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Big Momma's House 2 Reviews

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Ty Burr
Boston Globe
November 24, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
May 13, 2009
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader
March 7, 2007
This is funny mostly for its brazen disregard of common sense -- specifically, the idea that elaborate full-body prosthetic makeup could be slapped on in seconds by a cop on the run.
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Anna Smith
Time Out
June 24, 2006
If Lawrence makes you laugh, you'd be better off watching him do stand-up.
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Nathan Rabin
AV Club
February 16, 2006
The least necessary sequel this side of Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo.
Full Review | Original Score: D
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R. Emmet Sweeney
Village Voice
January 31, 2006
As warmhearted as the original.
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Lisa Rose
Newark Star-Ledger
January 27, 2006
Big Momma may be larger than life, but the shtick is older than old.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Brian Lowry
Variety
January 27, 2006
Probably review-proof for openers, pic is so episodic and flat it should be a letdown even to those amused by the original.
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Kyle Smith
New York Post
January 27, 2006
A partial list of things that are more amusing than Big Momma's House 2: Beverly Hills Cop, Fletch, the original Big Momma's House, every sitcom currently on TV, open-heart surgery.
| Original Score: 0/4
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Jack Mathews
New York Daily News
January 27, 2006
Usually, you can tell when an actor is enjoying himself in a role, but I honestly couldn't tell whether Lawrence was having fun or simply exploiting the character for a second dip at the box office. I just hope he has no reason to do it again.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Tom Long
Detroit News
January 27, 2006
Big Momma's House 2 is an atrocious film. But what's even more frightening is that Hollywood thinks people will find it funny.
Full Review | Original Score: D-
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John Monaghan
Detroit Free Press
January 27, 2006
Even if you still find the premise funny, how long can you laugh at this same sorry routine?
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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USA Today
January 26, 2006
While there are moments of raucous humor, there's too much sentimental fluff.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Anita Gates
New York Times
January 26, 2006
... inconsequential sequel for the undemanding moviegoer.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Robert Abele
Los Angeles Times
January 26, 2006
... the family film vibe doesn't suit a manic-tempered comic such as Lawrence, whose fat suit and septuagenarian makeup can't hide his obvious boredom in delivering more of the same wheezing insults and down-home advice.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Kathy Cano Murillo
Arizona Republic
January 26, 2006
Aside from the inane plot, Big Momma's House 2 is a dish of empty calories.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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David Hiltbrand
Philadelphia Inquirer
January 26, 2006
BMH2 is a harmless, genial outing, a comedy that is amusing without ever rising to the level of funny.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
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Sheri Linden
Hollywood Reporter
January 26, 2006
Painfully unfunny slapstick takes precedence over would-be satire.
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Chuck Wilson
L.A. Weekly
January 26, 2006
Mercifully free of excess mania, sexual innuendo and fart jokes, this sweet-natured comedy, ably directed by John Whitesell (Malibu's Most Wanted), has some nice bits of business ...
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Bob Longino
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
January 26, 2006
There's nobody in the movie to care one whit about except Lawrence. Nobody else is interesting, funny or worth noting.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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Nicholas Fonseca
Entertainment Weekly
January 25, 2006
... unnecessary but genial ...
Full Review | Original Score: C+