"...MEET THE PARENTS presents Mr. De Niro as any man's worst nightmare....A singular achievement."
New York Times
"...[The filmmakers] cast the perfect foils [Robert De Niro and Ben Stiller]....One can only say amen to the comedy gods for Stiller's desperate stab at saying grace..." -- 3 out of 4 stars
"...The casting is inspired, leading with [Stiller]....It goes down like a flute of Champagne, leaving an aftertaste of giggles..." -- Rating: B+
"...Painfully funny and funnily painful, MEET THE PARENTS is top drawer, grown-up comedy. A date movie with teeth..."
"...A well-executed mainstream comedy....[With] an acute, insightful commentary..."
Sight and Sound
"...De Niro gives his best comic performance to date....Owen Wilson is a merry standout..."
"...This buoyant, giddy comedy of catastrophe is the funniest film of the year so far....MEET THE PARENTS is finely cast and always outrageous..."Los Angeles Times
"...Ben Stiller has a good line in embarrassment and chagrin. His chiseled face looks so earnest, so willing to please, and turn incredulous as the world conspires against him..."