Diary of a Wimpy Kid (2010)

Diary of a Wimpy Kid (2010)

Diary of a Wimpy Kid (2010)

This family comedy follows Greg, a wise-cracking teen tasked with surviving the hardest years of one’s life: middle school (FYI, ‘middle school’ is the American label for intermediate school).

Greg navigates his way through all the social landmines: morons, wedgies, swirlies, bullies and a festering piece of cheese with “nuclear cooties”. His quest for the recognition he feels he deserves, in the face of these adversaries, is all noted in a journal (“it’s not a diary, it’s a journal”).

Diary of a Wimpy Kid began as a series of online cartoons by Jeff Kinney, then became the mega-selling illustrated novels on which this film is based.

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Diary of a Wimpy Kid (2010) / Reviews

Total Film

Total Film

Lots of Home Alone slapstick for tweens, and enough wry gags for oldsters.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

There is nothing wrong with the story itself, but the tone is grating and the pacing sluggish. Episodes that might be howlingly funny on the page turn weirdly gross and sadistic on screen.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

A likable movie for kids that will make adults chuckle as well because of the movie's key ingredient -- wit.

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Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

It's nimble, bright and funny. It doesn't dumb down. It doesn't patronize. It knows something about human nature.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

Fun, funny and affectionate, though it packs the emotional wallop of an undernourished high school nerd.

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Christchurch Press

Christchurch Press

It must be school holiday time because here come the kiddie movies. Thankfully, Diary of a Wimpy Kid is better than many you could be dragged along to by your pre-pubescent munchkin.

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