Metascore
56

Mixed or average reviews - based on 27 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 27
  2. Negative: 2 out of 27
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  1. Reviewed by: Ty Burr
    38
    Diary of a Wimpy Kid the movie returns Kinney's tale to live-action reality, and the party's over.
  2. A mean-spirited little movie, investing its limited charms in all the wrong characters.
User Score
6.4

Generally favorable reviews- based on 80 Ratings

User 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. Full Review »
  2. Dec 30, 2011
    7
    It is cliche, but it is also very funny and sometimes touching. Oh but it isn't good enough to recommend to adults but it is a solidIt is cliche, but it is also very funny and sometimes touching. Oh but it isn't good enough to recommend to adults but it is a solid experience in the movie theater. I give this movie 73%. Full Review »
  3. KateY.
    Apr 2, 2010
    1
    The whole family went to the movie and all of us were dissipointed. After the first half hour of the movie you start to like Rowley and The whole family went to the movie and all of us were dissipointed. After the first half hour of the movie you start to like Rowley and hating greg. Left out characters and put new ones in. And my son had an nightmare about the cheese. One of the worst movies i saw,I only liked Rowley and Manny. Full Review »