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Little Fockers (2010)



Average Rating: 3.4/10
Reviews Counted: 146
Fresh: 14 | Rotten: 132

As star-studded as it is heartbreakingly lazy, Little Fockers takes the top-grossing trilogy to embarrassing new lows.


Average Rating: 3.7/10
Critic Reviews: 33
Fresh: 1 | Rotten: 32

As star-studded as it is heartbreakingly lazy, Little Fockers takes the top-grossing trilogy to embarrassing new lows.



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A birthday party for the twins gives Greg an opportunity to redeem himself after he takes a job that raises the suspicions of his overbearing father-in-law, Jack (Robert De Niro), in this installment of the hit comedy series. Greg (Ben Stiller) and Pam (Teri Polo) have been together for ten years, and now they're the proud parents of two adorable twins. But money is tight, and in order to keep his family afloat, devoted nurse Greg takes a second job working for a drug company. But that



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Apr 5, 2011


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It may be time to try another household for laughs.

December 23, 2010 Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly
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Very weak.

December 23, 2010 Full Review Source: Time Out
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They kill me, these guys. No, seriously. If they make any more of these movies, they might as well kill me.

December 22, 2010 Full Review Source: | Comment (1)
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There is being a good sport and there is career suicide, and De Niro is skating perilously close to the edge.

December 22, 2010 Full Review Source: Toronto Star | Comments (5)
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The Focker franchise has become such a swell payday that now everyone wants in on the act; apparently even the original stars are allowed only a plus-one.

December 22, 2010 Full Review Source: Chicago Reader
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Carving knife + severed artery = tons of bloody fun.

December 22, 2010 Full Review Source: Globe and Mail
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Families will flock to the holiday release with gusto, but it's up for debate whether 100 minutes with the Focker and Byrnes families is worse than quality time with your own dysfunctional clan.

August 15, 2013 Full Review Source: The Playlist
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The whole enterprise is tired and exhausted and indifferent; even the title is irrelevant and dissembling.

June 22, 2013 Full Review Source: Deadspin

"Little Fockers" is merely a forgettable romp with these worn out characters.

September 22, 2012 Full Review Source:

Not up to the high standards set by the first two films, but without a doubt a funny and diverting holiday comedy.

September 1, 2011 Full Review Source: The National | Comments (3)
The National

When you're easily outshined by any given episode of Rules of Engagement or Two and a Half Men that means there's a problem.

April 4, 2011 Full Review Source:

Utterly formulaic but not unfunny, despite an overreliance on the comedy of below-the-belt pain (prostates and erections are particularly abused).

March 25, 2011 Full Review Source: Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)

full review at Movies for the Masses

March 1, 2011 Full Review Source: Movies for the Masses
Movies for the Masses

That talents like De Niro and Stiller would sign off on such a turgid and bone idle attempt to part families with their Christmas cash is stultifying.

February 10, 2011 Full Review Source: What Culture
What Culture

Low-brow humor and forced sight gags rule the day.

February 6, 2011 Full Review Source:

There's nothing like starting out an alleged comedy romp with a disgusting joke about a man's posterior, vomit and sex talk.

January 20, 2011 Full Review Source: KWQC-TV (Iowa)
KWQC-TV (Iowa) dire a comedy as you're likely to see all decade.

January 11, 2011 Full Review Source:

A mapped minefield of bad jokes.

January 7, 2011 Full Review Source: Bangor Daily News (Maine) | Comment (1)
Bangor Daily News (Maine)

With the gags cranked up on the humiliation-o-meter, and otherwise stripped of wit, the film offers little in the way of humor to anyone other than sadists.

January 6, 2011 Full Review Source: Antagony & Ecstasy
Antagony & Ecstasy

Features the same comedy of embarrassment and vulgarity as its predecessors, but also takes a strange sideways step into machismo that leaves it feeling rather joyless

January 4, 2011 Full Review Source: Shadows on the Wall
Shadows on the Wall

Perhaps the most dubious comedy franchise in movie history, "Little Fockers" takes another hobbling step toward cinema infamy.

January 3, 2011 Full Review Source: | Comments (2)

Oh Mr. De hurts to see you like this.

January 1, 2011 Full Review Source: Tucson Weekly | Comments (2)
Tucson Weekly

Third time out for the Meet the Parents franchise, and it's all but impossible to suppress a groan.

December 31, 2010 Full Review Source: Independent | Comment (1)

Schindler's List was funnier than this.

December 30, 2010 Full Review Source: Moviedex | Comments (11)

There are less laughs in this tired threquel, which continues to revel in its not-quite-a-swear surname and the ups and downs of family life, this time with an added emphasis on kids and mortality.

December 30, 2010 Full Review Source: The Standard
The Standard

Perhaps they figured as it was six years since the last one, we all might have forgotten the same old jokes from before.

December 29, 2010 Full Review Source: Herald Sun (Australia)
Herald Sun (Australia)

Audience Reviews for Little Fockers

Mediocre third film, Little Fockers really could have been a fun, entertaining movie, but it uses recycled ideas from the two previous movies, and though at times I did laugh, there weren't enough good on-screen jokes to make this a standout comedy worth seeing. The film suffers from a lacking script which just makes the film tedious, and unmemorable. The first two films were great, but with this film the material just doesn't deliver. The humor is predictable, and it's overdone. What they could have done here was keep some of the familiar ground they've established and write new intelligent jokes, instead of exclusively using the old ones. The film just lacks in terms of good story, and everyone involved seems to go through the motions as if they don't care how it ends. Well, Little Fockers ends up being a tiresome film, one that just doesn't deliver anything really funny. Sure, there are a few laughs here and there, but it's not consistent enough to really make this a watchable film. Stick with Meet the Parents instead, it was the best of the trilogy and is still very funny after all these years. Little Fockers is the same old gag and it has become predictable to the point where it's just another comedy sequel that simply doesn't know how to conclude a good trilogy. Little Fockers isn't awful, but it's not good either, it's a mediocre movie, one that that tries too hard at outdoing the first two, and it just doesn't have enough good elements to make this a funny, entertaining comedy. Not awful, but forgettable, Little Fockers should have been much better than this.
June 20, 2014
Jeff "The Dude" Lebowski

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Had a couple of laughs but not worth ten dollars. It is hard to believe that Meet the Parents ended up like this. My advice: watch the first and if your curious then the second. The third is a horrible let down.
October 7, 2013
Nikhil N.
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Painful third installment in a series that should have ended on the first one, when it was still funny. Honestly felt like a bad tv movie. Glad it was a free rental.
August 10, 2013

Super Reviewer

Well, I like this series. Granted, they are getting less and less memorable, but I still find them enjoyable. It is still well done. It still has plenty of laughable moments. It still has a nice script. BUT, I do think that they may need to call it a day now.
June 5, 2012

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    1. Henry Focker: And daddy was like, OHH SHIT!
    – Submitted by Adam J (2 years ago)
    1. Jack Byrnes: Are you ready to be the GodFocker?
    – Submitted by Jakub L (2 years ago)
    1. EMT: Why is he cursing at us?
    – Submitted by rob g (3 years ago)
    1. Greg Focker: Yeah, well I have eyes too, so I'll be watching you... watching me.
    – Submitted by rob g (3 years ago)
    1. Jack Byrnes: I'm watching you.
    – Submitted by rob g (3 years ago)
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