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Dennis the Menace

HD   G Closed Captioning

Nick Castle

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About the Movie

An exploration from within a child's imagination of a carefree world where neighbors still look out for one another, kids have hearts of gold under grimy overalls, and a friendship between a young boy and his cantankerous neighbor offers warm and comical surprises.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 22
  • Fresh: 5
  • Rotten: 17
  • Average Rating: 3.9/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Rotten: Mr. Hughes and Mr. Castle try hard to re-create a kind of timeless, idealized comic-strip atmosphere, but except for the performances of Lea Thompson and Robert Stanton... nobody in the movie seems in touch with the nature of the comedy. – Vincent Canby, New York Times, Jul 16, 2008

Rotten: Its unholy mixture of peppy sadism and pious, self-righteous sentiment comes straight from Hughes' crabbed cinematic heart. – Ty Burr, Entertainment Weekly, Jul 12, 2010

Rotten: Very young children may find the numskull, by-the-numbers gags here amusing, but teens will consider this kids' stuff and adults will be pained. – Todd McCarthy, Variety, Jul 12, 2010

Rotten: Those good qualities are undermined, unfortunately, by the Switchblade Sam character, who is dirty, threatening and scary. – Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times, Jul 7, 2010

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Customer Reviews

I luv it

i luv this movie its soooo much fun to watch! and makes me crack up it was one of my favorite movies when growning up. im now 21 and still get a kick out of it

one big side splitting laugh

My family and I love this movie. A great set up from beginning to end. Walter Matthau is great but the villian is even better. Get it.


Mason Gamble vs Christopher Lloyd. You bet there's gonna be trouble. This is definitely one of my favorite childhood films and I still love it to this very day!

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  • $14.99
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Released: 1993

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