Metascore
37

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 25 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 25
  2. Negative: 10 out of 25
  1. Reviewed by: Mike McCahill
    Nov 4, 2012
    20
    Someday, all US cinema may come to look like this: indifferently shot random events happening to semi-recognisable TV faces.
  2. Reviewed by: George Bass
    Nov 4, 2012
    40
    The cast try hard and are rewarded with some zesty dialogue, but remain shackled to the girl-with-dead-dad-grows-up formula.
  3. Reviewed by: Claudia Puig
    Oct 27, 2012
    38
    Fun is hiding behind a bad movie costume in this humorless and idiotic Halloween teen comedy.
  4. Reviewed by: Kevin Jagernauth
    Oct 27, 2012
    33
    Aiming for a trifecta of small kids, their older sisters and parents in the audience, Fun Size fails them all in a movie that is neither a trick nor a treat.
  5. Reviewed by: Jen Chaney
    Oct 26, 2012
    25
    A 90-minute theatrical release from Nickelodeon Productions that, if anything, should have aired as a half-hour Nickelodeon special.
  6. Reviewed by: Sheri Linden
    Oct 26, 2012
    70
    The movie is, by and large, smarter than the gross-out tactics that pass for hilarity in many mainstream adult comedies.
  7. Reviewed by: Bilge Ebiri
    Oct 26, 2012
    60
    Still, it's hard not to think that there's a darker, funnier movie in there waiting to get out. In the meantime, we'll always have the humping chicken.
  8. Reviewed by: Kyle Smith
    Oct 26, 2012
    12
    Molly Ringwald-like, Wren must choose between two guys: the nerdy Roosevelt (Thomas Mann) and the Porsche-driving Aaron (Thomas McDonell), but both are so dull it's hard to care. So feeble is the movie that even the wacky, redheaded best friend (Jane Levy) isn't funny.
  9. Reviewed by: Bill Goodykoontz
    Oct 25, 2012
    30
    There is something admirable about Fun Size. Not in how it succeeds, because it doesn't. Whoo, boy, it doesn't. Rather, in how bad it is on so many levels, in how it will offend and disappoint different segments of its audience for different reasons. It's an equal-opportunity bad movie. Something to hate for everyone! [25 Oct 2012]
  10. Reviewed by: Peter Hartlaub
    Oct 25, 2012
    50
    Well written but weakly executed, it's hard to imagine anyone is going to cherish the film, if they even remember it in three months' time.
  11. Reviewed by: Andy Webster
    Oct 25, 2012
    70
    Movie merits include a good cast, a tidy script and jokes just provocative enough.
  12. Reviewed by: Amy Nicholson
    Oct 25, 2012
    40
    Fun Size isn't good enough to ascend to those John Hughesian ranks, and its small holiday window means it won't scarf much box office. But at least first time feature director Josh Schwartz can expect a minor slumber party hit on DVD.
  13. Reviewed by: Mark Olsen
    Oct 25, 2012
    50
    Transiently entertaining, with intermittent sparks, it'll do until something better comes along.
  14. Reviewed by: Stephanie Zacharek
    Oct 25, 2012
    65
    Bear in mind that Fun Size is the only comedy in recent memory to feature a Ruth Bader Ginsburg joke. You won't find any of those in the "Hangover" movies' bag of tricks.
  15. Reviewed by: Ben Kenigsberg
    Oct 25, 2012
    40
    This Nickelodeon production may be designed for short attention spans, but must the characters have them as well?
  16. Reviewed by: R. Kurt Osenlund
    Oct 25, 2012
    63
    It pairs modern attitude with John Hughesian tropes, and it's odd enough, in spurts, to boast originality.
  17. Reviewed by: Joe Williams
    Oct 25, 2012
    63
    Compared to most teen comedies these days, Fun Size is almost touchingly tame.
  18. Reviewed by: Miriam Bale
    Oct 25, 2012
    60
    By the end of this romp, Fun Size actually accomplished something charming: sentimentality without normality.
  19. Reviewed by: Alison Wilmore
    Oct 25, 2012
    33
    A laborious comedy about a Halloween night in Cleveland that feels too grown up in half of its storylines to suit younger audiences, and too juvenile or nonsensical in the rest of its gags to please anyone else.
  20. Reviewed by: Michael Phillips
    Oct 25, 2012
    0
    It's a soul-crusher, and when I say it may be the most dehumanizing experience since "Hostel: Part II" the comparison is not an idle one.
  21. Reviewed by: Tom Russo
    Oct 25, 2012
    38
    All over the map in the details it throws at us, and the level of immaturity it aims for.
  22. Reviewed by: Andrew Barker
    Oct 25, 2012
    40
    Of course, questionable propriety would be a moot point if the film were consistently funny, but its hit-to-miss ratio is dire.
  23. Reviewed by: Kimberley Jones
    Oct 24, 2012
    50
    Imagine "Little Miss Sunshine's" dark materials (and superior craftsmanship) diluted with a Hannah Montana-like sunny silliness – which is to say: sometimes funny, often broad-stroked, ever sweet, and landing shy of its potential.
  24. Reviewed by: Jeff Labrecque
    Oct 24, 2012
    33
    This movie has no courage and little brains, and is salvaged, if at all, only by its heart. There remains a huge market for a great Halloween teen comedy, but Fun Size is the disappointing apple that your crazy-haired neighbor gives you instead of candy.
  25. Reviewed by: Karina Longworth
    Oct 23, 2012
    70
    The fundamental Schwartz touch applies: In the guise of a narrowly targeted tween flick, he has delivered a smart and emotionally satisfying slice of wish fulfillment, tracing how a threatened family finds harmony.
User Score
5.8

Mixed or average reviews- based on 25 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 8
  2. Negative: 3 out of 8
  1. Dec 24, 2012
    3
    All in all, this movie is a waste of time, energy, and money. There is nothing cute or funny about it at all. I enjoy bad moviesAll in all, this movie is a waste of time, energy, and money. There is nothing cute or funny about it at all. I enjoy bad movies unfortunately. This is just, well, the acting is wooden. Script is dim-witted. Just because it is a kids movie doesn't mean it has to be bad. Nothing makes me more angrier than a stupid movie What a waste. Full Review »
  2. Oct 28, 2012
    1
    What's so fun about Fun Size, anyway? Whatever happened to the good ol' days at Nickelodeon? Where's Miranda Cosgrove when you need her? IWhat's so fun about Fun Size, anyway? Whatever happened to the good ol' days at Nickelodeon? Where's Miranda Cosgrove when you need her? I know it's sad that Victoria Justice's hit show cancelled just like "ICarly." But her singing career was almost near as perfect as other artist like Selena Gomez and Demi Lovato. Victoria's feature film debut in "Fun Size" is just not what the parents wanted the kids to see. I'm tired of the new Nickelodeon. Now that I don't watch the network anymore and since this is a PG-13 rated movie (the first was The Last Airbender), I'm gonna be sick if Nickelodeon had skipped out of the family-friendly business with classic Nicktoons and stuff. "Fun Size" is one of the worst movies and bombs since "Hey Arnold" and "The Last Airbender." Full Review »
  3. Oct 26, 2012
    5
    Fun Size, the new movie of the Victorious star, Victoria Justice, what happen? The movie is a good idea, but the development have muchFun Size, the new movie of the Victorious star, Victoria Justice, what happen? The movie is a good idea, but the development have much mistakes, you don't know if the movie is for kids or for teenagers, and the thama is very boring in much parts. The performances are good, the best is Victoria Justice. And the screenplay can have some mistakes, but is funny in some parts. Full Review »