Metascore
34

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 20 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 20
  2. Negative: 10 out of 20
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  1. BMH2 is a harmless, genial outing, a comedy that is amusing without ever rising to the level of funny. You sit through the film with a smile on your face, waiting for the laughs that never come.
  2. 60
    Mercifully free of excess mania, sexual innuendo and fart jokes, this sweet-natured comedy, ably directed by John Whitesell (Malibu's Most Wanted), has some nice bits of business.
  3. Reviewed by: R. Emmet Sweeney
    60
    Lawrence is an ingratiating performer, sarcastic and sentimental, and does inventive work with a swivel chair, a bathing suit, and steaming rocks. He's helped along by Emily Procter, who plays the overworked wife and should be freed from "CSI: Miami" as soon as possible.
  4. Reviewed by: Nicholas Fonseca
    58
    House 2 may never elicit more than mild chuckles, but when Momma teaches the Fullers a few lessons about family, it's heartfelt without being syrupy.
  5. Inconsequential sequel for the undemanding moviegoer.
  6. This could be the start of an awful new genre: Nannies Gone Wild.
  7. Reviewed by: Ty Burr
    50
    Completely unnecessary but painless, like dentistry performed by mimes.
  8. If state-of-the-art cross-gender fat suits and drunken Chihuahuas were the stuff of comic genius, Big Momma's House 2 still wouldn't be very funny.
  9. Reviewed by: Robert Abele
    40
    This isn't your father's cross-dressing. At the same time, the science of comedy attains a new level of appreciation, since hardly anything about this sluggish sequel to the 2000 box office hit comes close to being funny.
  10. Reviewed by: Staff (Not credited)
    40
    This is a sequel so bad that even Cedric the Entertainer and Anthony Anderson didn't return for it, let alone Terrence Howard and Paul Giamatti.
  11. Reviewed by: Ken Fox
    38
    Lawrence is a comedian with talent who rarely uses it for anything worthwhile, and here he makes a halfhearted, paycheck-collecting effort that's actually in perfect keeping with the rest of the movie's tired, recycled tone.
  12. If there is a casting agent in hell, ­Martin Lawrence and Tyler Perry will soon put on their fat suits as Big Momma and Madea Simmons and show up as a tag team in a big-screen ­Wrestlemania.
  13. Reviewed by: Jessica Letkemann
    38
    All told, however, this bland little movie fits right into it's late January slot. It's a little bawdy - the fat-lady thong bit was funnier in "Shallow Hall" - and it passes the time.
  14. Reviewed by: Brian Lowry
    30
    So episodic and flat it should be a letdown even to those amused by the original.
  15. 30
    This is funny mostly for its brazen disregard of common sense.
  16. 25
    There's something depressing about seeing the low-energy, family-friendly Lawrence sleepwalk through the film's sappy plot points.
  17. The result is an incredibly disorganized movie with a few funny scenes -- most of which are revealed in the commercials.
  18. Reviewed by: Kim Newman
    20
    Bottom-rung dreck.
  19. It's a shame to once again witness Martin Lawrence squander his considerable comic talents under a fat suit and fake breasts in this shoddy sequel.
  20. Reviewed by: Kyle Smith
    0
    If you experience any laughter while in the presence of this movie, it's a credit to your imagination. But if you can tickle yourself, why spend the $10.75?
User Score
5.3

Mixed or average reviews- based on 51 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 20
  2. Negative: 7 out of 20
  1. Apr 2, 2014
    6
    a...... Maritn Lawrence as a big fat woman is werid . i dont know what grade i am giving this
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  2. Dec 27, 2013
    4
    Big Mommas House 2 manages to be as smart and original as the first but fails although this sequel is more annoying, less original but it isBig Mommas House 2 manages to be as smart and original as the first but fails although this sequel is more annoying, less original but it is light hearted and sweet. The whole idea of the both movies is not perfect in any sense, just cheesy, hilarious and very touching. Full Review »
  3. Oct 7, 2013
    0
    The fact that people actually think this is good proves how pathetic their taste in movies is. Big Momma's House 2 is easily one of the worstThe fact that people actually think this is good proves how pathetic their taste in movies is. Big Momma's House 2 is easily one of the worst films of all time. Full Review »