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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. Something of a shambles -- a shambles about a shambles -- but bound for big success and deservedly so.
  3. Reviewed by: Claudia Puig
    50
    Makes one long for Martin's edgy work in films such as "The Spanish Prisoner."
  4. 50
    Much of the film feels like watching "Home Alone" and "Mr. Mom" on 12 different TVs at once.
  5. Reviewed by: Robert Koehler
    40
    Unfortunately knows no tone between schmaltzy/gooey and slapstick/gross-out. Pic is as far from the original pic and its autobiographical memoir source as it can be while retaining the same title.
  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: 39 out of 61
  2. Negative: 14 out of 61
  1. RyanB.
    Dec 29, 2003
    10
    CRITICS SUCK, they don't know comedy, this movie was hilarious.
  2. CheyenneS.
    Apr 2, 2006
    10
    I think cheaper by the dozen is the best movie ever i love jacob smith and tom welling i think they were costed perfcetly.
  3. FeliciaP.
    Jun 18, 2006
    10
    This movie was amazing! All the actors and actresses did an outstanding job. Jake Smith did one of the best jobs along with Alyson Stoner. This movie was amazing! All the actors and actresses did an outstanding job. Jake Smith did one of the best jobs along with Alyson Stoner. Great job everyone. Expand
  4. Mar 21, 2012
    7
    I loved this movie as a child, I recently watched this on a movie channel and still held up pretty well, Steve Martian shows he still has it,I loved this movie as a child, I recently watched this on a movie channel and still held up pretty well, Steve Martian shows he still has it, plot was great the script was so-so and ashton kutchers character was kinda annoying despite being bitten in the crotch by the family dog.If your looking for a funny light hearted movie to watch with the family, you've found it. Expand
  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. TheLike 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. Nov 7, 2010
    5
    its half-good, and half-bad at the same time.
  7. RobertB.
    Jul 24, 2004
    0
    Steve martin is not funny. He does the same thing every time! i hate that bit when he hangs on the chandelier and when the kids attack Ashton Steve martin is not funny. He does the same thing every time! i hate that bit when he hangs on the chandelier and when the kids attack Ashton Kutcher (who is actually as good as he is in that 70's show). Piper Perabo is the only bright spot. she is so underrated. all the kids were annoying and will not have careers. Expand

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