Horridly Funny Horrid Henry Movie Review

Posted on: March 18th, 2013by

The Horrid Henry book series has now made its way to a DVD titled, Horrid Henry, the Movie.

  • 93 minutes of action-packed adventures, songs, and appropriate kid humor.
  • The limited edition set includes
    • slime pack
    • downloadable activity pack
  • It’s available beginning March 12 in Walmart stores for $14.86 and nationwide in May 2013.

About Horrid Henry

Based on Francesca Simon’s popular children’s book series, Horrid Henry slime pack movie edition will be soled exclusively at Walmart.

When Henry fails yet again to hand in his homework for the umpteenth time, he inadvertently sets off an unexpected and curious chain of events. He forms an unlikely alliance with Moody Margaret, the infuriating girl next door, outwits corrupt school inspectors, topples an evil headmaster, wins a talent contest, and stands up to his ultimate nemesis. With each antic crazier than the last, Henry finds himself inexplicably trying to save the very school which he has always professed to hate.


We received the Horrid Henry movie and chapter book to review last week for our family’s movie night.  I had not been familiar with Horrid Henry. My boys apparently were. First, we read some of the book. (We’ll review that in a separate post.) Then, we played with the slime pack that comes with your exclusive Walmart edition of Horrid Henry. After giggles and laughs with how the slime moved through our hands, we moved onto watching the movie, where the giggles continued.


Playing with the slime from our Horrid Henry movie pack. |Photo Credit Jersey Family Fun

Playing with the slime from our Horrid Henry movie pack. |Photo Credit Jersey Family Fun

What a great movie for my boys. Two of my sons are at that in-between stage where they are too old for many Disney movies but too young for many PG or PG13 movies. Horrid Henry presented them with a movie where the main character is a boy about their age, who doesn’t like homework either. Pretty much everything about Henry makes him relatable to young boys. And while Henry has a reputation for being horrible, he really is anything but. He is your typical boy and in the end he goes beyond that by trying to be a hero and save his school.

Not only was this movie a big hit for my boys. It was for me too.

  • Horrid Henry had no inappropriate language or humor.
  • There was teasing between some characters but it was limited to the boy versus girl rivalry or sibling rivalry that we can relate to from our younger days.
  • It had no violence.
  • There were many great messages.

Get Horrid Henry in time for your next family movie night and let us know what you think.


Need more help selecting family friendly movies? Visit Jersey Family Fun’s Family Movie Reviews series.


In full disclosure, this is a sponsored post by Child’s Play PR, Walmart, and Kaboom Entertainment/Phase 4 Films, who provided Jersey Family Fun with this movie and promotional toys in order to make our review possible. As always, our opinions are honest and based on our own experiences with the movie.


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Jennifer Auer is the hyperlocal mom blogger who runs Jersey Family Fun. From New Jersey, this mom of 3 boys just can’t sit still! Her husband likes to say she’s a work-at-home mom who never stays home. Jennifer started traveling as a child and hasn’t stopped since. Instead of letting her husband and boys slow her down, she brings them along! Did you know that boys behave better when they are out exploring? As her boys transition from tweens to teens there’s still so many places she wants to discover with them both across the U.S. and internationally.She has been a Jersey Girl for 20+ years, and a Jersey Mom for 8+ years and a New Jersey mom blogger for 10 years, although she'd much rather be referred to as an influencer or just by name.She has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a focus on Entrepreneurship from Bryant University in Rhode Island.

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