Meet the Parents - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Meet the Parents Reviews

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Top Critic
James Berardinelli
January 1, 2000
Even with Stiller and De Niro, Meet the Parents is an encounter that can be postponed until it's available on video.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
January 1, 2000
While it's a truism that all comedy has an element of sadism, it doesn't necessarily follow that all sadism is funny.
Full ReviewRead More | Original Score: 2/5
Mark R. Leeper
January 1, 2000
There is an uneven mix of slapstick sequences and human comedy. Certainly the last part of the film feels awkwardly written.
Full Review | Original Score: 0 out of -4..+4
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
October 24, 2003
Does the usual Hollywood bit of setting up the gags way in advance so that even a coma patient can spot them.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
January 1, 2000
An unfathomably awful film that will undoubtedly be a smash hit.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
Rob Blackwelder
January 1, 2000
More often than not, the movie's tension gets in the way of its giggles, falling back on its stars' comedy instincts and over-extended running gags.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
February 7, 2001
Es lamentable que el talento de DeNiro se estÚ desperdiciando en cintas que no terminan de cuajar, por muy taquilleras que Ústas sean
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
David N. Butterworth
October 18, 2008
Nobody plays put-upon quite like Ben Stiller.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Glenn Lovell
San Jose Mercury News
January 1, 2000
Meet the Parents is a one- -- well, maybe two- -- joke idea that starts out goofy and fun, but soon runs out of verbal or visual ammunition.
Top Critic
John Anderson
January 1, 2000
If ever there was a movie that felt like it was built backward, it's Meet the Parents.
Robert Wilonsky
New Times
January 1, 2000
It never quite gets going.
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
December 20, 2010
...large swaths of the proceedings feel as though they'd be more at home within a garden-variety sitcom.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Jim Shelby
Palo Alto Weekly
May 20, 2003
As far as one-joke movies go, this one has its guffaws.
| Original Score: 2/4
Kevin N. Laforest
Montreal Film Journal
September 10, 2002
Overbearingly cruel and only modestly funny.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Andrew Howe
April 2, 2001
The sight-gags and verbal repartee hinge upon uninspired, lowest-common-denominator hijinks.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Susan Stark
Detroit News
January 1, 2000
With all due respect to giggles, though, you would do better to rent Raging Bull.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
Jeff Vice
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
January 1, 2000
Meet the Parents is much too herky-jerky to be completely successful, and it follows each laugh-out-loud scene with one that is completely -- or is at least a bit -- cringe-worthy.
Jeffrey Huston
Jeff Huston's Believe Me
January 1, 2000
Plays like a thirty minute sitcom that overstays its welcome for more than an hour.
Susannah Breslin
TNT's Rough Cut
January 1, 2000
Never before have two such skilled actors been so monstrously squandered in a movie so replete with failed gags and pathetic gaffs.
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Erik Lundegaard
Seattle Times
January 1, 2000
It's the prom night scene from There's Something About Mary stretched out over an entire movie - just not as funny.
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