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Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son (2011)

Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son (2011)

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Critic Consensus: Unnecessary, unfunny, and generally unwelcome, Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son offers more of the same for fans of Martin Lawrence's perplexingly popular series.

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Martin Lawrence reprises the role of FBI agent Malcolm Turner -- aka, undercover grandma Big Momma -- in this installment in the Big Momma's House franchise, Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son. Malcolm's latest assignment teams him up with his teenage stepson, Trent (Brandon T. Jackson), who unwittingly makes himself a target when he witnesses a murder. In order to keep Trent out of harm's way and solve the case behind the killing that Trent saw, the two have no choice but to go undercover at an all-girls performing arts school, with Malcolm posing as the titular rotund old lady, Big Momma, and Trent dressing up as a heavy female student named Charmaine.

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Critic Reviews for Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son

All Critics (60) | Top Critics (12)

Looking back, it's strange to remember that the first two movies were both hits, and that Paul Giamatti and Terrence Howard even saw enough in the premise to sign up for the original. At this point, it's really all just flab.

November 24, 2011 | Rating: 1/4 | Full Review…

An assessment of the film as part of a dissertational examination of Lawrence's contribution to comedic posterity and to African-American cultural history will surely note that the film was not pre-screened for critics in advance.

February 18, 2011 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…

Even Big Momma deserves better than this.

February 18, 2011 | Rating: D | Full Review…
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It seems fair to point out that of all the cross-dressing comedies of recent decades, none has channeled Some Like It Hot quite so thoroughly.

February 18, 2011 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

A film so drained of entertainment or simple humanity it is difficult to relate to as anything other than industrial artifact.

February 18, 2011 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…

If Tyler Perry finds liberation in lipstick, Lawrence has become suffocated by Spanx.

February 18, 2011 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son

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Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son was a big fail. The first one will continue to be the best of them all and should have ended with that one. I laughed maybe twice and became very bored about a quarter in. It is just a mess of a film that felt rushed and under developed. The movie tried too hard to be funny and ended up just being another eye rolling sequel. Hopefully this will be the end of it.

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½

11/10/2011 (PS3, ONLINE)

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Not funny. It was hella irritating. Damn why do they try so hard to be funny?! One star for the songs.

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