How to Eat Fried Worms
How to Eat Fried Worms (2006)

An 11-year-old boy's first day in school devolves into a battle with the school bully. It leads to a dare that the youth can't eat 10 worms in one day. The kid turns out to be 'Fear Factor' material, and his exploits change… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: December 5, 2006
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59%
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47%



Critic Score: 59% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: This Fear Factor for kids is good-natured and tasty enough.

James Berardinelli
ReelViews

...Isn't about or for anyone past puberty.

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Claudia Puig
USA Today

Worms has its share of kid-friendly gross-outs but is actually a sweet-natured look at standing up to bullies.

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Jane Boursaw
Common Sense Media

A gross-out movie with a sweet story.

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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper

It's actually kind of disgusting and gross, and I'm sure that's the point, but I don't see the entertainment value in watching a kid eat one worm after another, after another, after another.

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Tom Keogh
Seattle Times

Take the kids to see How to Eat Fried Worms, but hold off on forking over the usual princely sum at the concession stand.

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Shirley Sealy
Film Journal International

[The actors are] all believably mischievous--and, when the need arises, they're also convincingly courageous in taking a moral stand.

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Susan Walker
Toronto Star

This is a story that could have gone way too far in the direction of the touching tale illustrating how kids overcome their fear of being ridiculed -- but instead maintains a buoyant irreverence.

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Peter Hartlaub
San Francisco Chronicle

It's a pleasant and well-intentioned end of summer diversion that doesn't possess the imagination-stoking qualities of a premier children's movie.

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Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile

With its universal themes about fitting in, How To Eat Fried Worms is an endearing family film guaranteed to provide a wriggling good time. While the premise has a certain gross-out factor which will delight eleven year old boys, the script is clever, and

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Flixster Audience Score: 47% Flixster User Reviews
Alexis Nomm
It's a cute kid's movie. Worm Boy is adorable.. but I can't really relate in any kind of way to this prepubescent story.
Cassie Hill
Funny!!!!!!!
KJ Proulx
I love how the kids are very stupid! It is so fun that I forget how ridiculous it is!
Leigh Ryan
It was kinda cute...
Bobby Hobbs
The movie was decent. It was based off of the book and had decent simularities - as always the book is better but the movie did do it some justice. It's… More
Todd Smith
When I watch films like this, I am looking for three things. I hope to find some young talent, before anyone else knows who they are, a unique story, and a… More

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