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Village Voice
The fundamental Schwartz touch applies: In the guise of a narrowly targeted tween flick, he has delivered a smart and emotionally satisfying slice of wish fulfillment, tracing how a threatened family finds harmony.
Compared to most teen comedies these days, Fun Size is almost touchingly tame.
Slant Magazine
It pairs modern attitude with John Hughesian tropes, and it's odd enough, in spurts, to boast originality.
By the end of this romp, Fun Size actually accomplished something charming: sentimentality without normality.
Imagine "Little Miss Sunshine's" dark materials (and superior craftsmanship) diluted with a Hannah Montana-like sunny silliness – which is to say: sometimes funny, often broad-stroked, ever sweet, and landing shy of its potential.
Of course, questionable propriety would be a moot point if the film were consistently funny, but its hit-to-miss ratio is dire.
All over the map in the details it throws at us, and the level of immaturity it aims for.
This movie has no courage and little brains, and is salvaged, if at all, only by its heart. There remains a huge market for a great Halloween teen comedy, but Fun Size is the disappointing apple that your crazy-haired neighbor gives you instead of candy.
A laborious comedy about a Halloween night in Cleveland that feels too grown up in half of its storylines to suit younger audiences, and too juvenile or nonsensical in the rest of its gags to please anyone else.
It's a soul-crusher, and when I say it may be the most dehumanizing experience since "Hostel: Part II" the comparison is not an idle one.

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