Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead Reviews

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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: D+
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Variety Staff
Variety
July 25, 2007
Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead starts with an enjoyable, if crude, black comedy situation promised by the title, but then it turns into an incredibly dumb teenage girl's fantasy of making it in the business world.
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Time Out
February 11, 2006
This is a sassy little comedy of wit and intelligence from the director of Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure.
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Vincent Canby
New York Times
May 20, 2003
Miss Applegate is charming when the screenplay allows her to slow down. Working against her is the director, Stephen Herek, who pushes every gag so hard and fast that he seems to be keeping up with a laugh track only he can hear.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
May 12, 2001
Blame the smash of Home Alone for the new herd of kids-on-the-loose movies. Let's hope none are dumber than this one.
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
Bummer.
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
Once the babysitter dies and her body is deposited anonymously on the steps of a funeral home, the movie is free to reveal its real purpose: This is a consumerist, escapist fantasy for teenage girls.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Hal Hinson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
Don't tell the studio, but its movie's dead. And as we used to say as kids -- rest in pieces.
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Entertainment Weekly
June 7, 1991
Full Review | Original Score: D+