• R, 1 hr. 30 min.
  • Drama, Comedy
  • Directed By:
    David Ross
    In Theaters:
    May 9, 2008 Wide
    On DVD:
    Sep 16, 2008
  • Peace Arch Entertainment

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The Babysitters Reviews

Stephen Garrett
Time Out
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Full Review Source: Time Out | Original Score: 3/5

November 16, 2011
Ann Hornaday
Washington Post
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It's bad enough that writer-director David Ross indulges in the very perverse kind of Lolita-tinged titillation the film pretends to lament, but then he ties everything up with an oh-well shrug.

Full Review Source: Washington Post

May 16, 2008
Stephen Holden
New York Times
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Until it crosses a shadowy line dividing serious comedy from distasteful exploitation, The Babysitters has the makings of an incisive satire of greed and lust in suburbia.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 2.5/5

May 9, 2008
Susan Walker
Toronto Star
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The script has a stale air, like something that was doing the rounds for a long time before David Ross found backers to make a film out of it.

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

May 9, 2008
Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
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Although the film is pitched as dark comedy, there's nothing very funny about the sexualization of teenagers.

Full Review Source: Newark Star-Ledger | Original Score: 2/4

May 9, 2008
Kyle Smith
New York Post
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I'd call it a depressing soft-core porn flick, but that overstates its titillation factor. Mainly it's just icky.

Full Review Source: New York Post | Original Score: 1/4

May 9, 2008
Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News
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It reads like a Cinemax special event, and as good as Leguizamo and Waterston (daughter of Sam) are, the skeevy, fantasy-fulfillment plot that drives David Ross' movie is uncomfortably risky business.

Full Review Source: New York Daily News | Original Score: 2/4

May 9, 2008
Mark Olsen
Los Angeles Times
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The film remains engaging in no small part because of the beguiling and enigmatic performance of [Katherine] Waterston, daughter of Law & Order star Sam Waterston.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 3/5

May 9, 2008
Kamal Al-Solaylee
Globe and Mail
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Despite the racy content and the alarmist 18A classification, The Babysitters is a remarkably restrained and decent film. It's polished, smoothly edited and shot with simple elegance.

Full Review Source: Globe and Mail | Original Score: 3/4

May 9, 2008
Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
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The premise is out of '70s porn, and so is the overbroad satire and almost total lack of conviction.

Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: D+

May 7, 2008
Ed Gonzalez
Village Voice
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Woefully reductive and painful.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

May 7, 2008
Rex Reed
New York Observer
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Like television's Six Feet Under and the recent film Juno, it's the perfect antidote to the dopey, butter-cream-frosted teen flicks of John Hughes -- Pretty in Pink with poison sauce.

Full Review Source: New York Observer

May 7, 2008
Alissa Simon
Variety
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Ultimately fails to deliver on the audacity of its premise.

Full Review Source: Variety

September 17, 2007
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