Baby Geniuses (1999)

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Critic Consensus: Flat direction and actors who look embarrassed to be onscreen make Baby Geniuses worse than the premise suggests.

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All babies are born knowing the "secrets of the universe" and with the ability to speak with each other. What adults hear as baby-talk is actually sophisticated conversation. But when babies reach two years old and begin to speak our language in full sentences, they "cross over"-- forgetting their secret language and becoming "one of us." In BABY GENIUSES, Dr. Elena Kinder is an intelligent, scheming and wildly ambitious woman. She heads BABYCO, the world's largest corporation that manufactures products for babies. However, what the public does not know is that she also funds a secret research lab, together with her partner in crime, Dr. Heap, devoted solely to cracking the code to this special baby language which she is sure does exist. It will mean enormous profit and power if she is the first to do it. But when Sly, the best and brightest of these baby geniuses, escapes from the secret lab into the outside world, Drs. Kinder and Heap have to get him back before he blows the lid off of their secret forever. Sly organizes the babies in the outside world to invade the secret lab in order to free the baby geniuses and bring down Dr. Kinder's evil empire.
Rating:
PG (for some rude behavior and dialogue)
Genre:
Comedy , Drama , Kids & Family
Directed By:
Written By:
In Theaters:
 wide
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Runtime:
Studio:
TriStar Pictures

Cast

Kathleen Turner
as ELena Kinder
Dom DeLuise
as Lenny
Ruby Dee
as Margo
Kyle Howard
as Dickie
Leo Fitzgerald
as Sly/Whit
Myles Fitzgerald
as Sly/Whit
Gerry Fitzgerald
as Sly/Whit
Joshua Ryan Evans
as Baby Dance Double
Connor Leggett
as Sly/Whit
Griffin Leggett
as Sly/Whit
Megan Robbins
as Carrie
Amanda Fein
as Teddie
Caitlin Fein
as Teddie
Jim Hanks
as Goon Ray
Sam McMurray
as Goon Bob
Bill Wiley
as Wino
Randy Travis
as Control Room Technician
Judith Drake
as 911 Lady
Melissa Bickerton
as Diaper Cart Nurse
Chip Heller
as Baby Bunting
Dan Monahan
as Reporter
Robin Klein
as Babyco Executive
Russell Milton
as Babyco Executive
Luis Esmenjaud
as Santa Claus
Mark Graciale
as Hypnotized Guard
Thomas Crawford
as Hypnotized Guard
Ariel Clark
as Alien
Adam Koster
as Male Nurse
Shepard Koster
as Technician
Daniel Coulter Longcope
as Habitat Guard
Eugene Osment
as Cop on Hailer
Bonnie Paul
as Headquarters Nurse
Randall Hall Senter
as Security Guard
Michael R. Long
as Diaper Truck Driver
Miko Hughes
as Sly/Whit
Aaron Spann
as Carrie
Seth Adams
as Duby
Glenndon Chatman
as Joey/Malcom
Danielle Wiener
as Joey/Malcom
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Critic Reviews for Baby Geniuses

All Critics (44) | Top Critics (12)

A thoroughly misguided, unfunny film.

Full Review… | January 5, 2007
Variety
Top Critic

There are ticklish moments, but no real laughs.

Full Review… | January 5, 2007
L.A. Weekly
Top Critic

Baby Geniuses' ramshackle plot serves merely as a launching pad for nearly two hours of jokes revolving around the idea of babies who talk and behave like bad stand-up comedians.

Full Review… | January 5, 2007
AV Club
Top Critic

The hokey dialogue and witless physical gags keep everything painful and hectoring.

Full Review… | January 5, 2007
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

If the remainder of this century will bring a lamer film than Baby Geniuses, may I please be in Estonia when it comes.

July 20, 2005
Houston Chronicle
Top Critic

The movie is about as endearing as unanesthetized gum surgery.

March 19, 2002
Globe and Mail
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Baby Geniuses

½

Terrible! The worst of could be in the filmography of Bob Clark. A low point in Christopher Lloyd carrer.

Lucas Martins
Lucas Martins

Super Reviewer

½

Without a doubt, this is one of the worst movies to have ever been made. To see Bob Clark's sanity decline over the years has been tragic to say the least, but this really puts him in a irreparable spot. When you take into account that he started with Black Christmas, this is even worse. There is nothing more annoying and overdone than talking babies. This has that and a plot revolving around intelligent talking babies. There is nothing, nothing redeeming about this movie. You can't even bask in the terrible nature of it because it is so alienating and humiliating.

Conner Rainwater
Conner Rainwater

Super Reviewer

I think I am the person in the world who may like this more than anyone, because every single person I ask despises this film, but I look at all the good things that could have been changed to make it good! In the end I laughed a few times, but never hated it!

KJ Proulx
KJ Proulx

Super Reviewer

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