67

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
The old-pro twosome of Streisand and Hoffman make such sexy and inviting ethnics (as a certain kind of movie likes to think of a certain kind of Jewish character) that they blithely prevail over the been-there-done-that gags.
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63

Premiere

By Aaron Hillis
De Niro is constantly upstaged by the showstopping, sunburnt duo of Streisand and Hoffman, but even their material is so recycled (more Focker puns, etc.) that it doesn’t matter who steals the most chuckles.
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63

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
It's a silly good time, and that's something these days.
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50

New York Daily News

By Jami Bernard
A sluggish sequel.
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50

The Hollywood Reporter

By Sheri Linden
Feels jammed into a sitcom-shaped bid for laughs.
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
The picture doesn't come close to approaching the near-classic quality of the earlier film.
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50

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
The movie is pleasant enough, but never quite reaches critical mass as a comedy.
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50

Chicago Tribune

By Allison Benedikt
Though it's hard not to play it, the expectations game is a dangerous one, especially for sequels. And Roach's original, just like his overexposed star, set us up good.
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50

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
What a waste.
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40

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Does Meet the Fockers make you laugh? Sure it does, from time to time. Just lower your expectations to the altitude of the gag that's showcased in the trailer, the one in which Jinx the cat flushes a little dog named Moses down a toilet.
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41 out of 100
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