Adventures in Babysitting Reviews

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
By the end of the film, I'd had a couple of real laughs and a few interesting moments, but that was about all.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Christian Toto
Washington Times
August 16, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
Brian Mckay
March 19, 2003
Fun for kids, maybe. Sheer drudgery for anyone beyond a Jr. High School reading comprehension level.
| Original Score: 2/5
Brian J. Arthurs
Beach Reporter (Southern California)
October 4, 2002
| Original Score: 2/5
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
September 13, 2012
Easy-to-take effort that primarily benefits from a charming performance by Elisabeth Shue.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Time Out
June 24, 2006
Chris sets off on a rescue mission, and ends up running the gauntlet of big city perils in a belaboured spinning-out of a weak storyline.
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
April 3, 2003
Surprisingly sweet and funny!
| Original Score: 4/5
Scott Weinberg
July 26, 2002
"After Hours" - lite ... and it works!
| Original Score: 3.5/5
Clint Morris
Film Threat
May 6, 2005
A comedy classic unlikely to ever age
| Original Score: 3/5
Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium
August 13, 2002
A fluffy but extremely lovable teen fantasy that folks of a certain age will remember with great fondness.
| Original Score: 3/5
Mark R. Leeper
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: low +2 out of -4..+4
Rebecca Murray
October 10, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
April 4, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5
James Plath
Movie Metropolis
August 6, 2012
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Mark Pfeiffer
Reel Times: Reflections on Cinema
August 8, 2011
The light tone, classical style, and Shue as Sandra Dee stand-in are more indicative of a cinematic mindset from approximately 25 years earlier.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
David Keyes
January 1, 2000
This is really just innocent material with a tendency to flout basic guidelines and stray from the perimeters of believability.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Steve Crum
March 2, 2008
Seemed fun at the time, in '87, but dates badly. Still, kids might like it.
| Original Score: 3/5
Luanne Brown
Chico Enterprise-Record
August 25, 2002
So much fun it might make babysitting a real career choice.
| Original Score: 5/5
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
August 24, 2003
Surprisingly sprightly, entertaining, sweet-natured comedy.
| Original Score: 4/5
David Poland
Hot Button
July 26, 2002
| Original Score: 4/5
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
May 20, 2003
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