• PG-13, 1 hr. 38 min.
  • Comedy
  • Directed By:
    Paul Weitz
    In Theaters:
    Dec 22, 2010 Wide
    On DVD:
    Apr 5, 2011
  • Universal Pictures


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Little Fockers Reviews

Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
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It may be time to try another household for laughs.

Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: C-

December 23, 2010
Dave Calhoun
Time Out
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Very weak.

Full Review Source: Time Out | Original Score: 2/5

December 23, 2010
Andrew O'Hehir
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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.

Full Review Source: Salon.com

December 22, 2010
Peter Howell
Toronto Star
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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.

Full Review Source: Toronto Star | Original Score: 1/4

December 22, 2010
J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader
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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.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

December 22, 2010
Rick Groen
Globe and Mail
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Carving knife + severed artery = tons of bloody fun.

Full Review Source: Globe and Mail | Original Score: 1.5/4

December 22, 2010
Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
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The second sequel to 2000's Meet the Parents defines uncalled for. Little Fockers is upchuckingly unfunny.

Full Review Source: Rolling Stone | Original Score: 1/4

December 22, 2010
Tom Long
Detroit News
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The jokes are a bit randy, the situations and characters familiar, the touching moments false but fitting. It's all as formulaic as weak egg nog, but it goes down just as easy. Let's hope all involved spend their paychecks wisely.

Full Review Source: Detroit News | Original Score: C

December 22, 2010
Kyle Smith
New York Post
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Sprints past "unfunny," is still going strong when it reaches "disaster" and easily reaches "cautionary tale."

Full Review Source: New York Post | Original Score: 0.5/4

December 22, 2010
Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
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All together now: "FockersFockers-Fockers." Are you rolling on the floor in hilarity?

Full Review Source: New York Daily News | Original Score: 2.5/5

December 22, 2010
Betsy Sharkey
Los Angeles Times
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The sheer pleasure of the first film in 2000, already dimming by the time we got to "Meet the Fockers" four years later, has officially gone kaput.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 1/5

December 22, 2010
Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
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I thought it would take years for Owen Wilson to appear in a movie worse than "How Do You Know," but he has outdone himself.

Full Review Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune | Original Score: 0.5/4

December 22, 2010
Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
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By now you would think the concept had run its course. You'd be right, too.

Full Review Source: Newark Star-Ledger | Original Score: 1.5/4

December 22, 2010
Joshua Rothkopf
Time Out New York
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There's really no focking place for the franchise to go anymore...

Full Review Source: Time Out New York | Original Score: 2/5

December 22, 2010
Manohla Dargis
New York Times
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How do you top Ms. Streisand and Mr. Hoffman playing at being the happy, sexy hippie couple for easy jokes? You don't. Apparently, you don't even try, as is evident from the new movie's lack of wit and surplus of lazy scenes.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 1.5/5

December 22, 2010
Claudia Puig
USA Today
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It takes too long for the story to take off and even longer for the comedy to kick in.

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

December 21, 2010
Amy Biancolli
Houston Chronicle
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If you've seen one, you've seen 'em all.

Full Review Source: Houston Chronicle | Original Score: 2/4

December 21, 2010
Nick Pinkerton
Village Voice
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Game performances and a couple of half-laughs, sure, but this is the screen comedy equivalent of the televised Yule log.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

December 21, 2010
Glenn Kenny
MSN Movies
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I did not find Little Fockers to be particularly excruciating. Indeed, I laughed pretty hard several times

Full Review Source: MSN Movies | Original Score: 3/5

December 21, 2010
Ty Burr
Boston Globe
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Is there a statute of limitations for how many good actors can be wasted in a bad movie?

Full Review Source: Boston Globe

December 21, 2010
Sean O'Connell
Washington Post
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We must have been pretty naughty this year for Santa to stuff a lump of coal like Little Fockers into our cinematic stockings.

Full Review Source: Washington Post

December 21, 2010
Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer
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The million-dollar cast doesn't make the vulgar penny-ante jokes any funnier.

Full Review Source: Philadelphia Inquirer | Original Score: 2/4

December 21, 2010
Chris Vognar
Dallas Morning News
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Little Fockers packs in all the cynicism and laziness of a tired franchise's third chapter. It's the drive-through version of comfort food, comedy by repetition and indigestion.

Full Review Source: Dallas Morning News | Original Score: 2.5/5

December 21, 2010
Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
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De Niro suffers most of the head-banging indignities in "Little Fockers." The more he throws himself into the reaction shots and the mugging, the more you wonder if he's really having a good time with this desperate material.

Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune | Original Score: 1.5/4

December 21, 2010
Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald
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Only a sucker wouldn't try to squeeze more dough out of a franchise that is beloved the world over. But couldn't they have tried? At least just a little?

Full Review Source: Miami Herald | Original Score: 1/4

December 21, 2010
Joe Williams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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It's about squeezing the last few dollars from a gullible public like milk from a cat.

Full Review Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch | Original Score: 1.5/4

December 21, 2010
David Germain
Associated Press
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Grit your teeth through the fairly short though agonizing duration of its stay.

Full Review Source: Associated Press

December 21, 2010
Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times
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Between them, Robert De Niro, Owen Wilson, Laura Dern, Dustin Hoffman and Barbra Streisand have 20 Academy Award nominations (six of them wins) in various categories. And yet none of them could think of anything better to do than appear in Little Fockers?

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

December 21, 2010
James Berardinelli
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Rarely does a comedy bring such an overpowering sense of sadness.

Full Review Source: ReelViews | Original Score: 2/4

December 21, 2010
Mary F. Pols
TIME Magazine
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I'm afraid the DeNiro of The Godfather, Part II and Goodfellas has mostly faded from my mind, replaced by the DeNiro of the Fockers -- a grim-faced comedian who tends to make me sad.

Full Review Source: TIME Magazine

December 21, 2010
Justin Chang
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A lazy attempt to milk a few more laughs and bucks from the enormously lucrative property.

Full Review Source: Variety

December 20, 2010
Todd McCarthy
Hollywood Reporter
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Unsavory hodgepodge from a franchise that has overstayed its welcome.

Full Review Source: Hollywood Reporter

December 20, 2010
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