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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: 42 out of 78
  2. Negative: 24 out of 78
  1. Dec 12, 2013
    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
    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
    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. Jan 16, 2012
    Eh it was ok. It didnt dwell on the first film too much but it didnt do enough to really set itself apart either. The cast is good but the story is too generic and features a lot of generic jokes. Its funny though and worth the watch, Just dont expect to be amazed by it. Expand
  5. Mar 15, 2013
    I was actually a little disappointed. It didn't live up to the originals standards at all. The performances were great but it didn't have a lot of funny parts which is surprising since the first one was hilarious. The third one saved it big time. Expand
  6. Oct 4, 2011
    Everything has changed. "Meet the Fockers", unlike its prequel, contains too much of the Hollywood spirit with the obvious-OBVIOUS family-romance-comedy-whatever formula we all watch. Expand
  7. Jan 2, 2012
    A wasted cast is amongst a very lazy, laid back movie that you can tell the writers didn't care about because it wasn't that funny and a bit too raunchy even though it was kind of funny you couldn't find a soul to this film anywhere. I give this movie 20%. Expand

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