Baby Geniuses (1999)

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Critic Consensus: Flat direction and actors who look embarrassed to be onscreen make Baby Geniuses worse than the premise suggests.


Movie Info

All babies are born knowing the "secrets of the universe" and with the ability to speak with each other. What adults hear as baby-talk is actually sophisticated conversation. But when babies reach two years old and begin to speak our language in full sentences, they "cross over"-- forgetting their secret language and becoming "one of us." In BABY GENIUSES, Dr. Elena Kinder is an intelligent, scheming and wildly ambitious woman. She heads BABYCO, the world's largest corporation that manufactures … More

Rating: PG (for some rude behavior and dialogue)
Genre: Drama, Kids & Family, Comedy
Directed By: ,
Written By: Greg Michael, Bob Clark
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jul 27, 1999
Runtime:
TriStar Pictures

Cast


as ELena Kinder

as Lenny

as Margo

as Dickie

as Sly/Whit

as Sly/Whit

as Baby Dance Double

as Teddie

as Teddie

as Goon Ray

as Goon Bob

as Control Room Technic...

as 911 Lady

as Diaper Cart Nurse

as Baby Bunting

as Reporter

as Babyco Executive

as Babyco Executive

as Santa Claus

as Hypnotized Guard

as Hypnotized Guard

as Male Nurse

as Technician

as Cop on Hailer

as Headquarters Nurse

as Security Guard

as Diaper Truck Driver

as Sly/Whit

as Joey/Malcom

as Joey/Malcom
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Critic Reviews for Baby Geniuses

All Critics (44) | Top Critics (12)

A thoroughly misguided, unfunny film.

Full Review… | January 5, 2007
Variety
Top Critic

There are ticklish moments, but no real laughs.

Full Review… | January 5, 2007
L.A. Weekly
Top Critic

Baby Geniuses' ramshackle plot serves merely as a launching pad for nearly two hours of jokes revolving around the idea of babies who talk and behave like bad stand-up comedians.

Full Review… | January 5, 2007
AV Club
Top Critic

The hokey dialogue and witless physical gags keep everything painful and hectoring.

Full Review… | January 5, 2007
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

If the remainder of this century will bring a lamer film than Baby Geniuses, may I please be in Estonia when it comes.

Full Review… | July 21, 2005
Houston Chronicle
Top Critic

The movie is about as endearing as unanesthetized gum surgery.

Full Review… | March 19, 2002
Globe and Mail
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Baby Geniuses

½

Terrible! The worst of could be in the filmography of Bob Clark. A low point in Christopher Lloyd carrer.

Lucas Martins
Lucas Martins

Super Reviewer

½

Without a doubt, this is one of the worst movies to have ever been made. To see Bob Clark's sanity decline over the years has been tragic to say the least, but this really puts him in a irreparable spot. When you take into account that he started with Black Christmas, this is even worse. There is nothing more annoying and overdone than talking babies. This has that and a plot revolving around intelligent talking babies. There is nothing, nothing redeeming about this movie. You can't even bask in the terrible nature of it because it is so alienating and humiliating.

ythelastman89
Conner Rainwater

Super Reviewer

I think I am the person in the world who may like this more than anyone, because every single person I ask despises this film, but I look at all the good things that could have been changed to make it good! In the end I laughed a few times, but never hated it!

KJ Proulx
KJ Proulx

Super Reviewer

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