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Horrid Henry: The Movie

By Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 7+

Forgettable British kid comedy is pretty horrid indeed.

Movie PG 2013 93 minutes
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What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 7+

Based on 5 parent reviews

age 6+

Love the cartoon but hate the movie

I hate that they have changed Horrid Henry's personality they have made him very timid. Yeah I'm not being funny but it's Horrid Henry he is supposed to be horrid. The cartoon is good though. The Movie is very disgusting as well and stupid. I am also angry that Ralph hardly got any screen time. Like he is Henry's best friend in the show surely he should have got more screen time.
age 7+

I can't even.

Not ONE of the SIX children living in my home wanted to finish this movie. It is not entertaining and the characters in the movie are annoying. The movie itself is annoying. Read the books to your family and skip the movie. The actor that plays Henry is adorable and looks like my nephew, that is the only thing I liked about it.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (5 ):
Kids say (24 ):

This is a forgettable, fart-joke-filled adaptation. While wildly popular in Great Britain, Francesca Simon's Horrid Henry books haven't found the same kind of success across the pond. Most American audiences, therefore, won't have the built-in familiarity that they have with, say, the Ramona or Wimpy Kid stories. Maybe it's better that way. Perhaps if Henry were a character dear to someone's heart, the movie would deserve one less star.

Henry is your standard Dennis the Menace "problem child"-meets-class clown. But Stevenson's portrayal of Henry is so over the top (as is every aspect of this production) that it seems better suited for a TV special than a full-length film. ER fans will relish a supporting role by Parminder Nagra as Miss Lovely (the sweet and pretty foil to the strict and humorless Miss Battleaxe), and it's always a joy to see Huston work. But even those notable supporting actresses can't elevate this mess of a movie.

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