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December 22, 2010 by · 1 Comment 

The main problem with the latest Fockers sequel is that it just isn’t as funny as its two predecessors, Meet the Fockers and Meet the Parents, most critics agree. Claudia Puig in USA Today remarks, “It takes too long for the story to take off and even longer for the comedy to kick in.” Ty Burr in the Boston Globe says that even when it does, “the jokes get halfway there and wimp out with a crude little splat.” Manohla Dargis in the New York Times figures that “all the good jokes were used up in the first two Fockers movies,” leaving the new film with “a lack of wit and surplus of lazy scenes.” Chris Vognar in the Dallas Morning News concludes that the movie “packs in all the cynicism and laziness of a tired franchise’s third chapter.” Kyle Smith in the New York Post delivers the deepest cut: “Little Fockers may not be the worst, most vulgar, most pathetic and least funny picture of the year,” he writes, “but it’s a strong contender for second place behind the picture Brett Favre allegedly sent over his cellphone.”