Honey, I Shrunk the Kids
Honey, I Shrunk the Kids (1989)

An absent-minded inventor leaves his latest creation, a shrinking ray, unattended in his attic, where it is accidentally triggered by his young children. When the newly tiny youngsters are tossed out with the trash, they must survive the… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: June 23, 1989
DVD Release Date: October 8, 2002
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Critic Score: 75% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Variety Staff

[It's] in the best tradition of Disney -- and even better than that, because it is not so juvenile that adults won't be thoroughly entertained.

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Rita Kempley
Washington Post

Though it relies on special effects, this cutie-pie caper never loses sight of the protagonists amid the bigger-than-life Cheerios and 40-foot blades of grass.

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Scott G. Mignola
Common Sense Media

Two-dimensional fun.

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Derek Adams
Time Out

Sterling entertainment...

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

The special effects are all there, nicely in place, and the production values are sound, but the movie is dead in the water.

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Pablo Villaša
Cinema em Cena

O visual oitentista e os efeitos visuais datados acabam contribuindo para o charme do filme, que ainda consegue divertir.

Caryn James
New York Times

As sweet, straightforward and funny as its title.

Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

Not great. Not an all-time legendary accomplishment of family-friendly cinema. But pretty darn decent altogether.

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Brian Orndorf

They don't make pre-teen entertainment like this anymore, and that's a crime...retains a filmmaking purity that's timeless, aging well against a summer of now dated motion pictures.

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Flixster Audience Score: 53% Flixster User Reviews
Phil Hubbs
Could there be anything more cliched and corny than the idea of a weedy, crazy haired, spectacled, crazy inventor type nerd who's wacky creation gets out… More
Scott Green
An interesting classic with a unique concept.
KJ Proulx
Fun, adventurous, albeit a little creepy at times, "Honey, I Shrunk the Kids" is exactly the type of live action film that Disney knew how to do right… More
Jim Careter
Juwst another cheesy Disney movie that is on TV all the time, really boring.
Chris Weber
This is the story of a kooky suburban inventor who is absent minded and makes some wonderfully nutty and ridiculous inventions, his latest being a shrink ray.… More
Alexis Nomm
One of my all time favorites. Such a fun family film and it helps that the neighbor boy is a babe.