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Metascore

Based on 33 critic reviews provided by Metacritic.com
90
A flat-out hilarious mainstream comedy.
90
Los Angeles Times
This buoyant, giddy comedy of catastrophe is the funniest film of the year so far, possibly the most amusing mainstream live-action comedy since "There's Something About Mary."
80
Salon.com
De Niro's performance works because it isn't exactly likable -- he's totally at ease with his own jokes, but he's not out to make us feel relaxed.
75
Chicago Tribune
These two actors have a kind of genius for dark comedy: Stiller for suffering through crises and De Niro for creating them.
75
Part sitcom, part comedy of manners - but it lacks the courage to deal honestly with class and ethnicity.
75
Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Stiller is enjoyably long-suffering, and De Niro convinces us that Attila the Hun would make a preferable father-in-law.
70
This is a high-concept comedy, and none of the jokes are forced, which makes Meet the Parents a singular achievement.
70
While this movie is no great advance in cinema comedy, it is rewardingly silly.
70
L.A. Weekly
While Stiller and De Niro can play hilariously off one another, the film -- despite its happy ending -- feels unresolved.
67
Austin Chronicle
Ultimately passable movie entertainment, but like most future in-laws leaves a feeling of something still desired.

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