Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days
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Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days
During his summer vacation, "Wimpy Kid" Greg Heffley, the hero of the phenomenally successful book series, hatches a plan to pretend he has a job at a ritzy country club - which fails to keep him away from the season's dog days, including embarrassing mishaps at a public pool and a camping trip that goes horribly wrong. -- (C) 20th Century Fox

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 51%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Viewers enduring early adolescence or those grappling with its psychic scars will recognize the honesty in the comic humiliation."
‑ Matt Singer, Time Out New York
"Old-fashioned and small in scale, the movies sometimes feel like after-school specials from a bygone era, which is part of what makes them so endearing."
‑ Rafer Guzman, Newsday
"A solid family-friendly film that embraces its quirky characters and their mischievous adventures."
‑ John Hanlon, Big Hollywood
"More efforts not to be wimpy."
‑ Cynthia Fuchs, Time to Play Magazine
"Learn from your mistakes is the theme of this endearing third film in the franchise in which the awkward, tumultuous highs and lows of pubescence continue"
‑ Louise Keller, Urban Cinefile
"Though often self-centered and conniving, Greg remains a likable kid, and the movie entertains by pulling off over-the-top scenarios that set up digestible life lessons for youngsters."
‑ Abby West, Entertainment Weekly
"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 bullying."
‑ Lou Lumenick, New York Post
"With "Dog Days" and its been-there, done-that screenplay, the franchise takes a step backward."
‑ James Plath, Movie Metropolis
"Dog Days doesn't have the emotional pull of the last installment in the franchise, but it's still a vast improvement over the irritating series opener."
‑ Perry Seibert, TV Guide's Movie Guide
"Greg isn't just wimpy, but manipulative and selfish, and no amount of after-school-special lessons and father-son bonding in the final 10 minutes is enough to overcome that."
‑ Sean Means, Salt Lake Tribune
"Released right when summer starts to drag, Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days at least doesn't add to the exhaustion."
‑ Nick Pinkerton, Village Voice
"Spending time with Kinney's characters has become an annual treat."
‑ Sean O'Connell, Washington Post
"With their recurring characters and suburban Anytown USA setting, these films represent a throwback to the assembly-line days of 'Andy Hardy' and 'Blondie' movies: They lack surprise but not laughs."
‑ John Beifuss, Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
"This third adventure holds up nicely with its breezy comic energy and kid-friendly messages about respecting people you allegedly care about."
‑ Jim Schembri, 3AW
"Sure, your kids will think it's funny. But if they've seen many movies, they're going to know they're looking at lowbrow jokes that are cheap and easily written - the kind of stuff kids tell each other in the halls at school."
‑ Linda Cook, Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
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