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Horrid Henry: The Movie
When Henry fails yet again to hand in his homework, he inadvertently sets off an unexpected and curious chain of events. He forms an unlikely alliance with Moody Margaret, the infuriating girl next door, outwits corrupt School Inspectors, topples an evil Headmaster, wins a talent contest, and stands up to his ultimate nemesis. With each antic crazier than the last, Henry finds himself inexplicably trying to save the very school which he has always professed to hate. (c) Phase 4

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 10%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Films aimed at families usually plant some jokes to ensure accompanying adults aren't bored witless by an endless stream of goofy gags, but Horrid Henry: The Movie flies defiantly against this trend."
‑ Leslie Felperin, Variety
"The bogeys and slime are deployed with a wild enthusiasm that doesn't transpire into the diabolically lacking script."
‑ Shaun Munro, What Culture
"A broad, noisy comedy based on a series of popular books and TV films about a rebellious primary-school boy in revolt against his family, school and all things genteel."
‑ Philip French, Observer [UK]
"It's a cheap, cheerless and laugh-free disaster zone with a woeful script and the sort of performances you'd be disappointed to see in a school play. In a word...horrid!"
‑ David Edwards, Daily Mirror [UK]
"Oh dear, oh dear. Rarely has a film title been more fitting than this disappointing cinematic outing based on the mischievous character created by author Francesca Simon."
‑ Catherine Jones, Liverpool Echo
"'Horrid Henry' is indelibly flawed and disorderly in tone but not devoid of rambunctious charm."
‑ Derek Adams, Time Out
"Filmed in eye-popping cartoony colours and with eye-popping cartoony acting to match... the kids mug enthusiastically in school nativity play fashion amid fidgety, hyper-active camerawork that suggests the director has eaten too many blue Smarties."
‑ Jason Best, Movie Talk
"Kids will enjoy the gobby tween attitude and energy, but the paper-thin plot and extraneous 3D antics don't provide the solid laughs of, say, Diary Of A Wimpy Kid."
‑ Kate Stables, Total Film
"Ought to be better than it is."
‑ Derek Malcolm, This is London
"Three decades fewer on the clock would doubtless lighten my perspective, but the slapstick here seems gauche, while the script fails to provide the game young cast with much in the way of character or comedy."
‑ Christopher Tookey, Daily Mail [UK]
"Forgettable British kid comedy is pretty horrid indeed."
‑ Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media
"It is incredibly noisy, messy, completely exhausting and feels as if it is never going to end."
‑ Allan Hunter, Daily Express
"The action is shot in fits and starts, with silly songs trying to camouflage the lack of a serviceable script. School of Rock, it's not."
‑ Graham Young, Birmingham Mail
"Unutterably feeble-minded and unfunny."
‑ Anthony Quinn, Independent
"A wasted opportunity."
‑ Peter Bradshaw, Guardian
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