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Based on 27 Reviews
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fan reviews ( 35 )
  • 50
    Peter Hartlaub San Francisco Chronicle

    The writing is funny during individual moments, but the cumulative result is a bit depressing, with a surprising amount of negativity. show more

  • 63
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    "Who wants to see a movie about a kid who's stuck in middle school with a bunch of morons?" Thanks to an endearing cast of characters and an energetic, if light, comic story, we do. show more

  • 63
    Carrie Rickey Philadelphia Inquirer

    The movie has workmanlike, uninspired direction from Thor Freudenthal (Hotel for Dogs), who gets an especially lovely performance from Capron. show more

  • 50
    Joe Neumaier New York Daily News

    This year-in-the-life comedy will appeal mostly to its target audience -- the boys of middle school, USA -- and frankly, that's all it needs. Who else would appreciate the idiocy of social pressure, show more

  • 70
    Kirk Honeycutt The Hollywood Reporter

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

  • 40

    On the page, it's a funny little snapshot of the preteen mind, ruled by prevailing forces of fear and aggression, yet still given to silliness and lowbrow yuks. In a movie, however, Greg's thoughts are made painfully literal, so instead of being a reflection of his hyperactive imagination, they're grotesque cartoons standing in for real life. show more

  • 88
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

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

  • 75
    Roger Moore Orlando Sentinel

    Crass, gross and juvenile in all the best (and worst) ways, Diary is aimed squarely at a tween "don't touch the cheese" demographic. And if you don't get it, maybe you're just too old for a good booger joke. show more

  • 63
    Rene Rodriguez Miami Herald

    A passable adaptation of Kinney's novel, but no replacement for the real thing. Read the book, then see the movie. show more

  • 63
    Lou Lumenick New York Post

    An above-average and sometimes surprising kid movie. show more

  • March 22, 2013 sm00000000142204
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    it was very funny zo we momma

  • December 18, 2011 allboys3
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    i love this book im only on the ugly truth thats because my libary didn\'t have the book.

  • June 07, 2011 Dry Master
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  • March 30, 2011 x3adnila
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    This was such a hilarious movie! The storyline was great and it was creative and original. I can't wait for the sequal!

  • November 21, 2010 mirandaEidson
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    it was so funny i LOVE this movie :)

  • August 27, 2010 drarthurwells
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    Well done and entertaining film for the youth set.

  • August 18, 2010 WilliamSicklick
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    diary of a wimmpy kid the movie is good

  • August 09, 2010 sonictoribio
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    who ever wrote this wimpy and made it wimpy y embarresed that boy

  • July 31, 2010 Mmorris8candy
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    i love the books


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