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Mom and Dad Save the World (1992)



Average Rating: 3.3/10
Critic Reviews: 7
Fresh: 0 | Rotten: 7

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Just after the evil Emperor Spengo (Jon Lovitz) imprisons King Raff (Eric Idle), he spots a California housewife (Teri Garr) through his telescope. He decides to beam her up along with her husband (Jeffrey Jones), but isn't prepared to deal with the results when both become interplanetary freedom fighters. ~ John Bush, Rovi

Aug 30, 2005

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Mom and Dad Save the World, which was directed by Greg Beeman and has the straggly feel of an extended Saturday Night Live skit, boasts unusually inspired production design.

July 25, 2014 Full Review Source: Philadelphia Inquirer
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Mom and Dad Save the World is an insult to the idea of children's entertainment.

July 25, 2014 Full Review Source: Seattle Times
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Here's a novel idea: A kids' movie with parents as heroes. That twist is the most -- some might say only -- refreshing element in Mom and Dad Save the World.

July 25, 2014 Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune
Chicago Tribune
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Yet another overwrought but uninspired fantasy in which all the wit is in the amusingly stylized sets and costumes rather than the script.

July 25, 2014 Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times
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Little kids will find some infantile laughs in Mom and Dad Save the World, but adults will be looking at their watches during this silly sci-fi comedy.

March 26, 2009 Full Review Source: Variety
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One of those comedies that might sound like a zany hoot when pitched to a movie studio but that in execution emerges virtually laugh-free.

May 20, 2003 Full Review Source: New York Times
New York Times
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The zany, campy, creature-filled fantasy Mom and Dad Save the World makes for unexpected family fun at the movies.

July 25, 2014 Full Review Source: South Florida Sun-Sentinel
South Florida Sun-Sentinel

Director Greg Beeman can't disguise the lamentable script which, despite the best efforts of a likeable and willing cast, falls flat.

July 25, 2014 Full Review Source: Radio Times
Radio Times

It's not too much more interesting than a blank screen.

July 25, 2014 Full Review Source: People Magazine
People Magazine

Mom and Dad Save the World is too calculating and self-serving by far, striving with a manic intensity for its own cult status. Lost on the filmmakers, unfortunately, is the fact that cult movies always possess a dark, disturbing subtext.

July 25, 2014 Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide
TV Guide's Movie Guide

Director Greg Beeman fashions a toothless feature, though one with an undeniable pace and, well, Kathy Ireland in tiny outfits.

July 26, 2012 Full Review Source:

Rarely clever misfire comedy with Garr and Jones.

June 29, 2005

The weirdness is kind of charming; everything else pretty much stinks.

July 31, 2002

A spoof of science-fiction films that is more bizarre than funny.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Deseret News, Salt Lake City
Deseret News, Salt Lake City

Too many canine-faced munchkins and Lovitz-Garr shenanigans do not a comedy make, folks.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Austin Chronicle
Austin Chronicle

Audience Reviews for Mom and Dad Save the World

Stupid and bad, Mom and Dad Save the World it's a forgettable Sci-Fi film. Rotten.
May 27, 2011
Lucas Martins

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I used to watch this on HBO as a kid and it never got old.
February 27, 2009

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One good gag in the whole movie.
May 21, 2007

Super Reviewer

Just so campy and so funny! I know it looks bad but you should give it a try.
November 1, 2006
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