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83
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.
70
Oroves nimbler and truer to its origins than last year's "Rodrick Rules."
67
Genial and pleasant to a fault, the film could benefit from a little more personality.
67
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days is probably the most inoffensive kid's film you're likely to see this summer. And that's a good thing.
60
Childminders rejoice: the formulaic but family-friendly series is back and it's business as usual.
60
Greg avoids the curse of the three in the third outing for the Wimpy Kid. Hardly groundbreaking but plenty of fun for its target audience.
60
Variety
Formulaic in adhering to the sitcom-style tone of the first two films, picture finds the chronically underappreciated Greg facing a summer break replete with parental expectations and anxiety over his first crush.
60
The best of the lot. It's not great, but the mean-spiritedness that permeated the first film and stuck around a bit for the second is mostly gone.
50
Slant Magazine
A half-hearted morality tale about taking responsibility for your actions as a sign of impending maturity.
38
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 School Survival Guide" rerun.

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