75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
What I liked the most about the second "Dozen," was another performance, the one by Alyson Stoner as their daughter Sarah. As a girl poised on the first scary steps of adolescence, she finds the kind of vulnerability and shy hope that Reese Witherspoon projected in "The Man in the Moon."
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50

Chicago Tribune

By Robert K. Elder
Compared with Martin's first "Dozen" and the recent mega-family movie "Yours, Mine and Ours," this sequel is Academy Award material.
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50

New York Post

The point isn't really to make you laugh. The film is supposed to make people feel good about their families, and it does a fine job of it.
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50

USA Today

By Mike Clark
Give Dozen a slight edge to the mournful "Yours, Mine & Ours" as a holiday season bottom-feeder, because Martin and Levy are better at slapstick than Dennis Quaid.
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40

The Hollywood Reporter

By Michael Rechtshaffen
A textbook example of how not to mess with success, Cheaper by the Dozen 2 is every bit as forced, synthetic, banal and mawkish as the first edition.
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38

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
Noisy, silly, gratingly upbeat, and piously sentimental, 'Cheaper by the Dozen 2 is what passes for wholesome family entertainment these days. It's the sort of movie to send small children and grandparents out of the theater hugging each other and strong men in search of bourbon.
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33

Entertainment Weekly

What you have is less a sequel to a not-so-bad remake than yet another remake, this one of that not-so-great 1988 John Candy comedy "The Great Outdoors."
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25

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
A cheerless sequel to an uninspired remake, Cheaper by the Dozen 2 is, at best, well timed to serve as a backup baby-sitter during the hectic days of winter break.
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25

San Francisco Chronicle

By Peter Hartlaub
A few amusing moments mixed in with the painful ones.
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25

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
There's something pernicious about a toxic mix of sitcom and snickering sex jokes getting packaged and effectively sold as wholesome fun for the family.
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34 out of 100
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