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She's Having a Baby Reviews

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Juan Carlos Coto
South Florida Sun-Sentinel
June 4, 2014
As for Bacon and McGovern, it`s sad to see these usually energetic performers labor through a tired script, rarely getting a chance to deliver.
Sue Heal
Radio Times
June 4, 2014
Director John Hughes tries his best to give everything a sparky, pacey feel, but the end result is simply just not funny enough.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
July 26, 2002
| Original Score: 2/5
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
She's Having a Baby begins with the simplest and most moving of stories and interrupts it with an amazing assortment of gimmicks.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Michael Szymanski
June 1, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
November 2, 2011
So very little works in She's Having a Baby that it's easiest just to grouse on how petty and little-minded and pro-conformity it is.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
June 4, 2014
McGovern manages to fare better with the cliches thrown at her than Bacon does; but neither has a prayer of scoring at a game whose rules and players might have been dreamed up by a computer.
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Variety Staff
March 26, 2009
In the lead role, Kevin Bacon is enthusiastic and believable, but even his energy can't carry what boils down to a fairly limp story.
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Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer
June 4, 2014
[The film] assumes that boys will be boys but that the mystical act of fatherhood will make a man of you. Trouble with She's Having a Baby is, Hughes believes this without feeling obliged to develop it dramatically.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Michael Wilmington
Los Angeles Times
June 4, 2014
If She's Having a Baby were a funnier movie, if the fights were more cleverly written and Bacon and McGovern played them more deftly and lightly, it wouldn't have that unpleasant edge -- seesawing between romance and paranoia.
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal
August 22, 2003
| Original Score: 2/5
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Tom Charity
Time Out
February 9, 2006
Taking his erstwhile teen lovers into young adulthood, marriage and parenthood, John Hughes fashions a curiously disaffected portrait of the artist as a frustrated chauvinist.
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
July 11, 2006
A rare failure from filmmaker John Hughes...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Alex Sandell
Juicy Cerebellum
May 28, 2003
When good Hughes goes bad.
| Original Score: 0/5
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
May 23, 2004
The Hughes formula at its thinnest.
| Original Score: 2/5
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Hal Hinson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
The dilemmas faced by the characters on screen have no greater urgency than those faced by the actors in television commercials.
Tony Toscano
Talking Pictures (U.S.)
November 13, 2003
| Original Score: 2/5
Andy Klein
New Times
May 29, 2004
| Original Score: 2/5
Emanuel Levy
November 24, 2004
| Original Score: C
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Gene Siskel
Chicago Tribune
June 4, 2014
Bacon`s character is such a chronic complainer than we wonder why McGovern doesn't dump him.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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