Meet the Parents Synopsis
A woman's father (Robert De Niro) thinks her boyfriend (Ben Stiller) is unworthy.
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Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
Many belly laughs.
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88

Baltimore Sun

By Chris Kaltenbach
De Niro and Stiller combine to bring on laughs you don't have to feel guilty about.
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83

Mr. Showbiz

By Cody Clark
It's funny. Really funny.
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83

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
It's a bouncy, loose limbed, ''families do the darnedest things'' sitcom that elicits ungrudging laughs.
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80

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
A hilarious hodgepodge, in which De Niro gives his best comic performance to date.
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75

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Desmond Ryan
Blithely funny and on-the-money movie.
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75

New York Daily News

By Jami Bernard
What makes it work so well is superb chemistry and a light touch. The spray-painted cat scene doesn't hurt, either.
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75

Boston Globe

By Jay Carr
Distress of Parents is a real pleasure.
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75

USA Today

By Susan Wloszczyna
With near-Swiss precision, director/producer Jay Roach and his writers make sure familiarity breeds hilarity.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Bob Graham
It's a kind of "sex, lies and videotape'' in suburbia.
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Great opener to the film trilogy!!

By film_seer
Ben Stiller, Robert De Niro, and Owen Wilson add humor to this classic movie to begin the trilogy of films. Greg Focker meets Pam Barnes's parents in order to propose to her. The laughs roll the...

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I Didn't Know What to Think of This...

By supertroup
I wasn't sure what to think of this movie, it made me feel a little awkward for some reason. But hey, it's funny!...

Meet the Parents review

By Justacravat
Hilarious all the way through....

DeNiro owns!

By MongrolMan
This movie is hilarious, with a cast that can hold up too. Robert DeNiro is the typical protective dad, with a twist, and Stiller is just perfect for this role....

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Rated PG-13 | For sexual content, language and drug references
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Iffy for 13+ Star-driven comedy at times offensive and funny.
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