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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. Compared with Martin's first "Dozen" and the recent mega-family movie "Yours, Mine and Ours," this sequel is Academy Award material.
  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. It's the snobs versus the slobs! And this holiday's no picnic!
  7. 25
    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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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 35
  2. Negative: 21 out of 35
  1. BobBob
    Jan 4, 2006
    10
    It was the best movie ever!
  2. 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 theI 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
  3. Nov 7, 2010
    6
    an improvement over the first movie.
  4. SidneyB.
    Dec 21, 2005
    1
    Poor Steve Martin! It's been years since he's been in a movie worthy of his enourmous talent.
  5. ChristopherP.
    Nov 14, 2006
    1
    You know what you can expect when you see a film titled "Cheaper By The Dozen 2." Lighthearted fun, breezy moments with a few chuckles. That You know what you can expect when you see a film titled "Cheaper By The Dozen 2." Lighthearted fun, breezy moments with a few chuckles. That is the highest expectations, and anyone who expects more needs to have seen more. The first "Cheaper By The Dozen," well, actually not the first but the first remake, was surprisingly delightful. Sure, it was a crockpot of mush and oversentiment but it fit the bill for its target audience. Here, the entire cast is back and the only feasible explanation one can give to that is a contract that would have forced them to produce a sequel if the first "Dozen" was a success, which it was. "Cheaper By The Dozen 2" is a laughless affair, and even worse than no laughs are all the desperate gags Steve Martin and Eugene Levy attempt to do. Hilary Duff continues stuck in family-fare fluff, and such quips such as "you are so butch" and "I totally know how you feel" makes me long for her to either sign onto a film where she actually can expand her artistic merit, or leave acting altogether. Piper Perabo, a talented young actress when she's given a task, has nothing better to do than complain to her anal-retantive dad, Martin, and deliver her baby. Carmen Electra is Levy's third wife, and Electra got the most credit for getting down the role of an airheaded, bimboish mom right. That's how desperate some critics were to give any form of credit to the movie. Bottom line is "Cheaper 2" is lame and incredibly boring. The only good aspect is its scenery. Expand
  6. GG
    Dec 23, 2005
    0
    Made a mockery of a movie going experience.
  7. RobB.
    May 24, 2006
    0
    I agree with the sentiment about Steve Martin. What happened??? He went from being the funniest person on the planet (see early SNL) to I agree with the sentiment about Steve Martin. What happened??? He went from being the funniest person on the planet (see early SNL) to possibly the dullest individual in the entertainment industry. Expand

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