Box art for Honey, I Blew Up the Kid

Honey, I Blew Up the Kid

  • Rated PG
  • HD and SD formats available


An inventor accidentally zaps his son, causing his child to grow.

Rotten Tomatoes® scores

  • Critic Score
  • Audience Score

common sense

ON for kids age 6
0 out of 5
Drinking, drugs, & smoking
0 out of 5
0 out of 5
Positive messages
0 out of 5
Sexy Stuff
0 out of 5
Violence & scariness
3 out of 5

Silly scientific mayhem.

what parents need to know

Parents need to know that this movie avoids realistic violence, sexual situations, and foul language. The film does include images of an out-of-control child and parents who are unable to control him. It shows parents engaging in reckless driving and various individuals putting personal gain in front of the well-being of children. If parents are concerned about such images, they may want to think twice about allowing kids to watch this overall harmless film.

what families can talk about

  • Families can talk about issues such as science and responsibility. Are Wayne Szalinski's choices made for the benefit of his family or his own personal gain? Are the two issues one in the same? What are his main responsibilities as a parent? Do these come into conflict with his goals as a scientist or inventor? What should be of utmost importance in life? Also, the film presents questions about how science should be used. How does one balance the good of science and the good of the people?

movie reviews from Rotten Tomatoes®

Top Critic Reviews

Fresh: As far as sequels to mediocre movies go, this one's okay.

- Alex Sandell, Juicy Cerebellum, Thursday, June 24, 2010


- Carol Cling, Las Vegas Review-Journal, Thursday, June 24, 2010


- Derek Adams, Time Out, Thursday, February 9, 2006

Audience Reviews

3 stars

I watched this movie a lot when I was a kid, I thought it was so cool that that little kid got to be like king kong. This is a funny and entertaining family film, but it could be better, I think, especially the corny dialogue. The first movie was much better, I recommend watching that one before this one.

- ajv2688, Friday, May 6, 2011

2 stars

I remember liking this movie when I was a kid. As an adult, I see the bad CGI. How much money did this movie cost? Filming on the strip?! Sheesh! Too bad it's not a great movie. But cute.

- MeetMeinMontauk, Thursday, August 19, 2010

5 stars

Another movie that has Rick Moranis at his best playing the funny nerd that we all love :) This is definitely a classic! :)

- movieguru12, Tuesday, July 27, 2010