Cheaper by the Dozen 2 - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Cheaper by the Dozen 2 Reviews

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Daniel M. Kimmel
Worcester Telegram & Gazette
December 21, 2005
The kids will love it; parents will just have to put up with it.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Jeanne Kaplan
Kaplan vs. Kaplan
December 21, 2005
This film is funniest when it doesn't try so hard.
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David Kaplan
Kaplan vs. Kaplan
December 21, 2005
Sequels to comedies usually come with a risk to one's digestive system, and sequels to bad comedies should carry a warning label.
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Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
December 21, 2005
'Cheap' is the word for Cheaper by the Dozen 2.
| Original Score: 2/4
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Tony Wong
Toronto Star
December 21, 2005
Sequels tend to be stupider by the dozen, and part two is perhaps overshadowed only by the banality and pointlessness of say, Leprechaun 6.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Angel Cohn
TV Guide
December 21, 2005
Unfortunately in this instance, more doesn't make merry, only mayhem.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
Laura Kelly
South Florida Sun-Sentinel
December 21, 2005
We likely have a sequel because the first Steve Martin family comedy successfully grossed 3 1/2 times its budget by teasing light humor out of family high jinks. That's all fine, but did it have to be set in summer camp-style?
| Original Score: 1.5/4
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Peter Hartlaub
San Francisco Chronicle
December 21, 2005
Steve Martin is kind of like your uncle who still gets to play quarterback during the holiday family football game, even though he hasn't thrown a touchdown since 1992.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Tom Keogh
Seattle Times
December 21, 2005
With three inspired comics -- Martin, Levy and Hunt -- as the adult leads, Cheaper 2 is not an entirely wearing experience. But its predictability borders on the insulting.
| Original Score: 2/4
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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
December 21, 2005
Two Dozens and Ours together don't have a dozen laughs between them.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Lisa Rose
Newark Star-Ledger
December 21, 2005
Moviegoers who enjoyed the PG anarchy the first time around should find amusement in the second Dozen. If the last picture left you with a migraine and a sense of claustrophobia, the sequel will be another bout of pain.
| Original Score: 2/4
Jane Stevenson
Jam! Movies
December 21, 2005
Unfortunately, this family comedy doesn't live up to its promising premise.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Brian McTavish
Kansas City Star
December 21, 2005
There is no hilarity, just a couple of veteran funnymen going through the hellishly predictable motions in this unimaginative and unnecessary sequel.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Glenn Whipp
Los Angeles Daily News
December 21, 2005
There is a good movie to be made about the difficulties parents have in letting go of their children. Actually, Ron Howard already made that movie. It was called Parenthood and it starred Steve Martin.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
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Connie Ogle
Miami Herald
December 21, 2005
If the creators seem lethally bored with their product, most viewers will find their patience tested, too.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Sue Pierman
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
December 21, 2005
The film is at its best when it's not trying to be desperately funny, but that's rare.
| Original Score: 2/4
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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
December 21, 2005
A cheerless sequel to an uninspired remake.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Mark Wolf
Denver Rocky Mountain News
December 21, 2005
Cheaper By the Dozen 2 dishes sweetness and sentimentality in holiday-sized portions. It has its heart in the right place. Too bad it only fitfully locates its funny bone.
| Original Score: C
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Nancy Churnin
Dallas Morning News
December 21, 2005
In this Hollywood fantasy about a family with 12 kids, nobody does chores, we never see dirty dishes and mom (Bonnie Hunt) is always immaculately groomed, dressed and smiling June Cleaver-style, right down to the tasteful string of pearls.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Cynthia Fuchs
PopPolitics.com
December 21, 2005
Jimmy's kids' resentment is noticed only by the keenly attentive Carmen Electra.
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