Like "Home Alone," "Adventures in Babysitting" is a lightweight comic adventure, but it's effective in what it sets out to do . . . and that's entertain.
| Original Score: 7/10
The light tone, classical style, and Shue as Sandra Dee stand-in are more indicative of a cinematic mindset from approximately 25 years earlier.
| Original Score: B+
Seemed fun at the time, in '87, but dates badly. Still, kids might like it.
| Original Score: 3/5
A comedy classic unlikely to ever age
Surprisingly sprightly, entertaining, sweet-natured comedy.
| Original Score: 4/5
Surprisingly sweet and funny!
Aw, c'mon, who can't like a movie that has The Mighty Thor as a major component?
So much fun it might make babysitting a real career choice.
| Original Score: 5/5
A fluffy but extremely lovable teen fantasy that folks of a certain age will remember with great fondness.
"After Hours" - lite ... and it works!
| Original Score: 3.5/5
A sweet-natured, adolescent variation on the big-city black comedy After Hours.
This is really just innocent material with a tendency to flout basic guidelines and stray from the perimeters of believability.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
| Original Score: low +2 out of -4..+4
Easy-to-take effort that primarily benefits from a charming performance by Elisabeth Shue.