75

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
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.
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75

TV Guide

By Angel Cohn
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.
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75

Entertainment Weekly

Happily, after a cartoon opening-credits sequence that overdoes it on the barf, Worms goes light (but not too light) on the gore and the goo.
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63

Miami Herald

By Peter Debruge
True to form, How to Eat Fried Worms forgoes flatulence jokes for positive examples.
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63

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
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.
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63

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
How to Eat Fried Worms belongs to a vanishing breed - live action family films.
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60

The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
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.
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50

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
The movie has a pleasing skinned-knee innocence that makes you wish everything else about it wasn't so shoddy.
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Peter Hartlaub
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.
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40

Wall Street Journal

After the first bit of fish bait is consumed, actually even before, this one-trick movie is a tough slog.
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56 out of 100
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