Several of my grand kids were with me at a recent screening and loved the film. Some critics have panned the film, citing the kids were too cruel. I disagree.
| Original Score: 3/4
Are We There Yet? is not a great film, but it'll do. Remember, you can do a lot worse this month.
| Original Score: 3/5
Somehow, 'Life ain't nothin' but diapers and minivans' just doesn't pack the same punch.
| Original Score: 2/5
Are We There Yet? is a bumpy, often infuriating ride. But where else can you see Ice Cube wrestle a deer?
Critics sniff at Ice Cube's movies, but they deliver just what his audiences want.
The chemistry between Nick and the scheming kids has a definite flair.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Does a good job of capturing the aspect of child-parent and child-adult relationships. And although funny, the movie does touch on a few social issues.
Ice Cube is the best thing about the movie, but he has to work hard to overcome the inadequacies of this dreadful screenplay.
The road, it turns out, has a few detours along the way.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Delivers on some pretty basic childhood fantasies -- chiefly, kids seeing themselves in control, and watching adults in comical pain. And it does it too quickly and competently for their grown-up chaperones to mind much.
Ice Cube is an essentially soft-screen presence despite the assumed belligerence of his shtick. His knotted scowl hides a mushy middle of basic human decency.
The strength of Ice Cube's performance is his willingness to show vulnerability. When he says he doesn't like kids, he means it. But when he cares, you feel it.
| Original Score: B
A silly comedy that provides plenty of laughs for those in the audience who are in the single digits or who can make like they are.
Less amusing than a game of license plate bingo.
With one of the most hackneyed expressions in children-based comedy movies "Are We There Yet?" fulfills every low expectation that its urban target audience will bring to their cinema chairs.
| Original Score: D-
| Original Score: 1/5
| Original Score: 2/4
This somewhat schizophrenic comedy may be expressing Cube's own ambivalence about parting ways with his NWA inner bad boy and embracing fatherhood and all of its virtuous authority figure dimensions.
Are We There Yet? all too effectively conveys the claustrophobic horror of being shackled in a small space with two whiny, hateful children.
Are We There Yet? is more interested in crass humor than in creating remotely believable characters that we might actually care about.
| Original Score: 1.5/4