• Released
  • August 3, 2012
  • PG , 1 hr 34 min
  • Comedy
  • 865 Fan Ratings
Synopsis: Greg's (Zachary Gordon) summer plans go wrong.

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83

Entertainment Weekly

Though often self-centered and conniving, Greg remains a likable kid, and the movie entertains by pulling off over-the-top scenarios that...
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75

Washington Post

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It really captures what it feels like to be a kid.
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70

Boxoffice Magazine

By Pete Hammond
Fox is smart to keep turning this stuff out before star Gordon grows too old for the role. He's terrific in a Leave it to Beaver way,...
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70

The Hollywood Reporter

By Michael Rechtshaffen
Oroves nimbler and truer to its origins than last year's "Rodrick Rules."
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63

USA Today

By Scott Bowles
Maintains the franchise's knack for getting kids right.
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50

Slant Magazine

By Andrew Schenker
A half-hearted morality tale about taking responsibility for your actions as a sign of impending maturity.
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50

Boston Globe

By Tom Russo
Compared to the first two movie installments, this one is uncharacteristically scattershot in the life-lessons department.
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40

New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
Unlike last year's superior "Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer" - which put its grade-school heroine through similarly seasonal woes -...
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38

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Phillips
Here and there, in the father/son scenes, you see a glimmer of an honest interaction. All in all, I'd rather watch a "Ned's Declassified...
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25

New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
I'd call Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days harmless if it weren't for some totally unnecessary gay-panic jokes that could actually encourage...
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Rated PG | For Some Rude Humor
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 9+ More Wimpy Kid fun mixed with worthy messages, potty humor.
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