Cheaper by the Dozen
Cheaper by the Dozen (2003)

In modern America, where the average family has 1.87 children, Tom Baker and wife Kate have decided that life is better--if not cheaper--by the dozen. The Bakers live in a small Illinois town where Tom coaches the local college football… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: December 25, 2003
DVD Release Date: April 6, 2004
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Critic Score: 24% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: In this family of twelve children, much chaos ensues, but little hilarity.

Time Out

Levy directs what amounts to an almost plotless - and entirely pointless - slice of controlled chaos as if it were an expensive pilot for a TV sitcom.

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Ann Hornaday
Washington Post

Martin and Hunt give the production a mellow warmth. And Levy has cast an appealingly diverse bunch of kids to play the young Bakers.

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

Remake bears no resemblance to the 1950 original.

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Ruthe Stein
San Francisco Chronicle

It's not just a feel-good holiday movie, though audiences, especially youngsters, will certainly walk out of it feeling good.

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Claudia Puig
USA Today

So calculatedly cast with popular kid stars that it seems a focus group was guiding all the choices.

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Urban Cinefile

What a lovely surprise: beyond the gloss of this formulaic Hollywood comedy about the importance of family, lies a heart-felt and hilarious treasure chest filled with home truths.

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Desson Thomson
Washington Post

This is a movie that knows its audience and realizes it doesn't need much of a story to hit that audience, literally, where it lives.

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Geoff Pevere
Toronto Star

We are not only asked to find the barbarian Baker brood a model of familial loyalty and unconditional devotion, we're also asked to regard with contempt everyone else who does not share the Bakers' unbridled consumerist anarchy.

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Xan Brooks

The children (including creepy Hilary Duff) are 12 shades of dreadful.

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Flixster Audience Score: 56% Flixster User Reviews
Dead Angel
It looks so fun to have a huge family! It was predictable but not bad. Hilary looked good as usual.
Film Crazy
Yes okay a simplistic and enjoyable movie that is vaguely amusing. No idea why anyone on earth would want that amount of children but okay.
Jim Careter
Kind of stupid.
Bentley Lyles
Good family entertainment! Steve Martin is funny as always and the kids are good too. The story is good and believable and the jokes are quite funny. Yes, it… More
Bethany Murphy
Feel good film. A definite comedy classic that will have you laughing your pants off.
Richard C