Box art for Cheaper By The Dozen 2

Cheaper By The Dozen 2

children & family, comedy

America's favorite movie family returns in CHEAPER BY THE DOZEN 2. Only this time, they're going toe-to-toe against another clan in the ultimate inter-family battle.

Rotten Tomatoes® scores

  • Critic Score
  • Audience Score

common sense

PAUSE for kids age 8
0 out of 5
Drinking, drugs, & smoking
0 out of 5
0 out of 5
Positive messages
0 out of 5
Sexy Stuff
3 out of 5
Violence & scariness
0 out of 5

Brain-numbing sequel to a bad 2003 movie. Beware.

what parents need to know

Parents need to know that the movie includes slapsticky roughhousing and stupid antics, including a clambake disrupted by fireworks and a tennis game disrupted by two young boys careening in a golf cart. Women (especially Carmen Electra) wear tight tops, with several shots focused on cleavage. There is homophobic humor and mild profanity. Parents aren't portrayed in the best light; fathers engage in obnoxious, childish competition.

what families can talk about

  • Families can talk about the exaggerated competitiveness between the two fathers. How do the dads lose sight of their kids' interests? How do their wives and children see getting along as more fun than winning contests? How does the movie celebrate individuality in contrast to conformity?

movie reviews from Rotten Tomatoes®

Top Critic Reviews

Rotten: There's a discernible lack of enthusiasm from almost everyone involved, and Duff, who's gone from wholesome to haggard in two short years, is flat-out scary.

- Andrea Gronvall, Chicago Reader, Tuesday, March 6, 2007

Rotten: All the characters get in fights but, SPOILER ALERT, everything ends with hugs, violins, good wishes and warm hearts.

- Bob Longino, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Wednesday, December 21, 2005

Rotten: If the creators seem lethally bored with their product, most viewers will find their patience tested, too.

- Connie Ogle, Miami Herald, Wednesday, December 21, 2005

Audience Reviews

1 star

I think the first one was better. This one looked just lame. And what happened to the first son's girlfriend? They looked so lovey dovey in the first movie. And what happened to Hilary? I mean she looked so old over here.

- 3niR, Wednesday, September 14, 2011

2 stars

Very different from the first film. The story is more complex and the humor is more cruder. Steve Martin again delivers a funny performance and so does Eugene Levy. Bonnie Hunt as Mrs. Baker is again funny and Carmen Electra needed some help but she was okay. There are like twenty kids in the flick and maybe only half of them were good actors. The ones that did well were Hilary Duff, Alison Stoner, and Taylor Lautner. Yes, Taylor "Sexy Abs" Lautner is in this. Though not as good as the first, it still delivers zany fun for the whole family! Cheaper by the Dozen 3 is in development right now. I hope its better.

- coollala0910, Tuesday, November 2, 2010

1 star


- bbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbb1, Saturday, July 24, 2010