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Meet the Parents Reviews

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
December 26, 2010
Star-driven comedy at times offensive and funny.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Michael Dequina
January 14, 2010
What gives the film its special kick is the match of Stiller and De Niro.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Top Critic
Richard Schickel
TIME Magazine
August 15, 2008
Alas, poor Focker. He can't help himself. And we can't help ourselves from falling about, equally helpless, at this superbly antic movie.

August 15, 2008
Packed with cringe-worthy moments from beginning to end, Jay Roach's comedy is for anyone who has ever endured a weekend in the company of potential in-laws.
Rob Gonsalves
March 11, 2008
Owes about 55 percent of its charm to De Niro, who can be hilarious just sitting there.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Joe Lozito
Big Picture Big Sound
July 14, 2007
Director Jay Roach of the Austin Powers films keeps the pace brisk, and the script by Jim Herzfeld and John Hamburg ably piles the pratfalls ludicrously high.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Jordan Hiller
September 27, 2006
Stiller portrays a human accident better than anyone and he definitely knows how to extort laughs and sympathy from his audience
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion
July 24, 2006
Contains enough belly-laughs and sly jokes to become one of the bigger crowd-pleasers of the fall.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Top Critic
Derek Adams
Time Out
February 9, 2006
Astutely observed, subtly played and consistently hilarious...
Jamey Codding
July 5, 2005
A definite must-see that's perfect for a guys' night out or a relaxing date.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
April 9, 2005
An entertaining little outing, but not something that will stay with me.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Thomas Delapa
Boulder Weekly
January 3, 2005
The best American comedy of 2000. It has wit, slapstick and romance -- as well as an improbable comedy team in Robert De Niro and Ben Stiller
P. Ignatieff
April 18, 2003
Stiller plays a familiar character with a nice energy and presence, making the most of all his character's asides and observations.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Harry Guerin
RTÉ (Ireland)
March 26, 2003
Guaranteed to put you off suggested Sunday outings for life.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
John R. McEwen
Film Quips Online
February 8, 2003
This film is almost too real to be funny. It is one uncomfortable moment after another - and that is what Stiller does best, but director Roach would have done well to tone it down a bit.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Margaret A. McGurk
Cincinnati Enquirer
February 7, 2003
Stiller has a gift for looking funny effortlessly, when he's doing nothing physical. With no mugging, no physical contortions, he turns his face into a palette of pain and confusion.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Ron Wells
Film Threat
December 8, 2002
What saves the movie from remaining an exercise in self-parody for all involved is director Roach's feel for the material.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Matthew Turner
October 30, 2002
This is, unquestionably, the best comedy currently on release. Highly recommended.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Jean Lowerison
San Diego Metropolitan
October 21, 2002
Great filmmaking this is not, but if you're looking for an amusing, undemanding couple of hours, give this a try.
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
August 16, 2002
This simple but well-constructed comedy picks a situation that naturally causes anxiety - meeting your in-laws - and turns it into a walk through hell.
Full Review| Original Score: 3/4
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