Cheaper by the Dozen 2 Reviews

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Joshua Starnes
ComingSoon.net
March 18, 2011

Cheaper by the Dozen 2 is so incredibly bland and by the numbers it's painful to watch ... it's just a collection of unfunny moments that are both uninteresting and annoying.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
Paul Chambers
CNNRadio
August 11, 2009

I was convinced I was going to hate this film. But, it didn't bug me as much as I thought it would.

Full Review | Original Score: C
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
April 29, 2009

I think it should be considered child abuse to inflict this tripe upon children.

Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Garth Franklin
Dark Horizons
January 15, 2008

A sequel every bit as bland, forced and flat as the generic 2003 comedy which spawned it.

Andrea Gronvall
Chicago Reader
Top Critic
March 6, 2007

There's a discernible lack of enthusiasm from almost everyone involved, and Duff, who's gone from wholesome to haggard in two short years, is flat-out scary.

Desson Thomson
Washington Post
Top Critic
February 3, 2007

This is definitely a family trip to stay home and skip.

Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
Top Critic
November 24, 2006

There's something pernicious about a toxic mix of sitcom and snickering sex jokes getting packaged and effectively sold as wholesome fun for the family.

| Original Score: 1/4
Carolyn Arends
Christianity Today
September 11, 2006

Its heart is in the right place, but a reliance on gimmicks and sentiment undermines the story. In the end, both the laughs and the tears here come just a little too cheap.

| Original Score: 2/4
Sandra Hall
Sydney Morning Herald
July 1, 2006

All I wanted to do was rent Ron Howard's Parenthood again just to remind myself that Steve Martin once made a film about families that was both honest and funny.

Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
May 12, 2006

Martin and Levy mug for their close-ups and then retire to their trailers while the stunt doubles do the really hard work.

Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
April 2, 2006

'Cheaper by the Dozen 2' is one of the reasons that movie viewership dropped off in 2005.

Full Review | Original Score: C
Helen OHara
Empire Magazine
April 1, 2006

A couple of good chuckles can't redeem this sappy mess.

Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Peter Sobczynski
eFilmCritic.com
February 11, 2006

A miserable experience filled with crude slapstick, cruder sentiment and retrograde jokes.

Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Daniel Eagan
Film Journal International
January 13, 2006

...[takes] a dated, sitcom approach that reveals just how little the filmmakers think of their audience.

Philip French
Observer [UK]
January 7, 2006

The treacle spreads like molten lava and everyone ends up flat on their molasses.

Gregory Kirschling
Entertainment Weekly
Top Critic
January 7, 2006

A family fantasy that plays at being happy and picture-perfect but primarily comes off as fake and dismayingly unfunny.

Full Review | Original Score: D+
Luke Y. Thompson
Los Angeles CityBeat
January 4, 2006

if you go to this movie and find any decent laugh in there whatsoever, you should know right now that I have nothing but utter contempt for you.

MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
January 3, 2006

[A] cinematic Bataan death march of pratfalls, kicks to the crotch, leg-humping dogs, pseudo-adorable rugrats who are a collective menace to society, and stomach-turning schmaltz...

Mike Sage
Peterborough This Week
January 2, 2006

This sequel is just a string of lame slapstick gags, where Steve Martin acts handicapped, makes a fool of himself and gets a wetsuit stuck up his butt.

Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Christopher Smith
Bangor Daily News (Maine)
January 1, 2006

Cheaper by the gross.

Full Review | Original Score: D
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