Meet the Fockers

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Talented cast is wasted as the movie is content with recycling jokes from its predecessor, Meet the Parents.



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Now that Greg Focker is "in" with his soon-to-be in-laws, Jack and Dina Byrnes, it looks like smooth sailing for him and his fiancée, Pam. But that's before Pam's parents meet Greg's parents, Bernie and Roz Focker. The hyper-relaxed Fockers and the tightly-wound Byrneses are woefully mismatched from the start, and no matter how hard Greg and Pam try, there is just no bringing their families together.


Robert De Niro
as Jack Byrnes
Ben Stiller
as Greg Focker
Dustin Hoffman
as Bernie Focker
Barbra Streisand
as Roz Focker
Blythe Danner
as Dina Byrnes
Teri Polo
as Pam Byrnes
Tim Blake Nelson
as Officer Le Flore
Ray Santiago
as Jorge Villalobos
Owen Wilson
as Kevin Rawley
Shelley Berman
as Judge Ira
Spencer Pickren
as Little Jack
Bradley Pickren
as Little Jack
Max Huffman
as Woody Focker
Kali Rocha
as Flight Attendant
Myra Turley
as Admitting Nurse
Wayne Thomas York
as Airport Security Guard
Angelo Tiffe
as Businessman
Benjamin Trueblood
as Newborn Baby
David Sutton
as Wedding Band Member
Rock Deadrick
as Wedding Band Member
Cedric Yarbrough
as Prison Guard
Jack Plotnick
as Rent-a-Car Agent
Angelo Tifee
as Businessman
J.P. Manoux
as Local Cop
Bruno Coon
as Strolling Minstrel/Band Member
Kyle T. McNamee
as Undercover Waiter
Dorie Barton
as Airline Clerk
Vahe Bejan
as Immigrant Man
Kathleen Gati
as Immigrant Woman
Tiffany Turner
as Girl on Bus
Linda O'Neil
as Girl on Bus
Bernadette Perez
as Girl on Bus
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Critic Reviews for Meet the Fockers

All Critics (162) | Top Critics (42) | Fresh (63) | Rotten (99)

  • This sequel's title indicates the content: smutty, silly and liable to make you smirk despite yourself.

    Jun 24, 2006 | Full Review…

    Amy Simmons

    Time Out
    Top Critic
  • Meet The Fockers has assembled a historic, once-in-a-lifetime cast, then stranded them in the laziest, most mercenary kind of sequel imaginable. It's like the 1927 Yankees taking on the Special Olympics softball team.

    Sep 26, 2005 | Full Review…

    Nathan Rabin

    AV Club
    Top Critic
  • Very often vulgar and tasteless, and though there are some unexpected bursts of humor and even charm in the proceedings, it's light years away from Chekhov.

    Jan 27, 2005 | Full Review…

    Andrew Sarris

    Top Critic
  • Although not as disarmingly funny the second time around, inspired casting means that, unlike most in-laws, the Fockers don't outstay their welcome.

    Jan 18, 2005 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • [Hoffman and Streisand] make a wonderful team, but it's too bad the material isn't fresher and more worth their time and yours.

    Jan 15, 2005 | Full Review…
  • A vulgar farce that isn't remotely amusing.

    Jan 13, 2005

    Rex Reed

    Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Meet the Fockers

  • Nov 17, 2013
    "Meet the Fockers" is an interesting follow-up to "Meet the Parents." Of course it's not nearly as good but it is still quite enjoyable. Several of the familiar conventions are used from the first film. Jack Byrnes's (Robert De Niro's) Circle of Trust is used again as the concept that he employs to either include or exclude his soon-to-be son-in-law Greg Focker (Ben Stiller), for example. In this sequel, the Byrnes family goes to Miami, Florida to meet Greg's parents, Bernie (Dustin Hoffman) and Roz (Barbra Streisand) Focker. They're a couple of free spirits and they really put uptight Jack's patience to work. Cute film.
    Billie P Super Reviewer
  • Apr 04, 2013
    As the title suggests -- this ain't highbrow entertainment. Nevertheless, it's passable.
    Christian C Super Reviewer
  • Dec 02, 2011
    Meet the Fockers is a very disappointing sequel that does not live up to the classic. I was hoping for some huge new hilarious comedy but I was sadly mistaken.
    Bradley W Super Reviewer
  • Nov 29, 2011
    "Meet the Fockers" is crude and badly-written. I don't think I laughed one time. Alright, maybe once, but definitely not twice. That being said, there are a handful of likable performances, especially from Dustin Hoffman.
    Stephen E Super Reviewer

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