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Are We Done Yet? (2007)

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Average Rating: 3.3/10
Reviews Counted: 93
Fresh: 7 | Rotten: 86

Are We Done Yet? plays it way too safe with generic slapstick and uninspired domestic foibles.

17

Average Rating: 3.9/10
Critic Reviews: 29
Fresh: 5 | Rotten: 24

Are We Done Yet? plays it way too safe with generic slapstick and uninspired domestic foibles.

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Average Rating: 3.2/5
User Ratings: 208,200

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Movie Info

Having decided to ditch the city in favor of the suburbs, a newly formed family purchases a quaint "fixer-upper" that proves to be more trouble than they could have ever anticipated in a rollicking family comedy that's half sequel to Are We There Yet?, and half remake of Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House. Nick (Ice Cube) and Suzanne (Nia Long) have tied the knot, and now the couple is looking for a suitable home in which to raise their family. What better place to bring up adolescents Lindsey

PG,

Comedy

Hank Nelken, Eric Wald

Aug 7, 2007

$50.0M

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All Critics (96) | Top Critics (30) | Fresh (7) | Rotten (86) | DVD (9)

Let's just hope the kids find burping raccoons and crumbling ceilings hilarious.

July 12, 2007 Full Review Source: Time Out | Comment (1)
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An acknowledged remake of the old Cary Grant movie Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House. As far as I could tell, that's because everyone involved was inspired by the syllable "Bland" in the title.

May 28, 2007 Full Review Source: Dallas Morning News
Dallas Morning News
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It's just awful. It's beyond awful.

April 9, 2007
Ebert & Roeper
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Even though the cinematic foundation of this cheap prefab fluff is a message of family togetherness, the building materials -- boneheaded behavior, overwrought conflict, treacly sentiment -- have classic dry rot.

April 7, 2007 Full Review Source: Time Out New York
Time Out New York
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It isn't gangsta, but it's winning all the same.

April 7, 2007 Full Review Source: AV Club
AV Club
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Fans of the first film can rest assured that a change in the director's chair -- Dr. Dolittle 2 auteur Steve Carr taking over for the presumably indisposed Brian Levant -- has done little to curb the overall tone of slapstick desperation.

April 5, 2007 Full Review Source: L.A. Weekly
L.A. Weekly
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Ice Cube's do-it-yourself sequel is too formulaic.

October 31, 2007 Full Review Source: Common Sense Media
Common Sense Media

We're finished.

August 2, 2007 Full Review Source: Bangor Daily News (Maine)
Bangor Daily News (Maine)

passable but far from inspired

July 15, 2007 Full Review Source: Filmcritic.com
Filmcritic.com

Basically, the title says it all and if you're unlucky enough to end up seeing this, you'll be repeating that title for the entire 96 minutes. Avoid.

June 19, 2007 Full Review Source: ViewLondon | Comments (2)
ViewLondon

As unfortunate titles for cynically commercial sequels go, this one's a doozy

June 9, 2007 Full Review Source: Guardian
Guardian

The only thing in Steve Carr's fatuous movie that earns a few giggles is John C McGinley's silliness as a new-age builder.

June 9, 2007 Full Review Source: Times [UK]
Times [UK]

Oh, I do hope so. Why Ice Cube thought his wretched family outing Are We There Yet? deserved a sequel is baffling, since all it revealed was his complete ineptitude as a light comedian.

June 8, 2007 Full Review Source: Independent
Independent

Dull at best, painfully unfunny at worst, let's hope the answer to Are We Done Yet? is in the affirmative.

June 8, 2007 Full Review Source: Film4

Avoid at all costs.

June 8, 2007 Full Review Source: Sun Online
Sun Online

McGinley, as it happens, is the film's only trump card, his madcap multi-tasker stealing every scene he's in and leaving the movie's nominal star for dead.

June 8, 2007 Full Review Source: BBC.com
BBC.com

US audiences ate it up and there are just enough laughs to appease those whose tastes run to utterly undemanding kiddie slapstick and life lessons.

June 8, 2007 Full Review Source: Total Film
Total Film

Even John C McGinley (Dr. Cox from Scrubs) can't save this lamest of comedies.

June 8, 2007 Full Review Source: Empire Magazine
Empire Magazine

The slapstick isn't sadistic. But that doesn't make this sequel's propensity of scenes where animals attack Nick, and moments where he learns the difference between a house and a home, more than inoffensive.

April 25, 2007 Full Review

There's no attempt at even a plot, short of the all too predictable ending where it all turns out fine

April 24, 2007 Full Review Source: Dark Horizons
Dark Horizons

Nothing is very funny in this movie, and everything is predictable.

April 21, 2007 Full Review Source: Austin Chronicle
Austin Chronicle

Well, it's not as mean-spirited as its predecessor.

April 18, 2007 Full Review
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)

Director Steve Carr is apparently the go-to guy for African-American comedy actors looking to destroy any last vestiges of already waning credibility.

April 12, 2007 Full Review Source: FilmStew.com

The real question is whether or not Ice Cube's career is done yet.

April 11, 2007 Full Review Source: Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Audience Reviews for Are We Done Yet?

This is a bit more simplistic then my other lengthy reviews but Are We Done Yet? is actually pretty good. Better than the first.
November 5, 2011
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Funny, with some re-hashment of the first movie, but the movie was pretty funny
January 31, 2011
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