• PG-13, 1 hr. 39 min.
  • Comedy
  • Directed By:
    Michael McCullers
    In Theaters:
    Apr 25, 2008 Wide
    On DVD:
    Sep 9, 2008
  • Universal Pictures


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Baby Mama Reviews

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Mike Edwards
What Culture

This is one of those terrible terrible creations that just leaves me feeling a little uneasy about the way the film industry works.

Full Review Source: What Culture | Original Score: 2/5

April 8, 2011
James Berardinelli
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There's nothing terribly wrong with Baby Mama but it's probably better suited for viewing on television, where many of the participants cut their teeth. This is small screen stuff masquerading as something bigger.

Full Review Source: ReelViews | Original Score: 2.5/4

April 24, 2008

Things get soft where they should be sharp and cozy instead of crazy.

Full Review Source: MSNBC

April 23, 2008
Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
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Every moment of this project feels beat-driven, focus-grouped and designed to package Fey as a viable movie star with great pins (as one character takes pains to note) to go with the breasts (ditto). This isn't writing, it's advertising.

Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune | Original Score: 2/4

April 24, 2008
Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
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It's clumsy, not cute, an amateur show that's eager to amuse by any means.

Full Review Source: Wall Street Journal

April 25, 2008
Anton Bitel
Eye for Film

While certainly amiable enough, Michael McCullers' directorial debut is, like the gestation that it portrays, somewhat sloppily conceived and capable of delivering no more than what is expected.

Full Review Source: Eye for Film

July 22, 2008
Nick Schager
Slant Magazine

That the film also features SNL's Amy Poehler makes the proceedings' crushing mediocrity that much more frustrating.

Full Review Source: Slant Magazine | Original Score: 1.5/4

April 20, 2008
Victoria Alexander

I'm a huge Tina Fey fan, but Amy Poehler is sadly miscast.

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April 24, 2008
Bob Grimm
Reno News and Review

A waste of talent.

Full Review Source: Reno News and Review | Original Score: 2/5

May 15, 2008
Philippa Hawker
The Age (Australia)

An under-achieving, lightweight movie that settles for a few competent gags and doesn't bother to take risks.

Full Review Source: The Age (Australia) | Original Score: 2/4

August 29, 2008
Jeff Otto

For such a talented cast Baby Mama unfortunately misses the mark.

Full Review Source: ReelzChannel.com | Original Score: 6/10

April 23, 2008
Austin Kennedy
Sin Magazine

It's no different than watching a third-rate sitcom on a Tuesday night.

Full Review Source: Sin Magazine | Original Score: 2/4

June 8, 2008
Bill Gibron

a whiny, juvenile mess

Full Review Source: Filmcritic.com | Original Score: 1/5

April 24, 2008
Michael Dance
The Cinema Source

On one level, it's unfair to penalize a pretty decent movie for not being a great movie, but then again, Fey has proved time and time again that she can do better than this.

Full Review Source: The Cinema Source | Original Score: C+

June 3, 2008
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

Unrolls like a perfect storm of focus-grouped situations and joke-writing by committee.

Full Review Source: Antagony & Ecstasy | Original Score: 5/10

April 28, 2008
Frederica Mathewes-Green
Christianity Today

I've sat through enough laugh-less comedies to be grateful when a movie entertains me, even temporarily%u2014but no one's going to call this film a classic.

Full Review Source: Christianity Today | Original Score: 2/4

April 25, 2008
Peter Howell
Toronto Star
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Baby Mama offers ample evidence that Fey and Poehler are more than ready for prime-time screen gigs. Let's hope they team again for a comedy that delivers all that it promises.

Full Review Source: Toronto Star | Original Score: 2.5/4

April 25, 2008
Christy Lemire
Associated Press
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Mommy culture, with its capacity for smugness and solipsism, seems like a ripe topic for parody, but Baby Mama approaches it with kid gloves.

April 23, 2008
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

Baby Mama quickly and lazily adopts all the annoying attributes of the usual fare.

Full Review Source: Combustible Celluloid | Original Score: 2.5/4

September 4, 2008
David Cornelius

Fey and Poehler, you're better than this material, and you know it.

Full Review Source: eFilmCritic.com | Original Score: 2/5

May 12, 2008
February 27, 2009
Bob Mondello
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October 18, 2008
Alicia Potter
Boston Phoenix
April 23, 2009

Irish Times

October 18, 2008

St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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October 18, 2008

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July 14, 2011
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