Baby Geniuses

1999

Baby Geniuses

Critics Consensus

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

2%

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Total Count: 44

24%

Audience Score

User Ratings: 82,182
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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.

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Cast

Kathleen Turner
as ELena Kinder
Ruby Dee
as Margo
Joshua Ryan Evans
as Baby Dance Double
Jim Hanks
as Goon Ray
Sam McMurray
as Goon Bob
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
Adam Koster
as Male Nurse
Shepard Koster
as Technician
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
Glenndon Chatman
as Joey/Malcom
Danielle Wiener
as Joey/Malcom
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All Critics (44) | Top Critics (12) | Fresh (1) | Rotten (43)

Audience Reviews for Baby Geniuses

  • May 20, 2011
    Terrible! The worst of could be in the filmography of Bob Clark. A low point in Christopher Lloyd carrer.
    Lucas M Super Reviewer
  • Mar 17, 2010
    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 R Super Reviewer
  • Jan 14, 2010
    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 P Super Reviewer
  • Aug 15, 2009
    "Baby Geniuses" is one of the biggest disappointments ever. From the previews, I thought "Baby Geniuses" was gonna be hilarious. But I was wrong. Only a couple of parts in the movie even made me grin. A relentless scientist (Kathleen Turner) keeps babies in order to do research on them. She wants to make it to where every baby from that point on will be a genius. Trouble arises when her smartest baby, Sly, gets away. Sly has a twin named Whit. Some of Kathleen Turner's employees kidnap Whit because they think it's Sly. Whit's father (Peter MacNicol) must try to understand what his daughter and Sly are trying to tell him in order to get Whit back. "Baby Geniuses" was a big disappointment. I was expecting it to be funny and entertaining. You would expect a movie that has talking babies and even a baby that can do karate to be hilarious, but not in this case. The only reason I gave it two stars instead of one is because it halfway kept me entertained. It's not the worst movie ever made, but it's one of the worst of the year. If you want to see a funny movie that features talking babies, I would recommend sticking with the "Look Who's Talking" series. NOTE: That was my Amazon review from the year 2000. Can't believe they actually made a sequel to this terrible clunker...why would they?
    Jason O Super Reviewer

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