'Little Fockers': What Are the Critics Saying?

Cary Fagan

fokkersBen Stiller and Robert De Niro are back as Greg Focker and his paranoid father-in-law Jack Byrnes in Little Fockers. Here's a summary of the plot of the latest of the threequel, due in theaters today:

Flash-forward 10 years. Greg and Pam Focker now have 5-year-old-twins, Henry and Samantha. When the couple's entire clan descend for the kids' birthday party, Jack's suspicions that the male nurse isn't fit to be his daughter's husband return and the Father-in-Law From Hell falls back into his old habits: spying and meddling. Jack wants to ensure that Greg is fully capable as the man of the house ... that his daughter's husband is fact ready to be the clan's "godfokker"

So what are the critics saying?

It's not good.

The New York Daily News awarded the film 2-1/2 stars out of 5 and weighs in with this:

Fortunately, the sheer amount of talent involved makes for a cheerfully forgettable experience, rather than a memorably miserable one.

EOnline was similarly unimpressed and graded the flick a B-:

The personalities are exuberant, the situations humorous, the slapstick worth a chuckle or two. But while the jokes may be fresh, the plot is 100 percent stale.

Movieline also gave the movie a tepid score ... 4-1/2 out of 10 stars.

And to sum it up?

From The Hollywood Reporter:

Little Fockers is focking dismal.

What the fock?

I haven't seen the movie yet but was not exactly enthralled by the silly trailer, so the less than lackluster reviews aren't exactly shocking to me. The highlighted gag on the preview? Jack's overdose of an erectile dysfunction drug. Zzzzzzz for anyone other than a 14-year-old boy.

Are you planning to see Little Fockers?

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