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: August 25, 2006
DVD Release Date: December 5, 2006
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Critic Score: 59% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

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

James Berardinelli

...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.

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.

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

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: 46% 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
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
Jarrin Rozenblad
This is a nice family movie. It gives you some good laughs with it's semi-gross nature. It is really just a great young cast that really sells it.