Diary of a Wimpy Kid
Diary of a Wimpy Kid (2010)

Meet the kid who made "wimpy" cool in a family comedy based on the best-selling illustrated novel Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney, the first in a series that has thus far sold 24 million copies. "Diary of a Wimpy… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: March 19, 2010
DVD Release Date: August 3, 2010
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Critic Score: 53% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Unlike its bestselling source material, Diary of a Wimpy Kid fails to place a likable protagonist at the center of its middle-school humor -- and its underlying message is drowned out as a result.

Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News

The young cast is all game, and sidekicks Robert Capron and Grayson Russell are a real hoot. Slumber party viewings are inevitable.

A.O. Scott
New York Times

Looks drab and drained of color, and can't even muster the antic buoyancy of an average episode of iCarly.

John Hanlon
Big Hollywood

An imaginative family film featuring a tremendously mischievous and likable lead character.

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Lisa Rosman
Time Out

Largely avoids the gimmicky saccharine aftertaste that's typical of the genre. Anyone older than the story's resident Job, however, may not find much to write home about.

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Tom Long
Detroit News

The problem with Diary of a Wimpy Kid is the wimpy kid is a jerk.

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

...a bottom-of-the-barrel children's movie...

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Stephen Cole
Globe and Mail

Too soon though -- maybe 30 minutes in -- audience laughs turn to chuckles, fading to worn smiles.

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Nancy Churnin
Dallas Morning News

What sets this kid comedy apart is how well it resists the temptation to clobber the bullies and crown the underdog.

John Gholson

If you're a parent who's been forced to sit through a barren desert of painfully unfunny family comedies, Diary will feel like an oasis.

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Flixster Audience Score: 49% Flixster User Reviews
John Manard
I didnt get this movie. My daughter loved it. I just well It just annoyed the hell out of me.
Eric Shankle
Please, no booger jokes, that's just disgusting and not funny. But seriously, this movie is pretty bad. Some books just don't translate well to… More
Carlos Magalhães
This movie is so bright, amusing and sweet that it feels like only half an hour. It made me laugh real hard and I was surprised to see that it doesn't give… More
Everett Johnson
This movie is a complete throwback for me. It reminds me of movies like "The Sandlot"(without the baseball), in that it shows the world perfectly… More
Adam Kelly
Adapted from the bestselling books, 'Diary Of A Wimpy Kid' hits all the right notes in something which utterly is for all of the family. Starring the… More
Michael Edwards
Out of all teen films dealing with a new school, this is definitely the best to me. I haven't read the source material that his film was based on, but… More