One of the "kid power" movies of the 1990s. What separates this one from the others is the edge it has compared to the other movies from that era of Disney family flicks. These kids do genuinely talk like middle schoolers do, and their sense of solidarity come across nicely. Also the goofiness of Ben Stiller's Tony Perkis and Lars gives it an additional sense of goofiness that's a pleasure to watch.
The downside of the film is that it does stick to the same plot mechanics of similar movies. There's even a competition at the end for the sake of the formula.