Horrid Henry: The Movie

July 29th, 2011


Horrid Henry: The Movie

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Still of Anjelica Huston in Horrid Henry: The MovieStill of Theo Stevenson and Ross Marron in Horrid Henry: The MovieStill of Parminder Nagra and Ross Marron in Horrid Henry: The MovieHorrid Henry: The MovieStill of Anjelica Huston in Horrid Henry: The MovieHorrid Henry: The Movie

Horrid Henry finds himself doing things he never ever thought he'd do, and then some.

Release Year: 2011

Rating: 3.7/10 (404 voted)

Director: Nick Moore

Stars: Anjelica Huston, Parminder Nagra, Richard E. Grant

When Henry fails yet again to hand in his homework for the umpteenth time, he has no idea that this will set off a chain of events which will see him forming an unlikely alliance with Moody Margaret, the infuriating girl next door, and his irritating little brother Perfect Peter, outwitting corrupt School Inspectors and toppling an evil Headmaster, winning a talent contest and facing his ultimate nemesis with no way out - all because he is trying to save the very school which he has always professed to hate!

Writers: Lucinda Whiteley, Francesca Simon

Anjelica Huston - Miss Battleaxe
Parminder Nagra - Miss Lovely
Richard E. Grant - Vic Van Wrinkle
Noel Fielding - Ed Banger
Prunella Scales - Great Aunt Greta
Mathew Horne - Dad
Rebecca Front - Miss Oddbod
Tyger Drew-Honey - Stuck-up Steve
Theo Stevenson - Horrid Henry
Jo Brand - Demon Dinner Lady
Kimberley Walsh - Prissy Polly
David Schneider - Soggy Sid
Helena Barlow - Sour Susan
Siobhan Hayes - Mum
Helen Lederer - Rich Aunt Ruby


Official Website: Official site |

Release Date: 29 July 2011

Opening Weekend: £1,290,308 (UK) (29 July 2011) (413 Screens)

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Did You Know?

This film marked the first-ever feature performance of actress Scarlett Stitt in the role of Moody Margaret, Henry's friendly nemesis.

User Review

a waste of the talent as its disposal

Rating: 4/10

I took my 8 and 6 year old children. My 8 year old is usually quite forgiving of a bad film if she has popcorn, but when she asked me if I had liked it she was clearly hoping I said 'no'. We are film addicts and watch and enjoy a lot of children's films - this was the worst for a long time, since Space Chimps probably, and made worse by that it could have been so much better with a little craft to its direction. And from a director with so much experience as an Editor, it was really badly edited.

My 6 year old thought it was OK, but there lies the problem - the film is obviously aimed, in its semi-high-school American 'teen rock' music pretensions, at a much older audience. A porous plot, even to an 8 year old, and the embarrassing potential of the cast falls extremely flat. Mathew Horne seems only to have two expressions in his repertoire and is in extreme danger of having a bit part comedy career fade fast, and Anjelica Huston's Scottish accent was insulting and embarrassing - like a sheltered American impersonating Mrs Doubtfire. Horrid Henry had been clean cut and Americanised, and really wasn't very menacing at all. I was surprised we were spared the sentimental 'son, I got it all wrong but I will always love you' ending: it would have completed the American airbrushing.


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