Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son

2011

Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son

Critics 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.

5%

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Total Count: 60

58%

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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 (15)

  • 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.

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

    Tom Russo

    Boston Globe
    Top Critic
  • 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".

    Feb 22, 2011 | Full Review…

    Philip French

    Guardian
    Top Critic
  • 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.

    Feb 18, 2011 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…
  • Even Big Momma deserves better than this.

    Feb 18, 2011 | Rating: D | Full Review…

    Keith Phipps

    AV Club
    Top Critic
  • 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.

    Feb 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.

    Feb 18, 2011 | Rating: 1/5 | 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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