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October 9, 2016
The direction is fast-paced, the characters are vulnerable and sympathetic and even the bad guys have their moments.
June 23, 2016
One very unique and entertaining comedy that has yet to be duplicated.
September 13, 2012
Easy-to-take effort that primarily benefits from a charming performance by Elisabeth Shue.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
August 6, 2012
Like "Home Alone," "Adventures in Babysitting" is a lightweight comic adventure, but it's effective in what it sets out to do . . . and that's entertain.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
August 8, 2011
The light tone, classical style, and Shue as Sandra Dee stand-in are more indicative of a cinematic mindset from approximately 25 years earlier.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
March 2, 2008
Seemed fun at the time, in '87, but dates badly. Still, kids might like it.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
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June 24, 2006
Chris sets off on a rescue mission, and ends up running the gauntlet of big city perils in a belaboured spinning-out of a weak storyline.
May 6, 2005
A comedy classic unlikely to ever age
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
August 24, 2003
Surprisingly sprightly, entertaining, sweet-natured comedy.
| Original Score: 4/5
April 3, 2003
Surprisingly sweet and funny!
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
March 19, 2003
Fun for kids, maybe. Sheer drudgery for anyone beyond a Jr. High School reading comprehension level.
| Original Score: 2/5
December 18, 2002
Aw, c'mon, who can't like a movie that has The Mighty Thor as a major component?
| Original Score: 3/5
August 25, 2002
So much fun it might make babysitting a real career choice.
| Original Score: 5/5
August 13, 2002
A fluffy but extremely lovable teen fantasy that folks of a certain age will remember with great fondness.
| Original Score: 3/5
July 26, 2002
"After Hours" - lite ... and it works!
| Original Score: 3.5/5
January 1, 2000
By the end of the film, I'd had a couple of real laughs and a few interesting moments, but that was about all.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
January 1, 2000
A sweet-natured, adolescent variation on the big-city black comedy After Hours.
January 1, 2000
This is really just innocent material with a tendency to flout basic guidelines and stray from the perimeters of believability.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
August 16, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
August 7, 2004
| Original Score: 3/5
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