How to Eat Fried Worms Synopsis
Boy agrees to eat 10 worms in a day.
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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...
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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...
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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...
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Miami Herald

By Peter Debruge
True to form, How to Eat Fried Worms forgoes flatulence jokes for positive examples.
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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...
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By James Berardinelli
How to Eat Fried Worms belongs to a vanishing breed - live action family films.
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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...
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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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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...
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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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By dancifyer101
I think that this movie is a pretty fun and funny movie for younger kids. The first time I saw it, I fell inlove with it! It's one of mt favorite movies!!!!...

I love this movie

By conjayeager
This is one of those movies about friendship and how to eat worms...

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Rated PG | For mild bullying and some crude humor
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 9+ A gross-out movie with a sweet story.
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