Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days (2012)

During his summer vacation, "Wimpy Kid" Greg Heffley, the hero of the phenomenally successful book series, hatches a plan to pretend he has a job at a ritzy country club - which fails to keep him away from the season's dog… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: August 3, 2012
DVD Release Date: December 18, 2012
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Critic Score: 51% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Overly familiar and a bit too reliant on slapstick, the sitcom-like Dog Days fails to improve upon previous installments and will likely appeal to few outside its target audience.

Matt Singer
Time Out

Viewers enduring early adolescence or those grappling with its psychic scars will recognize the honesty in the comic humiliation.

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Rafer Guzman

Old-fashioned and small in scale, the movies sometimes feel like after-school specials from a bygone era, which is part of what makes them so endearing.

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John Hanlon
Big Hollywood

A solid family-friendly film that embraces its quirky characters and their mischievous adventures.

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Abby West
Entertainment Weekly

Though often self-centered and conniving, Greg remains a likable kid, and the movie entertains by pulling off over-the-top scenarios that set up digestible life lessons for youngsters.

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Lou Lumenick
New York Post

I'd call "Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days" harmless if it weren't for some totally unnecessary gay-panic jokes that could actually encourage bullying.

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James Plath
Movie Metropolis

With "Dog Days" and its been-there, done-that screenplay, the franchise takes a step backward.

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Nick Pinkerton
Village Voice

Released right when summer starts to drag, Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days at least doesn't add to the exhaustion.

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Sean O'Connell
Washington Post

Spending time with Kinney's characters has become an annual treat.

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John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)

With their recurring characters and suburban Anytown USA setting, these films represent a throwback to the assembly-line days of 'Andy Hardy' and 'Blondie' movies: They lack surprise but not laughs.

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Flixster Audience Score: 63% Flixster User Reviews
Manu Gino
Not so wimpy after all! Good movie! This film is the third film in this popular series and is based on the Diary of a Wimpy Kid books, which are written by… More
Bradley Wright
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days is the third installment in the film series based on the popular books, and is another harmless and silly addition that proves to… More
Candy Rose
During the summer Greg joins a country club to get close to a girl.
Brendan Nicholls
The film series has finally come together after two quite average films. The characters have grown into the roles and they are now well grown. The direction is… More
Everett Johnson
"Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days" is the third installment in this fantastic series of family movies. This time around the kids are on Summer break… More
Jeff Boam
Dogged by simplicity but not dazed beyond redemption, Wimpy Kid at least whiles away an hour and a half of your summer. Lightyears better than its predecessor,… More