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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 30
  2. Negative: 6 out of 30
  1. Equal parts fantasy and cautionary tale, a film that manages to be uplifting and off-putting simultaneously -- fortunately, more the former than the latter.
  2. Reviewed by: Ed Park
    60
    Solidifying his funnyman rep, Ashton Kutcher appears as oldest child Piper Perabo's model-actor boyfriend, a delightfully brainless narcissist.
  3. This is a movie that knows its audience and realizes it doesn't need much of a story to hit that audience, literally, where it lives.
  4. 50
    Much of the film feels like watching "Home Alone" and "Mr. Mom" on 12 different TVs at once.
  5. Reviewed by: Niall MacPherson
    40
    The film works best when it taps into the chaos generated by the kids, and there are a number of suitably anarchic Home Alone-style set-pieces.
  6. The same studio has aimed a remake at the same family market. Translation: The once-modest piece has been redesigned as a vehicle (a lumbering SUV) for Steve Martin, stripped of any vestigial charm, and then thrown into neutral, where its manic engine does nothing but roar loudly and pointlessly for the duration.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 38 out of 59
  2. Negative: 14 out of 59
  1. Apr 9, 2011
    9
    A fantastic movie that has humor and likable characters, a good movie for the whole family to enjoy, a truly enjoyable movie that I highly recommend watching. Expand
  2. Apr 2, 2012
    8
    A very easy lay back movie to watch. It is enjoyable and interesting to see all the different characters interact. There were some really funny moments that remain very funny until this day. Expand
  3. Apr 2, 2012
    8
    A wonderful movie all around. There were lots of funny parts and some were hysterical with lasting impressions. I even found some scenes like the dog scene classic. Very good film for mainly a bunch of kid characters. Collapse
  4. Nov 7, 2010
    5
    its half-good, and half-bad at the same time.
  5. Sep 26, 2013
    5
    Like most recent Steve Martin movies, sadly to say, this one isn't that good, and focuses on the aspects of family and lighthearted fun. The execution is poor and the script is weak, but the message is warm. Expand
  6. Jul 8, 2013
    5
    A very average family film that deals with the trials of living in a large family. I like Steve Martin and Bonnie Hunt and they do a good job here, but the script failed to capture me fully. Expand
  7. Nov 8, 2012
    3
    Its tediously boring. Martin doesn't let himself go manic the way he should when dealing with all the kids.

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