Baby It's You Reviews

September 20, 2019
With its dark realism, rock 'n' roll delirium, and gutsy humor, Baby, It's You builds up to the mythic resonance of the finest American coming-of-age films.
December 18, 2011
A patchy romance but tough-minded and full of vividly smudged emotions
April 30, 2011
John Sayles film is a well acted tale of doomed romance.
Top Critic
February 27, 2008
Arquette and Spano hit exactly the right note.
February 27, 2008
Sayles's class-consciousness is telling as always, and the director is so good at creating complex, persuasive characters that one is tempted to overlook narrative weaknesses, especially in the final third of the film.
February 27, 2008
A labor of love for everyone involved.
February 27, 2008
John Sayles takes on a genre movie and makes something that ends up as distinctive as his trademark ensemble films.
February 27, 2008
As a filmmaker, Sayles still seems more likable than incisive or original, but it's a likability with a certain brilliance.
February 27, 2008
Rosanna Arquette has a way about her.
January 8, 2007
An uneven teenage romantic comedy by John Sayles.
July 2, 2005
May 6, 2005
April 25, 2004
February 23, 2004
One of John Sayles' lesser films, but Arquette and Spano are good, and Sayles manages to make an "opposites attract" story that doesn't seem stale.
August 8, 2003
May 19, 2003
Arquette, still green under the gills when this flick was made, doesn't light up the screen. Neither does Spano, despite being dubbed one of the "12 most promising young actors of 1983".
July 2, 2002
A peculiarly absorbing and sticky film, Baby, It's You is all the more so for its relative uniqueness in Sayles' oeuvre.