Superbabies: Baby Geniuses 2 Reviews

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Ellen Fox
Chicago Tribune
July 15, 2014
That's the thing about children when it comes to movies: They're not that discriminating. They can be perilously easy to please, which is why it's important that their parents protect them from films like Superbabies: Baby Geniuses 2.
Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/4
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Joanne Kaufman
Wall Street Journal
January 5, 2007
Unspeakably ghastly.
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Nathan Rabin
AV Club
January 5, 2007
Why? Seriously, why? Why would anyone make a sequel to Baby Geniuses, a 1999 film whose existence, from its title on down, appeared to be a cruel joke about the gullibility of the lowest common denominator?
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J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader
January 5, 2007
Excruciating.
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Nancy Churnin
Dallas Morning News
September 4, 2004
No worry about brainwashing kids through this movie, though. They probably won't be that entertained.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post
August 27, 2004
The action sequences are phony-looking; the dialogue sounds largely improvised on the fly; the laughs are few and far between; and the acting ... is, to put it kindly, wooden.
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Ruthe Stein
San Francisco Chronicle
August 27, 2004
Whatever wit could be mined from the idea of breaking the code to baby talk was exhausted in the original Baby Geniuses five years ago.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Lisa Rose
Newark Star-Ledger
August 27, 2004
The shtick is as stale and over-processed as expired Froot Loops, with references that were dated even when the original was released.
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Lou Lumenick
New York Post
August 27, 2004
The sort of incoherent mess that invariably goes straight to video.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Tom Long
Detroit News
August 27, 2004
It is perhaps the most incompetent and least funny comic film ever made. There aren't even any good diaper jokes.
Full Review | Original Score: F
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John Monaghan
Detroit Free Press
August 27, 2004
More than just another sequel that no one was clamoring to see, this is that rare follow-up that's actually twice as good as the original and is still a piece of junk.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Leighton Walter Kille
Boston Globe
August 27, 2004
There's what one can only hope is the last-ever Matrix tribute/theft, plus a mostly unfunny stew of references to the Three Stooges, Popeye, Mary Poppins, and even Casablanca. The overall effect is ghoulish.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Jami Bernard
New York Daily News
August 26, 2004
Features even more toddlers acting in a way only collectors of velvet paintings will consider irresistible.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Dave Kehr
New York Times
August 26, 2004
This is not so much Look Who's Talking as Look Who's Walloping.
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Mike Clark
USA Today
August 26, 2004
One of the worst comedies ever.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Justin Chang
Variety
August 26, 2004
Falls short on nearly every level.
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Gregory Kirschling
Entertainment Weekly
August 26, 2004
The film's moral? Turn off the TV, young 'uns, and go outside and play! And avoid Superbabies: Baby Geniuses 2 matinees while you're at it.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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Kevin Crust
Los Angeles Times
August 26, 2004
This interminable Pampers commercial has the nerve to end with a 'TV is rotten for kids' message, when the movie itself would do far more to stunt a child's imagination (or cause a kid to burst into tears) than anything currently on television.
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Robert Abele
L.A. Weekly
August 26, 2004
It's lots of lame jokes where tots say stuff like 'off the hook' and 'da bomb.'
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Sheri Linden
Hollywood Reporter
August 26, 2004
If anyone was clamoring for a follow-up to 1999's Baby Geniuses, they'll be happy to know that the sequel retains not only the same gimmicky premise as the original but its preference for cliche-ridden dialogue and flat-footed comedy as well.