Excerpt: "Greg Focker (Ben Stiller) has finally begun to earn the respect of his ex-CIA father-in-law Jack Byrnes (Robert De Niro) but one important test still lies ahead: will Greg prove that he has what it takes to be the family's next "Godfocker" ... or will the circle of trust be broken for good?
Excerpt: Using familiar characters and jokes is both the biggest strength and the biggest weakness of "Little Fockers." It's fun to see the characters you know and love again, but they don't bring a lot new to the table.
Excerpt: It has taken 10 years, two little Fockers with wife Pam and countless hurdles for Greg to finally get "in" with his tightly wound father-in-law, Jack. After the cash-strapped dad takes a job moonlighting for a drug company, however, Jack's suspicions about his favorite male nurse come roaring back.
Excerpt: Little Fockers has a legacy deeply rooted in modern TV sitcoms. There’s the mistaken gay couple act, in this case Greg (Ben Stiller) and Jack (Robert De Niro) visiting a potential school for Greg’s twins. As the school head approaches them, she believes they’re a gay couple. Hardy har har. We have the ball pit brawl, where tensions are strained to the point that adults uproariously enter into a play yard to settle their differences. There’s even a slide!
Excerpt: The Film Here comes the apocalypse. It's called Little Fockers . The third (and hopefully last) entry into the franchise completely milks what was a decent premise, at best. Then in one fell swoop, it manages to destroy the legacies of multiple respectable actors in its wake. Ben Stiller, Robert De Niro, Blythe Danner, Teri Polo, Dustin Hoffman, Barbra Streisand and Owen Wilson all return for yet another payday. However, that's not all.
Conclusion: 'Little Fockers' isn't even remotely funny. Seldom does a comedy make me as sad and depressed as this one did. This is a sorry excuse for a movie. The audio and video are about average for this kind of "comedic" fare. With a handful of throw-away special features, you can count this as one of those movies that you should avoid.
Excerpt: When 2000's sharp and slapsticky Meet the Parents was followed up with 2004's excruciating Meet the Fockers , it was disappointing to see something so promising destroyed with cheap gags and lazy writing. With Little Fockers , though, a threequel nobody asked for and that the actors seem mortified to be part of, it's just getting pathetic.
Excerpt: There's a bit of medical anal play tucked snugly into the first five minutes of the sequel, "Little Fockers." No greetings and salutations, just, boom, right into the butt to give the fanbase exactly what they want. Skillful writing, sharp comedic performance, and endearing domestic reflection are tossed aside here, permitting the picture a wide berth to engage the autopilot function and make these millionaires even richer. Who needs a challenge at this point?
Excerpt: It’s helpful to remember that Meet The Parents was a sound idea for a comedy, turning the common anxiety of meeting future in-laws into a reasonably entertaining, relatable mix of cringe-humor and slapstick. The sequel, Meet The Fockers , strained the concept to a thin broth, but at least introduced another set of in-laws. Now that everyone has met, Little Fockers , the abysmal second sequel, literally has nowhere to go but up some poor guy’s ass.