Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days Synopsis
Greg's (Zachary Gordon) summer plans go wrong.
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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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Washington Post

It really captures what it feels like to be a kid.
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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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The Hollywood Reporter

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

By Scott Bowles
Maintains the franchise's knack for getting kids right.
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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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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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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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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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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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Diary of a Wmpy Kid: Dog Days

By Beth63
I took my 10 year old daughter and she laughed through the whole thing. I really enjoyed this movie. I was surprised. I thought it was going to be a silly kids movie but it actually had some life...

Very funny!

By lpka
I thought this one was the best of the three!It was really funny and my kids want to see it again! The acting was great!The kids in the film are great comedic actors...

Kid Safe And Funny To Grownups Too.

By Alon Patterson
Usually, the audience for these sort of movies is confined to the ten to fourteen year old boy crowd. No so here. In fact, consistently, the "Wimpy Kid" movies have not only been kid safe but...

Funny For All

By dancestar 1
My ten year-old wanted to go see it and I had to be talked into going. Had a bad day, then saw this movie that made me laugh. It's has old school predictions, but sometimes that's all you need. ...


By tylcal2
This movie was another great diary of a wimpy kid movie. Nice to see there are still wholesome, kid-friendly movies out there not only for the kids to enjoy but the parents too!!!!...

Funniest So Far

By daffycathy
I've seen all the movies of this series so far and this one is my favorite by far. I found the others mildly enjoyable, but I laughed consistently throughout this one. Your kids should love it. I...

Super Hilarious even for the Parents!

By mickeywest
I must admit, I so dreaded to go to this movie. However, my kids were dying to see it. I can honestly say, my husband and I laughed more than the kids! The movie was very entertaining and I'm glad...

Little Kid's WIll Like this Movie

By ahcan2
I went to see the movie with my nephews, ages 6-14. It held their attention. There was even laughter at certain scenes. The language was clean, very appropriate. There were three adults in this...

Just love these movies!

By falauri
Me and my son love these movies, so cute. Such great characters, we escpecially love Rodrick. The older brother is so naturally funny. One of our favorite scenes was the 2 boys and 2 girls playing...

Diary of a Wimpy Kid Dog Day

By Sharon2419
I took my granddaughter age 8. She has read several of the books and seen the 3 movies. She said, I liked this one best of the 3. I enjoyed the fun also and we shared some belly laughs. Well...

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Rated PG | For Some Rude Humor
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says More Wimpy Kid fun mixed with worthy messages, potty humor.
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