Meet the Fockers (2004)

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Critic Consensus: Talented cast is wasted as the movie is content with recycling jokes from its predecessor, Meet the Parents.


Movie Info

Now that Greg Focker is "in" with his soon-to-be in-laws, Jack and Dina Byrnes, it looks like smooth sailing for him and his fiancée, Pam. But that's before Pam's parents meet Greg's parents, Bernie and Roz Focker. The hyper-relaxed Fockers and the tightly-wound Byrneses are woefully mismatched from the start, and no matter how hard Greg and Pam try, there is just no bringing their families together.

Rating: PG-13 (for crude and sexual humor, language and a brief drug reference)
Genre: Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Jim Herzfeld, John Hamburg
In Theaters:
On DVD: Apr 26, 2005
Box Office: $279.2M
Runtime:
Universal Pictures - Official Site

Cast


as Jack Byrnes

as Greg Focker

as Bernie Focker

as Roz Focker

as Dina Byrnes

as Pam Byrnes

as Officer Le Flore

as Jorge Villalobos

as Kevin Rawley

as Judge Ira

as Little Jack

as Little Jack

as Woody Focker

as Flight Attendant

as Admitting Nurse

as Airport Security Gua...

as Businessman

as Newborn Baby

as Wedding Band Member

as Wedding Band Member

as Prison Guard

as Rent-a-Car Agent

as Local Cop

as Businessman

as Strolling Minstrel/B...

as Undercover Waiter

as Woody Focker

as Airline Clerk

as Immigrant Man

as Immigrant Woman

as Girl on Bus

as Girl on Bus

as Girl on Bus
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Critic Reviews for Meet the Fockers

All Critics (163) | Top Critics (43)

This sequel's title indicates the content: smutty, silly and liable to make you smirk despite yourself.

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

Meet The Fockers has assembled a historic, once-in-a-lifetime cast, then stranded them in the laziest, most mercenary kind of sequel imaginable. It's like the 1927 Yankees taking on the Special Olympics softball team.

Full Review… | September 26, 2005
AV Club
Top Critic

Very often vulgar and tasteless, and though there are some unexpected bursts of humor and even charm in the proceedings, it's light years away from Chekhov.

Full Review… | January 27, 2005
New York Observer
Top Critic

Sequel to the mediocre Ben Stiller comedy "Meet The Parents" is a bawdier but inferior movie that relies on the star power of Dustin Hoffman and Barbara Streisand as Stiller's Florida-dwelling Jewish hippie parents Bernie and Roz to fuel its ill-timed toi

Full Review… | April 16, 2009
ColeSmithey.com

A consistently entertaining, sometimes uproariously funny film.

Full Review… | August 11, 2008
Film4

Repeats itself and strains for laughs where the original giddily stumbled through them.

Full Review… | August 7, 2008
Sacramento News & Review

Audience Reviews for Meet the Fockers

Lacked the tension of Meet the Parents. Tried to be feel-good but just felt flat.

brooklynspo
Bob Stinson

Super Reviewer

Meet the Fockers" sounds like "Meet the f-u-u-...". Oops! Can't say that because of FCC guidelines. Just the same, the title pretty much describes the level of the humor in this Ben Stiller comedy. But that's redundant because it IS a Ben Stiller movie. Clearly my expectations for this movie were not high and, maybe because of that, I found "Meet the Fockers" quite funny.

Don't get me wrong. This is not a movie for everyone. First off, the writers did not miss a single opportunity to play off of the name "Focker". It's silly and gets a little old but it somehow works with the other repetitious low-down gags.

Focker is the family name for Greg (Focker), Ben Stiller. The funniest Fockers, however, (now I'm doing it) are Greg's parents Bernie and Roz, a loose and liberal Florida hippy couple still living in the last century and enjoying every minute of it. Dustin Hoffman, as Bernie displays a previously unrevealed talent for over the top comedy. Fitting perfectly with Hoffman's Bernie, is Barbra Streisand as Roz Focker, reminiscent of the "zaftig" Lainie Kazan. Bernie is a yesteryear lawyer who has not practiced since who knows when. Roz is the main breadwinner from her business as a sex therapist to the elderly.

Greg is not too eager to reveal his parents' true nature to his fiancée's parents as they all come to visit to get to know one another better. Teri Polo nicely plays Greg's fiancée Pam. Robert DeNiro and Blythe Danner play her stiff and straight parents, Jack and Dina Byrnes. Oh - also add in some baby low-brow by Spencer and Bradley Pickeren, two adorable twins playing Little Jack/. 2 stars 9-27-07

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Bruce Bruce

Super Reviewer

½

As the title suggests -- this ain't highbrow entertainment. Nevertheless, it's passable.

cchclaw
Christian C

Super Reviewer

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