Horrid Henry: The Movie (U)

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14) Perfect Peter (Ross Marron) Horrid Henry (Theo Stevenson) Moody Margaret (Scarlett Stitt).jpg

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<strong>Rating: </strong><span class='lf-avgRating'>2</span>/5

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Time Out says

Tue Jul 26 2011

I must admit to never having read American author Francesca Simon’s very British-flavoured ‘Horrid Henry’ series, but I did recently flick through a book or two, and can see several reasons why Simon’s amusing characters and Tony Ross’s accompanying illustrations are so popular. So why on earth make a live-action 3D film with a cast who bear no resemblance to the illustrated  characters in the books? Still, anyone unaware of the film’s roots will remain none the wiser and will probably find some semblance of entertainment in the film’s rascally pranks, the primary-colour palette and some of the more imaginative visual effects.

It’s unclear which particular book the film was inspired by, suffice to say it involves prankster Henry (Theo Stevenson) disrupting the day of Anjelica Huston’s caricatured Miss Battle-Axe and foiling a corrupt school takeover bid by Richard E Grant’s dastardly Vic Van Wrinkle. ‘Horrid Henry’ is indelibly flawed and disorderly in tone but not devoid of rambunctious charm.
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U

UK release:

Fri Jul 29, 2011

Duration:

93 mins

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layna hazlett

hi i got the dvd on the tv because i all ways watch a dvd befor i go to bed i love it and if some one dose not like it they are crazzzzzzzzyyyyyyyy but me and my 5 years old sister loves it to when my dad says what do u want to watch we both want to watch tonight ...... HORID HENRY THE MOVIE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

layna hazlett

hi i got the dvd on the tv because i all ways watch a dvd befor i go to bed i love it and if some one dose not like it they are crazzzzzzzzyyyyyyyy but me and my 5 years old sister loves it to when my dad says what do u want to watch we both want to watch tonight ...... HORID HENRY THE MOVIE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

lyle

i dont understand the bad reviews - i loved it! it was very funny!!!!!

lyle

i dont understand the bad reviews - i loved it! it was very funny!!!!!

philip

this movie is boring and a waste of time theo stevenson is rather annoyng throughout the film even more when he yells noooooo the characters look nothing like the cartoon characters and the script is scrappy and boring the story makes no sense at all

philip

this movie is boring and a waste of time theo stevenson is rather annoyng throughout the film even more when he yells noooooo the characters look nothing like the cartoon characters and the script is scrappy and boring the story makes no sense at all

peter snotty nose

this film is absoulutly amazing says my brother he said it is better than the best films around he luvs it and thinks it is his wife coz he luvs it that much he didnt say a word through out the whole film wow hes never luved a film so much he cant wait to get it on dvd and watch it over and over and over agian he luv it that much and when he gets it hes going to kiss it alll over and frame the box becauswe he wont be needing it coz it will allways be in the slot were u put the dvd LOL xx

peter snotty nose

this film is absoulutly amazing says my brother he said it is better than the best films around he luvs it and thinks it is his wife coz he luvs it that much he didnt say a word through out the whole film wow hes never luved a film so much he cant wait to get it on dvd and watch it over and over and over agian he luv it that much and when he gets it hes going to kiss it alll over and frame the box becauswe he wont be needing it coz it will allways be in the slot were u put the dvd LOL xx

filmreviewer

The reason harry potter has gone so far is that it hasn't been animated on TV. JK Rowling has animated it in our minds, there is alot of contrast between Harry Potter and Horrid Henry; Harry Potter is allot older and Horrid Henry is full of colour and for the younger audience. The film is good and you can regognise the characters it is full of colour the plot however tries and it is good. Adults shouldn't be reviewing it as it is a childrens film. It's a lovely heart warming film, Theo Stevenson, Ross Marron and Scarlett Stitt do their best to portray their characters!

filmreviewer

The reason harry potter has gone so far is that it hasn't been animated on TV. JK Rowling has animated it in our minds, there is alot of contrast between Harry Potter and Horrid Henry; Harry Potter is allot older and Horrid Henry is full of colour and for the younger audience. The film is good and you can regognise the characters it is full of colour the plot however tries and it is good. Adults shouldn't be reviewing it as it is a childrens film. It's a lovely heart warming film, Theo Stevenson, Ross Marron and Scarlett Stitt do their best to portray their characters!

rosie

this film was very disappointing, my son was looking forward to seeing it but fell asleep 30mins in the film wat a shame, waste of tym an money.

rosie

this film was very disappointing, my son was looking forward to seeing it but fell asleep 30mins in the film wat a shame, waste of tym an money.

A

I was very disappointed with this film! It is not like the cartoon characters! I would not recomend it!

A

I was very disappointed with this film! It is not like the cartoon characters! I would not recomend it!

emma

this film is rubish it is the worst film in the world and i have seen and i have seen a lot non of the caracters resemble the characters in the book the plot is absotlty rubish i would not recoment it

emma

this film is rubish it is the worst film in the world and i have seen and i have seen a lot non of the caracters resemble the characters in the book the plot is absotlty rubish i would not recoment it

scrumpyjack

For adults, like watching a reasonable 4 part cbbc production back to back. Kids? Silence other than for plentiful giggles....it work's a treat! Small note, Iv's seen 2 live action British 3D productions for kids that I can recall and both times they have had fine, clear 3D.....can't recall any big budget live action U.S. examples to match. Think static or slow camera movements and good lighting are key. Anyway, this for adults is missable, obviously, but if you have kids, fear not, it's perfectly alright! 5/10

scrumpyjack

For adults, like watching a reasonable 4 part cbbc production back to back. Kids? Silence other than for plentiful giggles....it work's a treat! Small note, Iv's seen 2 live action British 3D productions for kids that I can recall and both times they have had fine, clear 3D.....can't recall any big budget live action U.S. examples to match. Think static or slow camera movements and good lighting are key. Anyway, this for adults is missable, obviously, but if you have kids, fear not, it's perfectly alright! 5/10