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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. Read critic reviews

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After stepson Trent (Brandon T. Jackson) witnesses a murder, FBI agent Malcolm Turner (Martin Lawrence) brings back Big Momma, his plus-size alter ego, to help solve the crime. Big Momma goes deep under cover at a girls school of the performing arts, but this time he has Trent and Trent's female alter ego Charmaine as backup. The duo must try to find the killer before the killer finds them, but complicating matters is Trent's crush on a student (Jessica Lucas).

Cast & Crew

Martin Lawrence
Malcolm Turner, Big Momma
Brandon T. Jackson
Trent, Charmaine
Sherri Shepherd
Beverly Townsend
Matthew Fogel
Screenwriter
Michael Green
Producer
Arnon Milchan
Executive Producer
Martin Lawrence
Executive Producer
Jeff Kwatinetz
Executive Producer
Jeremiah Samuels
Executive Producer
Anthony B. Richmond
Cinematographer
Meghan C. Rogers
Production Design
David Newman
Original Music
Leah Katznelson
Costume Designer
Kim Taylor-Coleman
Casting
Mark Garner
Art Director
Frank Galline
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Critic Reviews for Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son

All Critics (62) | Top Critics (19) | Fresh (3) | Rotten (59)

  • 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…
  • I'm no fan of Perry's blunt-force morality comedies, but at least his pseudo-sainted materfamilias is a real character.

    February 25, 2011 | Rating: 0.5/5 | Full Review…
  • It's a true rubber-necker's delight, a comedy so inconceivably tacky that it will make you question whether or not you're laughing at the film or with it.

    February 23, 2011 | Rating: 0/4 | Full Review…
  • Can there really be a comparative and a superlative for "unfunny"? It doesn't make sense to describe this witless, embarrassing third film in the Big Momma franchise as "the unfunniest".

    February 22, 2011 | 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…
  • 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…
  • I'm no fan of Perry's blunt-force morality comedies, but at least his pseudo-sainted materfamilias is a real character.

    February 25, 2011 | Rating: 0.5/5 | Full Review…
  • It's a true rubber-necker's delight, a comedy so inconceivably tacky that it will make you question whether or not you're laughing at the film or with it.

    February 23, 2011 | Rating: 0/4 | Full Review…
  • Can there really be a comparative and a superlative for "unfunny"? It doesn't make sense to describe this witless, embarrassing third film in the Big Momma franchise as "the unfunniest".

    February 22, 2011 | Full Review…
  • Big Momma's 3 isn't offensive. It isn't an unkind portrayal of obesity and its themes are light and carefree. But it's still dreadfully unfunny.

    May 25, 2021 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…
  • The physical slapstick has grown tired and, strangely enough, Lawrence himself even looks a bit tired here.

    September 3, 2020 | Rating: 1.0/4.0 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son

  • Feb 04, 2012
    Brandon T. Jackson steals this film. Martin Lawrence is in a supporting role here rather than the leading role like he usually does in this trilogy. Brandon upstages Martin in a lot of scenes they are in. This is really Brandon's film. Of the Big Momma films, this one is better than the 2nd film, but the first one is still the best in the trilogy. The film does have a couple of funny moments in the film. The film was also predictable. The film is worth checking out for Brandon T. Jackson. He was great in Tropic Thunder and Percy Jackson and continues to be great in this film.
    Sol C Super Reviewer
  • Dec 02, 2011
    I didn't laugh, it was boring and not even worth the time. I really didn't enjoy this, and frankly I can't see why everyone else did like it. It has a great comedian being a horrible cop, it is cliche and how many crimes can they solve with a fat suit.
    Bradley W Super Reviewer
  • Sep 17, 2011
    Manos the hands of fate has an enemy
    Sylvester K Super Reviewer
  • Jul 13, 2011
    definitely the worst of the series.
    Brendan N Super Reviewer

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