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Cheaper by the Dozen Reviews

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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
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
December 25, 2003
Wait to rent this mixed-bag family film -- it's much cheaper.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
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-
December 22, 2010
Remake bears no resemblance to the 1950 original.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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
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
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
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The only thing more outdated than Cheaper by the Dozen's soundtrack is its hokey life lessons concerning the importance of family over career.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
April 2, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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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January 27, 2004
Full Review | Original Score: D-
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
December 25, 2003
So calculatedly cast with popular kid stars that it seems a focus group was guiding all the choices.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
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
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.
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
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
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 22, 2003
Is anybody else getting tired of doofus dad comedies?
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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