• PG-13, 1 hr. 47 min.
  • Comedy
  • Directed By:
    John Whitesell
    In Theaters:
    Feb 18, 2011 Wide
    On DVD:
    Jun 14, 2011
  • 20th Century Fox


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Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son Reviews

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James Plath
Movie Metropolis

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

Full Review Source: Movie Metropolis | Original Score: 5/10

May 4, 2012
Shaun Munro
What Culture

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 Source: What Culture | Original Score: 1.5/5

December 31, 2011
Tom Russo
Boston Globe
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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 Source: Boston Globe | Original Score: 1/4

November 24, 2011
James Luxford
The National

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 Source: The National | Original Score: 1/5

September 1, 2011
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)

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 Source: Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN) | Original Score: 2/4

May 24, 2011
Grae Drake

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

Full Review Source: Movies.com | Original Score: 2.5/5

May 20, 2011
Dave White

I laughed when it was as dumb as it should be. I was bored when it wasn't.

Full Review Source: Movies.com | Original Score: 1.5/5

April 4, 2011
Linda Cook
KWQC-TV (Iowa)

The first one wasn't all that great. The second one I barely remember seeing.

Full Review Source: KWQC-TV (Iowa) | Original Score: 1/4

March 25, 2011
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review

... lame contrivances and stale drag jokes ...

Full Review Source: Sacramento News & Review | Original Score: 2/5

March 14, 2011
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing

It only escapes a bomb rating because it's more irritating than offensive -- like an ant crawling across a counter top rather than a roach roosting in the cereal box.

Full Review Source: Creative Loafing | Original Score: 1.5/4

February 25, 2011
Marc Savlov
Austin Chronicle

I'm no fan of Perry's blunt-force morality comedies, but at least his pseudo-sainted materfamilias is a real character.

Full Review Source: Austin Chronicle | Original Score: 0.5/5

February 25, 2011
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

It's tempting to call Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son a huge waste of talent, but considering the talent involved, that doesn't seem like much of a waste.

Full Review Source: Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC) | Original Score: .5/5

February 24, 2011
Bob Grimm
Reno News and Review

Oh, come on now! Knock it off!

Full Review Source: Reno News and Review | Original Score: 0/5

February 24, 2011
Tom Meek
Boston Phoenix

John Whitesell, who helmed BM2, keeps the gender-flipping gags firing with a sense of seriousness that seems blind to the inanity of the granny-panty flimsy plot.

Full Review Source: Boston Phoenix | Original Score: 1.5/4

February 23, 2011
Simon Abrams
Slant Magazine

It's a true rubber-necker's delight, a comedy so inconceivably tacky that it will make you question whether or not you're laughing at the film or with it.

Full Review Source: Slant Magazine | Original Score: 0/4

February 23, 2011
Jackie K. Cooper

This is number three and the bloom is off the rose. Martin leave the drag to Tyler Perry and "Madea."

Full Review Source: jackiekcooper.com | Original Score: 4/10

February 22, 2011
Kam Williams

What's funnier than a black dude in drag? How about two black dudes in drag?

Full Review Source: TheLoop21.com | Original Score: 2/4

February 22, 2011
Philip French

Can there really be a comparative and a superlative for "unfunny"? It doesn't make sense to describe this witless, embarrassing third film in the Big Momma franchise as "the unfunniest".

Full Review Source: Guardian

February 22, 2011

As magical as ever.

Full Review Source: Film4 | Original Score: 1.5/5

February 22, 2011

Aside from providing the inspiration for 30 Rock's fake Tracy Jordan movie Honky Grandma Be Trippin', it's hard to see the value of this sporadic Martin Lawrence-wears-a-fat-suit-and-a-dress saga.

Full Review Source: Scotsman | Original Score: 1/5

February 22, 2011
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