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Cheaper by the Dozen 2 Reviews

Andrea Gronvall
Chicago Reader
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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.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

March 6, 2007
Desson Thomson
Washington Post
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This is definitely a family trip to stay home and skip.

Full Review Source: Washington Post

February 3, 2007
Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
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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

November 24, 2006
Gregory Kirschling
Entertainment Weekly
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A family fantasy that plays at being happy and picture-perfect but primarily comes off as fake and dismayingly unfunny.

Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: D+

January 7, 2006
Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
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I wonder how many meetings they had before they came up with that title. And didn't we just see this movie a couple of weeks ago, and wasn't it called Yours, Mine and Ours?

Full Review Source: Ebert & Roeper

December 29, 2005
Randy Cordova
Arizona Republic
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It aims to be pleasant and good-natured, which it is. There are enough laughs scattered throughout to keep everything moderately amusing, and the cast is likeable.

Full Review Source: Arizona Republic | Original Score: 3.5/5

December 22, 2005
Jeff Strickler
Minneapolis Star Tribune
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While their last movie relied on boisterous physical humor, this is built on a family feud.

Full Review Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune | Original Score: 2/4

December 22, 2005
James C. Taylor
L.A. Weekly
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The movie may play better on video screens in the back of minivans, but I suspect even seat-belted children will remain unimpressed.

Full Review Source: L.A. Weekly

December 22, 2005
Tony Wong
Toronto Star
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Sequels tend to be stupider by the dozen, and part two is perhaps overshadowed only by the banality and pointlessness of say, Leprechaun 6.

Full Review Source: Toronto Star | Original Score: 1.5/4

December 21, 2005
Peter Hartlaub
San Francisco Chronicle
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Steve Martin is kind of like your uncle who still gets to play quarterback during the holiday family football game, even though he hasn't thrown a touchdown since 1992.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 1/4

December 21, 2005
Tom Keogh
Seattle Times
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With three inspired comics -- Martin, Levy and Hunt -- as the adult leads, Cheaper 2 is not an entirely wearing experience. But its predictability borders on the insulting.

Full Review Source: Seattle Times | Original Score: 2/4

December 21, 2005
Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
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Two Dozens and Ours together don't have a dozen laughs between them.

Full Review Source: Orlando Sentinel | Original Score: 2/5

December 21, 2005
Lisa Rose
Newark Star-Ledger
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Moviegoers who enjoyed the PG anarchy the first time around should find amusement in the second Dozen. If the last picture left you with a migraine and a sense of claustrophobia, the sequel will be another bout of pain.

Full Review Source: Newark Star-Ledger | Original Score: 2/4

December 21, 2005
Connie Ogle
Miami Herald
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If the creators seem lethally bored with their product, most viewers will find their patience tested, too.

Full Review Source: Miami Herald | Original Score: 1.5/4

December 21, 2005
Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
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A cheerless sequel to an uninspired remake.

Full Review Source: New York Daily News | Original Score: 1/4

December 21, 2005
Mark Wolf
Denver Rocky Mountain News
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Cheaper By the Dozen 2 dishes sweetness and sentimentality in holiday-sized portions. It has its heart in the right place. Too bad it only fitfully locates its funny bone.

| Original Score: C

December 21, 2005
Nancy Churnin
Dallas Morning News
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In this Hollywood fantasy about a family with 12 kids, nobody does chores, we never see dirty dishes and mom (Bonnie Hunt) is always immaculately groomed, dressed and smiling June Cleaver-style, right down to the tasteful string of pearls.

Full Review Source: Dallas Morning News | Original Score: C

December 21, 2005
Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press
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The only ones who are likely to have any investment in all this would be the on-set caterers, who probably bought their own vacation homes after preparing meals for 24.

Full Review Source: Detroit Free Press | Original Score: 2/4

December 21, 2005
Tom Long
Detroit News
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Cute kids. Harried fathers. Wise, understanding mothers. Some stupid pet tricks. A little girl falls in love. Over-protective father messes things up. Money isn't everything. Tender moments. And lots of pratfalls.

Full Review Source: Detroit News | Original Score: C

December 21, 2005
Rick Groen
Globe and Mail
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Sure ain't a movie. Nope, it's a product, pure and very simple and carefully tested to sell to the widest possible market.

Full Review Source: Globe and Mail | Original Score: 1/4

December 21, 2005
Bob Longino
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
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All the characters get in fights but, SPOILER ALERT, everything ends with hugs, violins, good wishes and warm hearts.

Full Review Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution | Original Score: D

December 21, 2005
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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As I watched this sequel, a certain good feeling began to make itself known. Yes, the movie is unnecessary. However, it is unnecessary at a higher level of warmth and humor than the recent remake Yours, Mine and Ours.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 3/4

December 21, 2005
Ty Burr
Boston Globe
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Noisy, silly, gratingly upbeat, and piously sentimental, Cheaper by the Dozen 2 is what passes for wholesome family entertainment these days.

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

December 21, 2005
Justin Chang
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Bland, canned but studiously professional.

Full Review Source: Variety

December 20, 2005
Mike Clark
USA Today
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Give Dozen a slight edge to the mournful Yours, Mine & Ours as a holiday season bottom-feeder, because Martin and Levy are better at slapstick than Dennis Quaid.

Full Review Source: USA Today | Original Score: 2/4

December 20, 2005
Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
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Many families are likely to find Cheaper by the Dozen 2 a holiday treat.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 4/5

December 20, 2005
Robert K. Elder
Chicago Tribune
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A harmless, inoffensive bit of family programming during the holiday season -- and there's nothing wrong with that. But 'harmless' doesn't have to mean dull.

Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune | Original Score: 2/4

December 20, 2005
Laura Kern
New York Times
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This messy blend of silly slapstick and oversentimentality probably won't please children, teenagers or adults.

| Original Score: 1/5

December 20, 2005
Gene Seymour
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Heed my warning: Unless you guys stop going en masse to movies like the first Cheaper by the Dozen, genuinely funny people like Hunt, Martin and Levy will forever be forced to pay their heating bills doing bland franchise fillers like this.

Full Review Source: Newsday | Original Score: 1.5/4

December 20, 2005
Michael Rechtshaffen
Hollywood Reporter
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A textbook example of how not to mess with success, Cheaper by the Dozen 2 is every bit as forced, synthetic, banal and mawkish as the first edition.

December 20, 2005
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