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Baby Mama Reviews

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Mike Edwards
What Culture
April 8, 2011
This is one of those terrible terrible creations that just leaves me feeling a little uneasy about the way the film industry works.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
April 24, 2008
There's nothing terribly wrong with Baby Mama but it's probably better suited for viewing on television, where many of the participants cut their teeth. This is small screen stuff masquerading as something bigger.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
April 23, 2008
Things get soft where they should be sharp and cozy instead of crazy.
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Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
April 24, 2008
Every moment of this project feels beat-driven, focus-grouped and designed to package Fey as a viable movie star with great pins (as one character takes pains to note) to go with the breasts (ditto). This isn't writing, it's advertising.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
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Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
April 25, 2008
It's clumsy, not cute, an amateur show that's eager to amuse by any means.
Anton Bitel
Eye for Film
July 22, 2008
While certainly amiable enough, Michael McCullers' directorial debut is, like the gestation that it portrays, somewhat sloppily conceived and capable of delivering no more than what is expected.
Nick Schager
Slant Magazine
April 20, 2008
That the film also features SNL's Amy Poehler makes the proceedings' crushing mediocrity that much more frustrating.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Victoria Alexander
FilmsInReview.com
April 24, 2008
I'm a huge Tina Fey fan, but Amy Poehler is sadly miscast.
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Bob Grimm
Reno News and Review
May 15, 2008
A waste of talent.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Philippa Hawker
The Age (Australia)
August 29, 2008
An under-achieving, lightweight movie that settles for a few competent gags and doesn't bother to take risks.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Jeff Otto
ReelzChannel.com
April 23, 2008
For such a talented cast Baby Mama unfortunately misses the mark.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Austin Kennedy
Sin Magazine
June 8, 2008
It's no different than watching a third-rate sitcom on a Tuesday night.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Bill Gibron
Filmcritic.com
April 24, 2008
a whiny, juvenile mess
| Original Score: 1/5
Michael Dance
The Cinema Source
June 3, 2008
On one level, it's unfair to penalize a pretty decent movie for not being a great movie, but then again, Fey has proved time and time again that she can do better than this.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
April 28, 2008
Unrolls like a perfect storm of focus-grouped situations and joke-writing by committee.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Frederica Mathewes-Green
Christianity Today
April 25, 2008
I've sat through enough laugh-less comedies to be grateful when a movie entertains me, even temporarily%u2014but no one's going to call this film a classic.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Peter Howell
Toronto Star
April 25, 2008
Baby Mama offers ample evidence that Fey and Poehler are more than ready for prime-time screen gigs. Let's hope they team again for a comedy that delivers all that it promises.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Christy Lemire
Associated Press
April 23, 2008
Mommy culture, with its capacity for smugness and solipsism, seems like a ripe topic for parody, but Baby Mama approaches it with kid gloves.
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
September 4, 2008
Baby Mama quickly and lazily adopts all the annoying attributes of the usual fare.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
David Cornelius
eFilmCritic.com
May 12, 2008
Fey and Poehler, you're better than this material, and you know it.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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