The Diary of a Wimpy Kid

The Diary of a Wimpy Kid

Meet the kid who made 'wimpy' cool, in a family comedy motion picture based on the best-selling illustrated novel Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney. 2.2 out of 5 based on 7 reviews
The Diary of a Wimpy Kid

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Certificate PG
Genre Family / Children
Director Thor Freudenthal
Cast Robert Capron, Rachael Harris Zachary Gordon
Studio Colour Force
Release Date August 2010
Running Time 94 mins
 

Meet the kid who made 'wimpy' cool, in a family comedy motion picture based on the best-selling illustrated novel Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney.

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Variety

Lael Loewenstein

An appealing, if glossy, adaptation of Jeff Kinney's hugely popular cartoon-illustrated novel, "Diary of a Wimpy Kid" is an amusing romp through the awkward years of middle school. As told from the perspective of its 11-year-old narrator, it's a spry, fluffy comedy that, given Kinney's track record -- the five-book "Wimpy Kid" series has sold 28 million copies to date -- should have no trouble drawing young viewers.

17/03/2010

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Empire Magazine

Ian Freer

It’s episodic in the extreme, emotionally superficial and outstays its 92 minutes, but it has the appeal of a Junior American Splendor, boasts moments of sharp wit and is well-played by a likable cast, including Kick Ass’ Chloe Moretz as a too-cool-for-school outsider.

27/08/2010

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The Los Angeles Times

Michael Phillips

Redone for the real world, with real actors and a serious lack of wit, "Wimpy Kid" is no longer special. Any good episode of "Malcolm in the Middle" or "Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide" had the stuff this film doesn't: the cleverly hyperbolic touch that takes the audience a step or two away from comic realism, fruitfully.

19/03/2010

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The Guardian

Peter Bradshaw

It's an interesting idea, deserving of a more interesting treatment, but this is just dopey and patronising.

26/08/2010

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The Times

Wendy Ide

It’s entertaining and lively, but the central character is hardly the “wimpy kid” of the title — in fact he’s a nasty little sod: judgmental, untrustworthy and spiteful.

27/08/2010

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The Independent

Anthony Quinn

One for the kids, if they're really misbehaving.

27/08/2010

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The New York Times

A. O. Scott

There is nothing wrong with the story itself, but the tone is grating and the pacing sluggish. Episodes that might be howlingly funny on the page turn weirdly gross and sadistic on screen, though young viewers are unlikely to be upset or offended by the occasional bout of bullying or nose picking. They are more likely to be bored, which is much worse.

19/03/2010

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