Cheaper by the Dozen (2003) - Rotten Tomatoes

Cheaper by the Dozen (2003)



Critic Consensus: In this family of twelve children, much chaos ensues, but little hilarity.

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In modern America, where the average family has 1.87 children, Tom Baker and wife Kate have decided that life is better--if not cheaper--by the dozen. The Bakers live in a small Illinois town where Tom coaches the local college football team. The family's day-to-day life is marked by equal parts love and chaos... pet-frog-landing-in-the-breakfast eggs type of chaos. When Tom is offered his dream job--coaching a squad at a large university--he and Kate uproot the family, much to the displeasure of all 12 children. At the same time, Kate learns that her memoirs are about to be published. Her agent whisks her away to New York to promote the book, leaving Tom home alone to handle the increasingly unhappy and hectic household, as well as his demanding new job. With all hell breaking loose at home, Kate on the road, and Tom's job on the line, the Baker family ultimately chooses not to have it all, but to love what they do have.more
Rating: PG (for language and some thematic elements)
Genre: Comedy, Kids & Family
Directed By:
Written By: Sam Harper, Joel Cohen, Alec Sokolow
In Theaters:
On DVD: Apr 6, 2004
Box Office: $138.5M
20th Century Fox - Official Site


Steve Martin
as Tom Baker
Bonnie Hunt
as Kate Baker
Piper Perabo
as Nora Baker
Tom Welling
as Charlie Baker
Hilary Duff
as Lorraine Baker
Kevin Schmidt
as Henry Baker
Kevin G. Schmidt
as Henry Baker
Alyson Stoner
as Sarah Baker
Jacob Smith
as Jake Baker
Liliana Mumy
as Jessica Baker
Morgan York
as Kim Baker
Forrest Landis
as Mark Baker
Blake Woodruff
as Mike Baker
Brent Kinsman
as Nigel Baker
Shane Kinsman
as Kyle Baker
Holmes Osborne
as Nick Gerhard
Rex Linn
as Coach Bricker
Wayne Knight
as Handyman (uncredited...
David Kelsey
as Assistant Coach
Dax Shepard
as Camera Crew Member
Elon Gold
as Camera Crew Member N...
Julie Kay Araskog
as Radio Talk Show Host
Antonio de la Vega
as Police Officer
David Bowe
as TV Interviewer
Kevin Carey
as Reporter No. 2
Ossie Mair
as Cabbie
Amy Hill
as Miss Hozzie
Ted Rooney
as Principal
Shawn Levy
as Press Room Reporter
Kelly Ripa
as Herself
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Critic Reviews for Cheaper by the Dozen

All Critics (121) | Top Critics (33)

Levy directs what amounts to an almost plotless - and entirely pointless - slice of controlled chaos as if it were an expensive pilot for a TV sitcom.

Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Remake bears no resemblance to the 1950 original.

Full Review… | December 22, 2010
Common Sense Media

What a lovely surprise: beyond the gloss of this formulaic Hollywood comedy about the importance of family, lies a heart-felt and hilarious treasure chest filled with home truths.

Full Review… | October 18, 2008
Urban Cinefile

The children (including creepy Hilary Duff) are 12 shades of dreadful.

Full Review… | January 27, 2007

Good comedy is derived from the characters, but this film doesn't establish its characters well enough to be effective on that level.

Full Review… | July 16, 2004
Laramie Movie Scope

It's not that Cheaper by the Dozen is awful. Worse than that, it's just plain dull.

Full Review… | June 27, 2004
Apollo Guide

Audience Reviews for Cheaper by the Dozen

It looks so fun to have a huge family! It was predictable but not bad. Hilary looked good as usual.

Dead Angel

Super Reviewer


Kind of stupid.

Jim Careter

Super Reviewer

Feel good film. A definite comedy classic that will have you laughing your pants off.

Bethany Murphy

Super Reviewer

Cheaper by the Dozen Quotes

Charlie Baker: I'm Superman bitch.
– Submitted by Raket M (3 years ago)

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