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Meet the Fockers Reviews

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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
December 22, 2004
Meet the Fockers is as tacky as its title, as crass as a kid learning his first cuss word.
| Original Score: 2/5
Steven Snyder
Zertinet Movies
January 15, 2005
Gauge your interest by how you liked Parents and you won't be disappointed.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
December 22, 2004
The movie is pleasant enough, but never quite reaches critical mass as a comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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James Berardinelli
December 23, 2004
There are few things sadder than wasted potential, unless it's sitting through 115 minutes of mediocrity desperately searching for a few decent jokes.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
December 22, 2004
The audience laughed more because they wanted to find it funny than because they actually did.
| Original Score: C
Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star
December 22, 2004
And you thought your parents were embarrassing.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Aaron Hillis
Premiere Magazine
December 22, 2004
Culture-clashing through the snow, in a one-joke open sleigh, Meet the Fockers goes, laughing all the way . . . to the bank.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Kevin Lally
Film Journal International
February 26, 2007
Has its smattering of laughs, but the new faces bring fewer dividends than the elemental De Niro/Ben Stiller showdown of the original.
Scott Weinberg
December 27, 2004
Meet the Fockers is get-rich-quick, no-thought-required sequel-mongering at its most mercenary. (Plus it's screamingly unfunny.)
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
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Amy Biancolli
Houston Chronicle
December 21, 2004
Director Jay Roach gives the film no visual distinction whatsoever but packs on the jokes with tireless bustle.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Austin O'Connor
Lowell Sun
December 21, 2004
Stiller - by starring in Meet the Fockers, one of the year's final releases - pulls into a buzzer-beating tie with Jude Law as the most-overexposed actor of the movie year.
Full Review| Original Score: 2/4
Nick Schager
Slant Magazine
December 22, 2004
Playing up the socio-religious rifts of the first film, the sequel reflects the country's current political schisms.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Victoria Alexander
Movie Reviews in Croatian
December 20, 2004
Greg Focker is ashamed of his loving parents and Jack Byrnes needs Viagra.
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Stephen Hunter
Washington Post
December 22, 2004
A negligible product content to stoop for the easy laughs and the easy money.
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Todd McCarthy
December 21, 2004
The gap between the first and second installments isn't as gaping as with, for instance, Analyze This and Analyze That, but the laughs Fockers generates are the type you feel embarrassed about almost immediately afterward.
Brian Orndorf
December 22, 2004
Meet the Fockers is stuck somewhere between being absolutely hilarious and one of the worst comedies ever committed to celluloid.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Kit Bowen
December 22, 2004
The sequel is pretty much what you'd expect--mindless fluff with maybe a little less calamity than its predecessor, but a lot more schmaltz. Oy vey!
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Prairie Miller
Long Island Press
May 26, 2007
Milk bottles and related metaphors feature prominentlyas breast fetish stand-ins, but with a decidely peculiar asymmetrical preference for just the left one.
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Cole Smithey
April 16, 2009
Sequel to the mediocre Ben Stiller comedy "Meet The Parents" is a bawdier but inferior movie that relies on the star power of Dustin Hoffman and Barbara Streisand as Stiller's Florida-dwelling Jewish hippie parents Bernie and Roz to fuel its ill-timed toi
Full Review | Original Score: C-
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Peter Howell
Toronto Star
December 22, 2004
The family is bigger, but the laughs aren't.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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