Diary of a Wimpy Kid 2: Rodrick Rules
Diary of a Wimpy Kid 2: Rodrick Rules (2011)

In this sequel to 2010's surprise hit, Greg Heffley, the kid who made "wimpy" cool is back in an all-new family comedy based on the best-selling follow-up novel by Jeff Kinney. (Kinney's Wimpy Kid series has thus far sold… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: March 25, 2011
DVD Release Date: June 21, 2011
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Critic Score: 47% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Moderately witty and acceptably acted, Diary of a Wimpy Kid 2 isn't much worse than the first installment.

Derek Adams
Time Out

Most of the kids continue to irritate and, for a comedy aimed at youngsters, the laughs are woefully scarce.

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Kathleen Murphy
MSN Movies

As portrayed by Zachary Gordon, Greg lacks ... charm and spontaneity ... No real sparks of mischievousness or bone-deep embarrassment or endearing flush of affection light this kid up.

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

The Diary of a Wimpy Kid saga continues with this predictably mediocre installment...

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Stephen Cole
Globe and Mail

The Diary of a Wimpy Kid series might more aptly be titled Diary of a Wimpy Family.. The film sequel is more engaging than the original was because it spends more time at home.

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Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post

The problem doesn't really lie in the acting but in the writing. There's too much effort expended on making the kids cute and cuddly, instead of plausible.

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Kevin Carr
7M Pictures

Even though this new movie is under another director, it feels very much like the first film. The characters are great, being both relateable and extreme.

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Richard Roeper
Richard Roeper.com

The physical comedy will have the typical 10-year-old and some grown-ups cackling with glee.

Kyle Smith
New York Post

Seventh-graders are far cooler and more anarchic than depicted in this often-dopey movie, which is aimed at more of a fourth-grade sensibility.

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Roger Moore
Tribune News Service

Apparently seventh grade doesn't pack as much potential for amusing, scarred-for-life trauma as sixth grade.

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Flixster Audience Score: 61% Flixster User Reviews
John Manard
So so so much better than the first one. I for some reason am one of the few who didnt get the first movie. But the second time around I really enjoyed the back… More
Everett Johnson
Not as funny as the first movie, but just as entertaining. These movies are fantastic and remind me a lot of older family comedies. I have 2 little brothers… More
Carlos Magalhães
A nice sequel that is quite funny and amusing almost in the same level of the adorable first movie, with its own share of good moments even though it did not… More
Chris Miele
Its more of the same thing that we got in the first film. This time it doesn't deal with how school is a nightmare for Greg, though it does have some… More
Adam Kelly
It lacks some of the wittiness and style of the first feature, but 'Rodrick Rules' is a more adult affair, more sophisticated, more substance, and… More
Cast: Zachary Gordon, Devon Bostick, Rachael Harris, Robert Capron, Steve Zahn, Connor Fielding, Owen Fielding, Peyton List, Laine MacNeil, Grayson Russell… More