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75
What I liked the most about the second "Dozen," was another performance, the one by Alyson Stoner as their daughter Sarah. As a girl poised on the first scary steps of adolescence, she finds the kind of vulnerability and shy hope that Reese Witherspoon projected in "The Man in the Moon."
70
A family comedy that is actually involving, even believable, and manages to be pretty funny too.
50
Give Dozen a slight edge to the mournful "Yours, Mine & Ours" as a holiday season bottom-feeder, because Martin and Levy are better at slapstick than Dennis Quaid.
50
New York Post
The point isn't really to make you laugh. The film is supposed to make people feel good about their families, and it does a fine job of it.
40
A textbook example of how not to mess with success, Cheaper by the Dozen 2 is every bit as forced, synthetic, banal and mawkish as the first edition.
40
Variety
Bland, canned but studiously professional sequel retains most of the principals from Fox's family-friendly 2003 hit, including the ever-reliable Steve Martin and Bonnie Hunt.
38
Ironically, one of the film's best-developed characters is a mouse: The four-legged "Chizzler" actually has a legitimate story arc with a genuine payoff.
30
This messy blend of silly slapstick and oversentimentality probably won't please children, teenagers or adults.
25
New York Daily News
A cheerless sequel to an uninspired remake, Cheaper by the Dozen 2 is, at best, well timed to serve as a backup baby-sitter during the hectic days of winter break.
25
Baltimore Sun
What can you say about a film where Carmen Electra's performance is one of the high points?

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