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  • Summary: Now that Greg Focker (Stiller) is "in" with his soon-to-be in-laws, Jack (De Niro) and Dina (Danner) Byrnes, it looks like smooth sailing for him and his fiancée, Pam (Polo). But that's before Pam's parents meet Greg's parents, Bernie and Roz Focker (Hoffman and Streisand). The hyper-relaxed Fockers and the tightly-wound Byrneses are woefully mismatched from the start, and no matter how hard Greg and Pam try, there is just no bringing their families together-which all adds up to a disastrously funny time of "getting to know you." (Universal) Expand
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  1. Positive: 4 out of 34
  2. Negative: 6 out of 34
  1. One of those relatively rare comedies that's at once puerile, charming and very funny throughout.
  2. 60
    For a Ben Stiller rom-com, there's remarkably little pain and humiliation. Which, for the most part, is not a good thing.
  3. Remember Pam? Lost in the Himalayas of big egos and overacting, she's the invisible character here. If they create a special Oscar for the most thankless part in an ensemble comedy, Teri Polo is a shoe-in.
  4. Feels jammed into a sitcom-shaped bid for laughs.
  5. 42
    How the mighty (De Niro and Hoffman) have fallen? More like how the mighty have pile-driven themselves into the solid mass of rock at the core of the Earth. . . .
  6. The abundance of talent gathered for Meet the Fockers is sadly shortchanged by the unimaginative script and directorial laissez faire. It’s more like the audience has been snookered rather than Fockered.
  7. Don't even rent the DVD, it'll only encourage them.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 41 out of 78
  2. Negative: 24 out of 78
  1. Dec 12, 2013
    8
    While it does contain strong hints to it's predecessor, Meet The Fockers gets plenty of fresh humor from the addition of Hoffman and Streisand, and the content is delivered perfectly by a great cast. Expand
  2. Nov 26, 2011
    8
    I think the addition of Hoffman and Streisand did wonders for the cast. It was a solid film overall and was well worth watching. A good sequel to what is becoming a good franchise. Expand
  3. Feb 9, 2013
    7
    Liked it as much as I did the origial. The addition of Hoffman and Streisand definently added new life to the film. I am really suprised that critics and users didn't like it more. It' a good comedy. Expand
  4. Apr 23, 2014
    4
    In Meet the Parents the hapless Focker (Stiller) met his fiancées parents and, while it was far from perfect, it certainly provided enough laughs to make for a worthwhile watch. This sequel, which now see's Fockers hippy parents join in on the act, is a pale imitation however despite the all the acting talent on show. There are a couple of humorous scenes but most jokes, for me at least, just fell flat meaning I was bored well before the final credits of what is a fairly lazy sequel. Expand
  5. Aug 27, 2014
    4
    An unfortunate and obvious follow-up to Meet the Parents. The addition of Hoffman and Streisand is wonderful; however, not nearly enough to save this franchise. Expand
  6. VanB.
    Mar 20, 2006
    3
    If you never tire of all of the sex and bathroom humor spewing forth every night on TV sitcoms, then this is the movie for you. This movie abandons the original and creative comedy of "Meet the Parents", in favor of the same old "potty" humor we see everywhere else. About the only cheap comedy gag they didn't use was dressing men in women's clothing, but I'm sure if they would have thought of it, we'd have seen DeNiro in drag. Collapse
  7. TonyB.
    Jan 3, 2006
    0
    Devoid of any real humor and without any class, this is, except for the luminous and wasted Blythe Danner, a truly dreadful film.

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