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Cheaper by the Dozen Reviews

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December 22, 2010
Remake bears no resemblance to the 1950 original.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
October 18, 2008
What a lovely surprise: beyond the gloss of this formulaic Hollywood comedy about the importance of family, lies a heart-felt and hilarious treasure chest filled with home truths.
January 27, 2007
The children (including creepy Hilary Duff) are 12 shades of dreadful.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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June 24, 2006
Levy directs what amounts to an almost plotless - and entirely pointless - slice of controlled chaos as if it were an expensive pilot for a TV sitcom.
July 16, 2004
Good comedy is derived from the characters, but this film doesn't establish its characters well enough to be effective on that level.
Full Review | Original Score: C
June 27, 2004
It's not that Cheaper by the Dozen is awful. Worse than that, it's just plain dull.
Read More | Original Score: 60/100
May 17, 2004
Life in the Baker house is as chaotic as life in the original 1950 Cheaper Gilbreth house was well-ordered and organized. I think I like the in-name-only remake better.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
April 9, 2004
Good-natured and nicely suited for family viewing, but too many of the gags and plot points are old and unfunny.
| Original Score: C+
April 9, 2004
This film could be shown at a fundraiser for the Marie Stopes Institute with a vasectomy team waiting in the foyer.
April 8, 2004
Sweet, syrupy and corny. But it made us laugh. DVD disc doesn't add much to what's on-screen.
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March 30, 2004
...the film is about children who are so selfish they ensure their parents are as unhappy as the audience.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
February 27, 2004
Hunt's shunted aside in favor of the camera-hogging Martin, who grandfathers in his exasperated Parenthood act.
February 13, 2004
Ocasionalmente engrašado; ininterruptamente xarope.
| Original Score: 2/5
February 7, 2004
Who should see this movie? Anyone that is looking for a safe family movie to take the kids to.
January 27, 2004
A rarely funny comedy that's unlikely to keep even the most undemanding ankle biters amused.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
January 13, 2004
A combination of clever writing, top-notch comedic leads, winning performances from the youngest Bakers, and a genuine affection for old-fashioned (read: big and loud) families elevates Cheaper above the dreaded kid-movie dreck.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 2, 2004
OK, so I haven't read the original book or seen the previous movie. But I'd bet the family dog never rooted its snout furiously in a kid-hating boyfriend's crotch.
Full Review| Original Score: 1/4
December 31, 2003
For a brief moment, I wished I was watching From Justin to Kelly again.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
December 31, 2003
This isn't a film made for reviewers, it's made for kids, and for them it's mildly successful.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
December 31, 2003
it's a good movie if you're kid thinks he's a bit of a misfit - or if there's any discussion about adding another mouth to feed.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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