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3.5

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 69 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 69
  2. Negative: 38 out of 69

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  1. 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 onlyTotally? 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
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
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34

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 24 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 24
  2. Negative: 11 out of 24
  1. Reviewed by: Laura Kern
    30
    This messy blend of silly slapstick and oversentimentality probably won't please children, teenagers or adults.
  2. A family comedy that is actually involving, even believable, and manages to be pretty funny too.
  3. A textbook example of how not to mess with success, Cheaper by the Dozen 2 is every bit as forced, synthetic, banal and mawkish as the first edition.