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Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son (2011)



Critic Consensus: Unnecessary, unfunny, and generally unwelcome, Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son offers more of the same for fans of Martin Lawrence's perplexingly popular series.

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Martin Lawrence reprises the role of FBI agent Malcolm Turner -- aka, undercover grandma Big Momma -- in this installment in the Big Momma's House franchise, Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son. Malcolm's latest assignment teams him up with his teenage stepson, Trent (Brandon T. Jackson), who unwittingly makes himself a target when he witnesses a murder. In order to keep Trent out of harm's way and solve the case behind the killing that Trent saw, the two have no choice but to go undercover at an all-girls performing arts school, with Malcolm posing as the titular rotund old lady, Big Momma, and Trent dressing up as a heavy female student named Charmaine.more
Rating: PG-13 (for some sexual humor and brief violence)
Genre: Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Darryl Quarles, Matthew Fogel
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jun 14, 2011
Box Office: $37.9M
20th Century Fox - Official Site


Brandon T. Jackson
as Trent/Charmaine
Emily Rios
as Isabelle
Jasmine Burke
as Drama Queen
Tony Curran
as Chirkoff
Ken Jeong
as Mailman
Faizon Love
as Kurtis Kool
Brandon Gill
as Scratch
Zack Mines
as Delante
Max Casella
as Canetti
Susan Walters
as Mall Mother
Sherri Shepherd
as Beverly Townsend
Susan Griffiths
as Cafeteria Girl #1
Brianne Gould
as Cafeteria Girl #2
Dawntavia Bullard
as Cafeteria Girl - Ano...
Mari Morrow
as Ms. Mercier
Susie Spear
as Art Teacher
Lily Chambers
as Drama Queen #1
Juliet Kim
as Quad Student
Ramsey Luke
as FBI Agent
Martin Lawrence
as Malcolm Turner/Big M...
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Critic Reviews for Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son

All Critics (61) | Top Critics (12)

Looking back, it's strange to remember that the first two movies were both hits, and that Paul Giamatti and Terrence Howard even saw enough in the premise to sign up for the original. At this point, it's really all just flab.

Full Review… | November 24, 2011
Boston Globe
Top Critic

The father/stepson angle applies a much-needed Heimlich maneuver to a series that was choking, but it's not enough.

Full Review… | May 4, 2012
Movie Metropolis

It's frighteningly impressive that a one-note gag has spawned three dreadful films and hundreds of millions of dollars in box office receipts. Wherever will they go next? Big Mommas 3D?

Full Review… | December 31, 2011
What Culture

it is likely that this shambles will be the final nail in the coffin of the career of a man once touted as The Next Eddie Murphy.

Full Review… | September 1, 2011
The National

A mashup of 'Some Like It Hot' (leering rooster-in-the-henhouse voyeurism) and 'Glee' (peppy musical interludes), that, on the plus side, grapples with the potent issue of young black male identity...

Full Review… | May 24, 2011
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)

If you didn't enjoy the first two movies, don't see this.

Full Review… | May 20, 2011

Audience Reviews for Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son


Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son was a big fail. The first one will continue to be the best of them all and should have ended with that one. I laughed maybe twice and became very bored about a quarter in. It is just a mess of a film that felt rushed and under developed. The movie tried too hard to be funny and ended up just being another eye rolling sequel. Hopefully this will be the end of it.


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11/10/2011 (PS3, ONLINE)

EightThirty .

Super Reviewer

Not funny. It was hella irritating. Damn why do they try so hard to be funny?! One star for the songs.

Dead Angel

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