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Based on 23 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 1 )
  • 50
    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. show more

  • 63
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    The worms, the real stars of the film, are fairly impressive, looming large, plump and slimy as they are boiled, fried, served with sauce and added to omelettes and smoothies. show more

  • 40
    Wall Street Journal

    After the first bit of fish bait is consumed, actually even before, this one-trick movie is a tough slog. show more

  • 75
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    Here's hoping its old-fashioned sensibility appeals to contemporary kids, because we could certainly use more movies as smart and sweet as this one. show more

  • 60
    Kirk Honeycutt The Hollywood Reporter

    Boys will be happy at the mild grossness; parents will tolerate anything that entertains their hyperkinetic boys; and sisters will agree with the film's lone girl. show more

  • 75
    Angel Cohn TV Guide

    While changes have been made to the book in the interest of compressing the story and emphasizing certain life lessons, the 33-year-old premise is still perfectly in sync with the sensibilities of preteen boys everywhere. show more

  • 63
    Peter Debruge Miami Herald

    True to form, How to Eat Fried Worms forgoes flatulence jokes for positive examples. show more

  • 63
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    How to Eat Fried Worms belongs to a vanishing breed - live action family films. show more

  • 50
    Michael Wilmington Chicago Tribune

    This is a picture in which the barf scenes standard in the usual crude youth comedies aren't gratuitous. They're logical climaxes. show more

  • 50
    Lou Lumenick New York Post

    The star is Luke Benward, a dead ringer for the young Kurt Russell. show more

  • November 21, 2010 mirandaEidson
    Report This User

    it was so FUNNY i loved the part when they put the worm in the micorwave and it exploded

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