• edward

    ★★★ Watched by edward 28 Feb, 2015 1

    Rick Moranis is a scientist/inventor who tries to create a shrinking laser. However, it doesn't work until some kids hit a baseball in and block one of the lasers. When they go to grab the ball, they get zapped down to miniature size. When Moranis comes home, he inadvertently sweeps them up and puts them in the trash outside. They then have to go through the jungle of their lawn to get back home. Although a lot of the effects…

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  • Matt Wooldridge

    ★★★ Watched by Matt Wooldridge 23 Dec, 1989

    A fun family adventure that decides all it needs is a backyard for a location. It turns this familiar territory into an exciting landscape when our heroes - or families - are shrunken thanks to Rick Moranis' tech. He sells the premise well and there are enough fun moments to make for a tidy adventure, but one exclusively for the kids.

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  • Justin Robert Vinall

    ★★½ Watched by Justin Robert Vinall 23 Feb, 2015

    A fun film that has entertaining set pieces and a great soundtrack!

    Rick Moranis plays a wacky dad scientist, he's pretty funny for the most part and everyone around him is either forgettable or memorable for being annoying. In terms of character relationships, it's rushed, unexplored and boring at times.

    The film makes up with the lack of character with amazing set pieces that have great action sequences. The special effects are dated for sure and look bad at times…

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  • Dale H : The Sellf Proclaimed Opinionist

    ½ Added by Dale H : The Sellf Proclaimed Opinionist

    Well Surprise, I don't like this movie. it's just Stupid, and dumb. I would get into it but that would mean watching it again to point out the asininery this movie spews out...

    Matt fewer I stuck by you as Sherlock but this. NO!

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  • Chris Maxwell

    ★★★½ Rewatched by Chris Maxwell 15 Feb, 2015

    The movie holds up. A family film, of course, but the story is tight, Moranis is always great, and count me as a fan of the jokes in the script. Special effects weren't as great as I remembered, but serviceable by today's standards.

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  • Priscila Ramirez

    ★★★ Added by Priscila Ramirez

    "El efecto especial, entonces aun en mi época, era muy impresionante, y la historia en sí, muy divertida"

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  • MsStackattack

    ★★★★ Rewatched by MsStackattack 08 Feb, 2015

    Is this a metaphor for kids feeling like their parents never really "see" them?

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  • Matt Greene

    ★★★★ Rewatched by Matt Greene 22 Jan, 2015

    In what could be a frantic and uselessly loud kids film, Johnston nails a fresh tone with some amazing pacing. We move from basic teen comedy to Ray Harryhausen style effects/sets-based adventure with ease. Big family fun that really stands the test of time.

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  • deadmanramsey

    ★★½ Added by deadmanramsey

    52/100

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  • Tim Ehrens

    ★★★ Rewatched by Tim Ehrens 30 Jan, 2015

    "I'm on a special diet. No toxic waste."

    A fun, cute family film or a grim, techno-phobic allegory on the dangers of man vs. machine? Could go either way, but ah....

    I took a little nostalgic trip down memory lane today. When I was a pre-pubescent cinephile, Honey, I Shrunk the Kids was sort of always present in my life. I must've played that VHS tape a thousand times and it always staked out a place right near the Ehrens'…

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  • Nadine Keels

    ★★★★ Added by Nadine Keels

    Excitement, laughs, scares, grief, and a little teen romance on this one-of-a-kind adventure. I always wished I could've eaten a piece of the giant Oatmeal Creme Pie!

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  • Nudeviking

    ★★★ Rewatched by Nudeviking 03 Jan, 2015

    A rather fantastical work of scientific fiction! A somewhat dunderheaded inventor creates a device that can alter the size of whatever the aforementioned contraption is used upon.

    One day, the device is used, unbeknownst to the dunderheaded inventor, upon the inventor's children, a girl-child of some 15 years, and a boy-child of perhaps 8, as well as a pair of urchins from the neighboring house.

    These four children are inadvertently disposed of with the rubbish and must return to their…

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