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A disappointing end to the Focker saga.
on June 1, 2015
As erstwhile fans of the first two movies, we just had to get this to complete the set. Although it doesn't have the laugh out loud or the truly cringe-worthy qualities that defined the earlier films, it does still contain plenty of humour and rolls along at an enjoyable pace. It is, however, very bitty, clumsy and contrived and is also, perhaps, miss-titled as the children really do not play a great part in the proceedings. Robert De Nero is, of course, brilliant and Ben Stiller is, well, Ben Stiller, but with Hoffman and Streisand relegated to cameo roles and the Jessica Alba & Harvey Keitel characters not fitting in at all, it is a rather unsatisfying conclusion to the Focker story. It could have easily been so much better.