audience.
  5. Reviewed by: Bill Goodykoontz
    Aug 2, 2012
    60
    The best of the lot. It's not great, but the mean-spiritedness that permeated the first film and stuck around a bit for the second is mostly gone.
  6. Reviewed by: Stephanie Zacharek
    Aug 2, 2012
    50
    Ends the series' winning streak, or at least slows it down to a panting, dog-day crawl.
  7. Reviewed by: Lou Lumenick
    Aug 3, 2012
    25
    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.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 17
  2. Negative: 2 out of 17
  1. 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 Collapse
  2. Apr 25, 2016
    9
    Yea, the film continue being some kind of pointless as the originals, that tries to be a "good friend" of the bestsellers. Anyway, Diary of aYea, the film continue being some kind of pointless as the originals, that tries to be a "good friend" of the bestsellers. Anyway, Diary of a wimpy kid III: Dog days is truly funny, full of great stunts, with enjoyable story-telling and correct following of the original book, despite the wrong name and some simple cliches. Expand
  3. 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. Expand
  4. Sep 29, 2012
    8
    By far it is the best of the "Wimpy Kid" movie trilogy. It is at some parts hilarious, but others were very weak and boring. But that isBy far it is the best of the "Wimpy Kid" movie trilogy. It is at some parts hilarious, but others were very weak and boring. But that is usually what I expect from these movies. You have to give the comedic style some time. Not to spoil, but the ending is hilarious. I was also really scared to death (honestly, during a PG movie!) during one part. Expand
  5. Mar 20, 2016
    7
    While i do think its wise to end the series at this point, it still remains a solid movie that ends the series with a well deserved ending,While i do think its wise to end the series at this point, it still remains a solid movie that ends the series with a well deserved ending, while still remaing relatable. Expand
  6. Apr 22, 2015
    5
    this is the worst of the dairy of the wimpy kid movie but it's not bad. a glad that did not make the last straw whisk is the worst book. notthis is the worst of the dairy of the wimpy kid movie but it's not bad. a glad that did not make the last straw whisk is the worst book. not bad but not good. Expand
  7. Aug 6, 2012
    1
    Honestly This Movie In My Opinion Is Trash... Boring And Uncreative..
    One Of The Worst Of 2012

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