Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul

In the fourth film based on Jeff Kinney's novel series, Greg tricks his family so he can attend a gamer convention. Features an all new cast.

Greg (Jason Drucker) convinces his family to take a road trip to attend his great grandmother's 90th birthday as a cover for what he really wants: attend a nearby gamer convention. Unsurprisingly, things do not go according to plan and Heffley family antics ensue.

2017Rating: PG, Mild crude humour and coarse language91 minsUSA
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Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul / Reviews

Flicks, Adam Fresco

Flicks, Adam Fresco

The fourth instalment of the Wimpy Kid saga delivers a sequel of diminishing returns. Despite a new cast (the original actors now too old for their roles), this feels anything but fresh. Predictable plotting, clunky dialogue, half-hearted characterisation, gross gags and tired jokes add up to a lacklustre affair, one that does Jeff Kinney’s books no favours.

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Variety

Variety

An amiable, fast-paced entry that should win over fans.

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Time Out

Time Out

It's mostly carried off with aplomb, particularly by Charlie Wright, who looks like a slightly less evil Ezra Miller and gives a genuinely funny performance as permanently perplexed metalhead Rodrick.

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The Washington Post

The Washington Post

The ratio of giggles to groans runs about 50/50.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

For once, it'll be the grownups asking the kids: "Are we there yet?"

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Stuff

Stuff

My two under-10s were laughing like drains at regular intervals.

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

A dirge of unfunny scatological material, techno-anxiety and child endangerment masquerading as familial bonding.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

Despite the casting overhaul, it's the same old Wimpy Kid in that it still hasn't figured out how to make its characters as likeable or knowingly engaging as Kinney's simple line drawings and text.

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