• PG-13, 1 hr. 58 min.
  • Comedy
  • Directed By:
    Jay Roach
    In Theaters:
    Dec 22, 2004 Wide
    On DVD:
    Apr 26, 2005
  • Universal Pictures

Opening

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Meet The Fockers Reviews

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

Full Review Source: Time Out

June 24, 2006
Nathan Rabin
AV Club
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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 Source: AV Club

September 26, 2005
Andrew Sarris
New York Observer
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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 Source: New York Observer

January 27, 2005
Paul Clinton (CNN.com)
CNN.com
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[Hoffman and Streisand] make a wonderful team, but it's too bad the material isn't fresher and more worth their time and yours.

Full Review Source: CNN.com

January 15, 2005
Rex Reed
New York Observer
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A vulgar farce that isn't remotely amusing.

Full Review Source: New York Observer

January 13, 2005
Stephanie Zacharek
Salon.com
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Could have been much funnier than it is.

Full Review Source: Salon.com

December 27, 2004

St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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December 27, 2004
Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
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This film has a lot more heart and it's just a lot of fun throughout with all these wonderful actors.

Full Review Source: Ebert & Roeper

December 27, 2004
Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
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Why would you want to meet such a blowsy, bawdy, shticky crew in a low-comedy sequel to Meet the Parents? Two reasons only: Barbra Streisand and Dustin Hoffman.

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

December 24, 2004
Michael Booth
Denver Post
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It is Beavis and Butt-head rewriting The In-Laws, only the scripts for Beavis were much smarter.

Full Review Source: Denver Post | Original Score: 1.5/4

December 24, 2004
Ty Burr
Boston Globe
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A resolutely average sequel, several subbasements below the first film in both comic inspiration and energy.

Full Review Source: Boston Globe | Original Score: 2/4

December 24, 2004
Bill Muller
Arizona Republic
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Often-uproarious.

Full Review Source: Arizona Republic | Original Score: 4/5

December 24, 2004
Desson Thomson
Washington Post
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Don't even rent the DVD, it'll only encourage them.

Full Review Source: Washington Post

December 23, 2004
James Berardinelli
ReelViews
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There are few things sadder than wasted potential, unless it's sitting through 115 minutes of mediocrity desperately searching for a few decent jokes.

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

December 23, 2004
Lisa Rose
Newark Star-Ledger
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Despite a cast enhanced with notable players -- Dustin Hoffman and Barbra Streisand come on board as the elder Fockers -- the movie has few new jokes to tell, offering little more than slight modulations of familiar scenarios.

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

December 23, 2004
Stephen Hunter
Washington Post
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A negligible product content to stoop for the easy laughs and the easy money.

Full Review Source: Washington Post

December 22, 2004
Claudia Puig
USA Today
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A silly good time.

Full Review Source: USA Today | Original Score: 2.5/4

December 22, 2004
Peter Howell
Toronto Star
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The family is bigger, but the laughs aren't.

Full Review Source: Toronto Star | Original Score: 2/5

December 22, 2004
Tom Keogh
Seattle Times
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Meet the Fockers takes time to generate comic momentum, but the irresistible energy of Hoffman and Streisand soon refreshes the leftover story line from Parents.

Full Review Source: Seattle Times | Original Score: 3/4

December 22, 2004
Bruce Newman
San Jose Mercury News
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More than any recent comedy I can think of, Meet the Fockers seems likely to split audiences between those who find it deliriously funny and those who grind their teeth at its obviousness.

| Original Score: 2.5/4

December 22, 2004
Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
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For audiences that loved Meet the Parents, the movie is a welcome chance to revisit funny and familiar characters.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 2/4

December 22, 2004
Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
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Meet the Fockers is as tacky as its title, as crass as a kid learning his first cuss word.

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

December 22, 2004
Lou Lumenick
New York Post
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A sloppy and not-funny- enough sequel to Meet the Parents.

| Original Score: 2/4

December 22, 2004
Jami Bernard
New York Daily News
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Meet the Fockers, a sluggish sequel to the anarchic domestic comedy Meet the Parents, is one visit too many.

Full Review Source: New York Daily News | Original Score: 2/4

December 22, 2004
Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald
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Hoffman and Streisand give energetic, game performances, but the movie provides them with dispiritingly little material.

Full Review Source: Miami Herald | Original Score: 2/4

December 22, 2004
Carina Chocano
Los Angeles Times
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One of those relatively rare comedies that's at once puerile, charming and very funny throughout.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 3.5/5

December 22, 2004
Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail
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There is some fun in watching the veterans mix it up -- De Niro, who looks like he wants to fade into the scenery, Streisand, who tries to eat it -- but nothing is well developed here.

Full Review Source: Globe and Mail | Original Score: 2/4

December 22, 2004
Tom Long
Detroit News
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Meet the Fockers is not a movie for the ages; it's a movie for a few good laughs.

| Original Score: B

December 22, 2004
Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press
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Hoffman and Streisand are the best things about Meet the Fockers. The movie would have been better off spending more time with them instead of focusing again on the uneasy relationship between eager-to-please Greg and his father-in-law- to-be Jack.

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

December 22, 2004
Robert Denerstein
Denver Rocky Mountain News
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Meet the Fockers doesn't have the shabby feel of some faltering movies, but its repetitive gags and toilet humor take much of the luster off the Focker-Byrnes wedding.

| Original Score: D+

December 22, 2004
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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The movie is pleasant enough, but never quite reaches critical mass as a comedy.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 2/4

December 22, 2004
Manohla Dargis
New York Times
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Because no good joke in Hollywood goes untold again ... and again, the mixed-couple setup receives another extended workout in this modestly amusing sequel.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 3/5

December 21, 2004
Philip Wuntch
Dallas Morning News
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This sequel to 2000's Meet the Parents knows that its audience expects a symphony of outrageousness. Anyone who resists is pummeled into submission by the sheer pace and volume of the comic antics.

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

December 21, 2004
Todd McCarthy
Variety
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The gap between the first and second installments isn't as gaping as with, for instance, Analyze This and Analyze That, but the laughs Fockers generates are the type you feel embarrassed about almost immediately afterward.

Full Review Source: Variety

December 21, 2004
Gene Seymour
Newsday
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So many subplots are piled onto Meet the Fockers that it's a wonder any of the glittering talents assembled here have room to be funny.

Full Review Source: Newsday | Original Score: 2.5/4

December 21, 2004
Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
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A weary retread without a fraction of the inventiveness that sparked the original.

Full Review Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune | Original Score: 1.5/4

December 21, 2004
Amy Biancolli
Houston Chronicle
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Director Jay Roach gives the film no visual distinction whatsoever but packs on the jokes with tireless bustle.

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

December 21, 2004
Sheri Linden
Hollywood Reporter
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The ensemble's giddy chemistry and the addition of perfectly cast topliners Dustin Hoffman and Barbra Streisand should find Fockers entertaining huge crowds for the holidays and beyond.

December 21, 2004
Allison Benedikt
Chicago Tribune
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Though it's good to see [Stiller] back in his stumbling, bumbling element, it's a bummer to see his element wasted in such stumbling, bumbling gags.

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

December 21, 2004
Jill Vejnoska
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
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Streisand and especially Hoffman are a hoot.

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

December 21, 2004
David Edelstein
Slate
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From the start the jokes are on a different level than the last one: coarse, aggressive, and poorly timed by director Jay Roach.

Full Review Source: Slate

December 21, 2004
Dennis Lim
Village Voice
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De Niro's brilliantly economical expression of utter revulsion somehow never stops being funny.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

December 21, 2004
David Chute
L.A. Weekly
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Feels like a big-budget Dharma & Greg episode with toilet jokes.

Full Review Source: L.A. Weekly

December 16, 2004
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