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Cheaper by the Dozen Reviews

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Top Critic
Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
December 25, 2003
It wastes Hunt's whiplash-quick timing and further reduces the once-wild, once-crazy Martin to the generic father figure he has collected checks for in too many recent movies.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Steven Snyder
Zertinet Movies
December 24, 2003
"Cheaper By The Dozen" has clearly been bought and sold as a family comedy,and for that reason the true pathos of the story continue to get buried beneath unbelievable comedy
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Tyler Hanley
Palo Alto Weekly
December 25, 2003
Wait to rent this mixed-bag family film -- it's much cheaper.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
December 24, 2003
The script is slack and lazy, incapable of a satisfying resolution for even the most reliable family-movie plot devices like a mean bully or over-protective neighbors.
Read More | Original Score: C-
Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
December 22, 2010
Remake bears no resemblance to the 1950 original.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Larry Carroll
December 24, 2003
This remake is perfect holiday fare for all those families who can't get enough of According to Jim, My Wife & Kids and Yes, Dear.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star
December 24, 2003
Tries to be as wholesome as Ward Cleaver, but is about as sincere as Eddie Haskell.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Michael Szymanski
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
Nick Schager
Slant Magazine
November 30, 2003
The only thing more outdated than Cheaper by the Dozen's soundtrack is its hokey life lessons concerning the importance of family over career.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Garth Franklin
Dark Horizons
April 2, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Victoria Alexander
Movie Reviews in Croatian
December 20, 2003
A disgrace. A spineless eunuch of a father allows his children to yell at him and bully him. They destroy a mansion. Their mother must be on heroin.
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Brian Orndorf
January 27, 2004
Full Review | Original Score: D-
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
December 22, 2003
Steve Martin and Bonnie Hunt, reliable pros though they are, don't stand a chance against the forces arrayed against them: the bald cliches, unspeakable dialogue, and cheap sentimentality of the script ...
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Claudia Puig
USA Today
December 25, 2003
So calculatedly cast with popular kid stars that it seems a focus group was guiding all the choices.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Frank Ochieng
Movie Eye
December 26, 2003
Another disposable and quick-witted vehicle aimed at securing the generic feel good vibes for those begging for conveyor belt family fare that's syrupy and indistinguishable.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Peter Sobczynski
Critic Doctor
December 22, 2003
'Cheaper by the Dozen' is not only one of the worst films of the year, it is also a perfect example of why so many foreign countries hate America so much.
Joe Baltake
Sacramento Bee
December 25, 2003
Martin may excel at playing buttoned-down, neurotic men coming apart at the seams, but he is wholly unconvincing playing dad to a lot of cute, precocious tykes from central casting.
Read More | Original Score: 1/4
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
December 24, 2003
The script is credited to four writers and I wonder if any one of them realized how similar their climax is to The Brady Bunch Movie.
Full Review| Original Score: 2/4
Nick Rogers
State Journal-Register (Springfield, IL)
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
Rob Blackwelder
December 22, 2003
Is anybody else getting tired of doofus dad comedies?
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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