Cheaper by the Dozen 2 Reviews

Cheaper by the Dozen 2


Genre :

Adventure, Comedy, Family

Release Date :

December 21, 2005

MPAA Rating :


Director :

Adam Shankman

Starring :

Hilary Duff, Carmen Electra, Piper Perabo, Steve Martin, Bonnie Hunt, Eugene Levy, Tom Welling, Jacob Smith, Liliana Mumy, Morgan York, Kevin Schmidt

REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Not quite bad, but it's not recommended either.    Readers  4 of 5 [Rate It]

2 of 4

“..the whole thing lacks the comedic crispness of the original..”
by Sue Pierman [The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel]
3 of 5

“..quick, cheap, forgettable family entertainment at its most bearable..”
by Joshua Tyler [Cinema Blend]
3 of 5

“..mild and charming..”
by Brian Orndorf [EFilmCritic]
1.5 of 5

“..lack all ingenuity and vitality..”
by Norm Schrager [Filmcritic]
“..is every bit as forced, synthetic, banal and mawkish as the first edition..”
by Michael Rechtshaffen [The Hollywood Reporter]
1.5 of 4

“..feels labored and twice as long as it really is..”
by Jeff Vice [Deseret News, Salt Lake City]
3 of 10

“..commits the worst of all film sins; it's dull, dull, dull..”
by Joshua Starnes [Comingsoon]
1 of 4

“..A cheerless sequel to an uninspired remake..”
by Elizabeth Weitzman [New York Daily News]
4 of 5
Reviewed by Rod Gustafson [Grading The Movies]
3.5 of 5
Reviewed by Randy Cordova [The Arizona Republic]
3 of 5
Reviewed by Nancy Churnin [The Dallas Morning News]
3 of 5
Reviewed by [E! Online]
2.5 of 4
Reviewed by Tom Meek [The Boston Phoenix]
2.5 of 5
Reviewed by Harper Barnes [St. Louis Post-Dispatch]
2 of 4
Reviewed by Robert K. Elder [Chicago Tribune]
2 of 4
Reviewed by Sara M. Fetters [MovieFreak]
2 of 4
Reviewed by Ed Blank [Pittsburgh Tribune-Review]
2 of 5
Reviewed by Vicky Roach [Australian News Network]
1.5 of 4
Reviewed by Nick Schager [Slant Magazine]
1.5 of 4
Reviewed by Gene Seymour [Newsday]
1.5 of 4
Reviewed by Barbara Vancheri [Pittsburgh Post-Gazette]
1.5 of 5
Reviewed by Marrit Ingman [Austin Chronicle]
1 of 5
Reviewed by Stan Urankar [Sun Newspapers of Cleveland]
1 of 4
Reviewed by David Edwards [London Daily Mirror]
1 of 4
Reviewed by Chelsea Bain [Boston Herald]
1 of 5
Reviewed by Neil Smith [BBC Films]
Reviewed by Beth Mcarthur [Georgia Straight]

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“..thanks to a strong visual eye and a terrific cast, this anguished, but intimate coming of age tale tends to (mostly) recompense for some of the darker and more despondent elements that will test some resolves..”
by Rodrigo Perez [The Playlist]


“..simply by not getting the balance right, "The Bronze" seems to be lucky to have medaled at all..”
by Drew McWeeny [HitFix]


“..a serviceable family film that is hardly a worthy rival for "Searching for Bobby Fischer"..”
by Ben Kenigsberg [NY Times]


“..though the books are brilliant, Depp's attempt to make his own Terry-Thomas movie feels tired and more than a little tortured..”
by Ali Plumb [Empire Online]


“..it's not much fun at all, but at least it's over..”
by Moira MacDonald [Seattle Times]


“..the new animated musical fairy tale from the mind and the mixtape of George Lucas, is indeed strange. What's missing is the magic..”
by Betsy Sharkey [LA Times]


“..Patrick Tobin's infuriatingly coy script... turning the film into a morbid guessing game..”
by Joshua Rothkopf [Time Out New York]


“..the same elements that have endeared or alienated viewers of Dolan's previous films are all here in Mommy..”
by Liam Lacey [Globe and Mail]


“..Scoot McNairy is a terrifically spineless, whining mouthpiece for the adventurer who financed the journey, and Ben Mendelsohn is a terrifying underwater psycho. The whole thing adds up to a watery grave of claustrophobia-but that can be pretty terrifying..”
by Rex Reed [New York Observer]


“..Song One has its heart in the right place (on its sleeve)-it's just in desperate need of a few strong hooks..”
by David Ehrlich [Time Out New York]