What could've probably been called "Goonies with Giant Ants," Honey, I Shrunk the Kids is a fine addition to the family-oriented fantasy adventure genre. As Wayne, Rick Moranis proves once again to be the go-to guy in Hollywood when it comes to archetypal geeks, turning in a performance that doesn't break any ground but is more than adequate. Likewise, Matt Frewer, himself having made a career out of playing nerds, is equally believable playing against type as the antithetical red-blooded Big Russ. The script is fairly straightforward, providing no difficulties for the cast or the audience and serving mostly as a backdrop for the dazzling visual stunts. Astounding upon the film's release, the effects age well, with the miniaturized kids blending into their giant surroundings quite seamlessly. Like most of its ilk from Disney, Honey, I Shrunk the Kids focuses on fun for the whole family. And with a story that can be understood by all without leaving older viewers feeling patronized, action that is exhilarating without being too violent, and a running time that anyone can handle, it's more than successful in that respect.
by Matthew Tobey review