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Cheaper by the Dozen Reviews

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Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
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.
Steven D. Greydanus
Decent Films Guide
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+
Boo Allen
Denton Record-Chronicle
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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Matthew Turner
February 14, 2004
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Glen Bucher
February 7, 2004
Who should see this movie? Anyone that is looking for a safe family movie to take the kids to.
Sara Brady
Premiere Magazine
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
John Venable
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
Mike McGranaghan
Aisle Seat
December 29, 2003
Not a brilliant comedy, but sturdy and reliable, with plenty of laughs.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/3
Jack Garner
Journal News (Westchester, NY)
December 27, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: B

Baltimore Sun
December 27, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Ruthe Stein
San Francisco Chronicle
December 26, 2003
It's not just a feel-good holiday movie, though audiences, especially youngsters, will certainly walk out of it feeling good.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
David Foucher
EDGE Boston
December 26, 2003
Steve Martin plays by the numbers in "Cheaper by the Dozen"... but it's a funny family flick nevertheless.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
December 25, 2003
This is a movie that knows its audience and realizes it doesn't need much of a story to hit that audience, literally, where it lives.
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Ann Hornaday
Washington Post
December 25, 2003
Martin and Hunt give the production a mellow warmth. And Levy has cast an appealingly diverse bunch of kids to play the young Bakers.
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
December 25, 2003
The warmth, messiness and gentle humor Cheaper offers is nothing to sneeze at.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
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Lisa Rose
Newark Star-Ledger
December 25, 2003
The cartoonish chaos will engage little ones, while Tom's struggle to balance career and home time should keep parents' eyes on the screen.
Mary-Liz Shaw
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
December 25, 2003
Good performances keep the movie from collapsing under the weight of its cliches.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
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Bruce Westbrook
Houston Chronicle
December 25, 2003
From playful mugging to tender affection, Martin exudes a strong star persona, and he and Hunt share romantic warmth despite a dearth of alone time.
| Original Score: B-
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Tom Long
Detroit News
December 25, 2003
Silly, noisy, comforting fun.
| Original Score: B-
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
December 24, 2003
Lighthearted fun, providing little character bits for all of the family members.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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