• R, 1 hr. 49 min.
  • Drama
  • Directed By:
    Louis Malle
    In Theaters:
    Apr 5, 1978 Wide
    On DVD:
    Nov 18, 2003
  • Paramount Pictures

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Pretty Baby Reviews

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Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com

This visually evocative tale of a child prostitue, Louis Malle's first American film, is not as strong as his next (Atlantic City), but Susan Sarandon and Brooke Shields are splendid.

Full Review Source: EmanuelLevy.Com | Original Score: B-

July 12, 2012
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

An inert and boring morality tale that should please neither sensationalists nor puritans.

Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews | Original Score: C

November 1, 2007
Dan Fienberg
Zap2it.com

While it oozes with atmosphere and Sarandon is superb, the story never comes together and Malle's treatment of Shields is kinda creepy.

| Original Score: 2/5

September 8, 2005
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall

powerfully disturbing

| Original Score: 4/5

April 29, 2005
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher

It was shocking in its day, perhaps... but today... [it] can't hope to be as provocative...

Full Review Source: Flick Filosopher

August 8, 2004
Lori Hoffman
Atlantic City Weekly

Sexy Sarandon in an early role as the whore mom of child prostitute Brook Shields.

| Original Score: 3/5

January 31, 2004
Christopher Null
Filmcritic.com

worthy of strong consideration

Full Review Source: Filmcritic.com | Original Score: 3.5/5

November 14, 2003
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

It was once shocking and dull. Now it's just dull.

| Original Score: 2/5

November 5, 2003
Frank Wilkins
ReelTalk Movie Reviews

Susan Sarandon, as Hattie, is seamless and flawless, not to mention at her shapliest best.

Full Review Source: ReelTalk Movie Reviews

July 5, 2003
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com

| Original Score: 5/5

November 20, 2007
Jake Euker
F5 (Wichita, KS)

| Original Score: 3/5

July 1, 2005
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com

| Original Score: 4/5

June 12, 2005
Andy Klein
Los Angeles CityBeat

| Original Score: 4/5

April 7, 2005
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal

| Original Score: 3/5

August 22, 2003
Oz
eFilmCritic.com

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

November 19, 2002

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Derek Adams
Time Out
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June 24, 2006
Jeffrey M. Anderson
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September 18, 2005

Film4
May 24, 2003
Vincent Canby
New York Times
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May 20, 2003
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