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Meet the Fockers Reviews

June 24, 2006
This sequel's title indicates the content: smutty, silly and liable to make you smirk despite yourself.
September 26, 2005
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.
January 27, 2005
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.
January 15, 2005
[Hoffman and Streisand] make a wonderful team, but it's too bad the material isn't fresher and more worth their time and yours.
January 13, 2005
A vulgar farce that isn't remotely amusing.
December 27, 2004
Could have been much funnier than it is.
December 27, 2004
This film has a lot more heart and it's just a lot of fun throughout with all these wonderful actors.
December 24, 2004
Why would you want to meet such a blowsy, bawdy, shticky crew in a low-comedy sequel to Meet the Parents? Two reasons only: Barbra Streisand and Dustin Hoffman.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
December 24, 2004
It is Beavis and Butt-head rewriting The In-Laws, only the scripts for Beavis were much smarter.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
December 24, 2004
A resolutely average sequel, several subbasements below the first film in both comic inspiration and energy.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
December 24, 2004
Often-uproarious.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
December 23, 2004
Don't even rent the DVD, it'll only encourage them.
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
December 23, 2004
Despite a cast enhanced with notable players -- Dustin Hoffman and Barbra Streisand come on board as the elder Fockers -- the movie has few new jokes to tell, offering little more than slight modulations of familiar scenarios.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
December 22, 2004
A negligible product content to stoop for the easy laughs and the easy money.
December 22, 2004
A silly good time.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
December 22, 2004
The family is bigger, but the laughs aren't.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
December 22, 2004
Meet the Fockers takes time to generate comic momentum, but the irresistible energy of Hoffman and Streisand soon refreshes the leftover story line from Parents.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
December 22, 2004
More than any recent comedy I can think of, Meet the Fockers seems likely to split audiences between those who find it deliriously funny and those who grind their teeth at its obviousness.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
December 22, 2004
For audiences that loved Meet the Parents, the movie is a welcome chance to revisit funny and familiar characters.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
December 22, 2004
Meet the Fockers is as tacky as its title, as crass as a kid learning his first cuss word.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
December 22, 2004
A sloppy and not-funny- enough sequel to Meet the Parents.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
December 22, 2004
Meet the Fockers, a sluggish sequel to the anarchic domestic comedy Meet the Parents, is one visit too many.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
December 22, 2004
Hoffman and Streisand give energetic, game performances, but the movie provides them with dispiritingly little material.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
December 22, 2004
One of those relatively rare comedies that's at once puerile, charming and very funny throughout.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
December 22, 2004
There is some fun in watching the veterans mix it up -- De Niro, who looks like he wants to fade into the scenery, Streisand, who tries to eat it -- but nothing is well developed here.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
December 22, 2004
Meet the Fockers is not a movie for the ages; it's a movie for a few good laughs.
Read More | Original Score: B
December 22, 2004
Hoffman and Streisand are the best things about Meet the Fockers. The movie would have been better off spending more time with them instead of focusing again on the uneasy relationship between eager-to-please Greg and his father-in-law- to-be Jack.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
December 22, 2004
Meet the Fockers doesn't have the shabby feel of some faltering movies, but its repetitive gags and toilet humor take much of the luster off the Focker-Byrnes wedding.
Read More | Original Score: D+
December 22, 2004
The movie is pleasant enough, but never quite reaches critical mass as a comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
December 21, 2004
Because no good joke in Hollywood goes untold again ... and again, the mixed-couple setup receives another extended workout in this modestly amusing sequel.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
December 21, 2004
This sequel to 2000's Meet the Parents knows that its audience expects a symphony of outrageousness. Anyone who resists is pummeled into submission by the sheer pace and volume of the comic antics.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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.
December 21, 2004
So many subplots are piled onto Meet the Fockers that it's a wonder any of the glittering talents assembled here have room to be funny.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
December 21, 2004
A weary retread without a fraction of the inventiveness that sparked the original.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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
December 21, 2004
The ensemble's giddy chemistry and the addition of perfectly cast topliners Dustin Hoffman and Barbra Streisand should find Fockers entertaining huge crowds for the holidays and beyond.
December 21, 2004
Though it's good to see [Stiller] back in his stumbling, bumbling element, it's a bummer to see his element wasted in such stumbling, bumbling gags.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
December 21, 2004
Streisand and especially Hoffman are a hoot.
Full Review | Original Score: B
December 21, 2004
From the start the jokes are on a different level than the last one: coarse, aggressive, and poorly timed by director Jay Roach.
December 21, 2004
De Niro's brilliantly economical expression of utter revulsion somehow never stops being funny.
December 16, 2004
Feels like a big-budget Dharma & Greg episode with toilet jokes.