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  • Summary: The Bakers are back...BIG time! Only this time, they're going toe-to-toe against another clan in the ultimate inter-family battle. Bigger scale, more laughs, ramped-up action - and lots of heart - are the hallmarks of the Baker's new adventure. (20th Century Fox)
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  1. Positive: 2 out of 24
  2. Negative: 11 out of 24
  1. 75
    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."
  2. There's a discernible lack of enthusiasm from almost everyone involved, and Duff, who's gone from wholesome to haggard in two short years, is flat-out scary.
  3. Reviewed by: Kyle Smith
    50
    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.
  4. This is definitely a family trip to stay home and skip.
  5. Reviewed by: Ty Burr
    38
    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.
  6. Reviewed by: Laura Kern
    30
    This messy blend of silly slapstick and oversentimentality probably won't please children, teenagers or adults.
  7. What can you say about a film where Carmen Electra's performance is one of the high points?

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 35
  2. Negative: 21 out of 35
  1. Apr 9, 2011
    9
    I was shocked to find out this sequel was just as good as the first, it's just as funny and has a story that's just as enjoyable, and the characters new and old are as enjoyable as ever, a fantastic sequel. Expand
  2. Nov 7, 2010
    6
    an improvement over the first movie.
  3. Sep 26, 2013
    5
    A little better than the first movie, but not by much. In fact, I'm not even going to change it to a higher rating than I gave the first Dozen. Instead, I'll tell you that if you want to see one of these movies, watch the second one. Expand
  4. Nov 8, 2012
    3
    This sour sequel is just more of what we saw the first time around, and I didn't much care for that either.
  5. Jan 9, 2012
    1
    The first one was weak, nothing special, a bad movie... but this sequel just sucks a lot. It isn't funny, enjoyable or good. It's bad, very very bad. Cheaper by the dozen? It's cheaper looking at a wall, and it's better. Expand
  6. May 11, 2013
    0
    Totally? Omg? Whatever? Three words that spring to mind at the thought of this movie. The baker family has zero chemistry on screen and even Steve Martin appears dull as the doting father. Levy (who I agree is excellent in most roles) is simply wasted here. Twelve screaming, moody kids are supposed to carry this movie (along with murtagh's forgettable eight) youngster Sarah is the only saving grace while I still back Eugene Levy with his brave albeit lacking performance of Jimmy. This movie isn't worth the headache. Kudos to the actors/actresses who tried to make it worthwhile. Expand

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