Baby's Day Out (1994) - Rotten Tomatoes

Baby's Day Out (1994)




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John Hughes sticks to his seemingly fool-proof formula for success in Baby's Day Out, a cross-pollination of Home Alone and a Swee' Pea cartoon. The plot seems all-too familiar: posing as baby photographers, a group of three would-be kidnappers (led by the usually outstanding character actor Joe Pantoliano) enter an unsuspecting wealthy Chicago couple's home and make off with Baby Bink after leaving a ransom note. However, while waiting for the delivery of the ransom money, Baby Bink manages to escape and subsequently embarks on a series of cutesy-poo adventures in downtown Chicago (including a crawl through a skyscraper construction site), leaving the hapless crooks in hot pursuit. ~ Jeremy Beday, Rovimore
Rating: PG
Genre: Comedy, Kids & Family
Directed By:
Written By: John Hughes
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jan 29, 2002
Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment


Lara Flynn Boyle
as Laraine Cottwell
Cynthia Nixon
as Gilbertine
John Neville
as Andrews
Matthew Glave
as Cottwell
Guy Hadley
as FBI Agent
Eddie Bracken
as Old Timer
Kenneth L. Jordahl
as 1st Old Soldier
Raymond Henders
as 2nd Old Soldier
Jim Foley
as 3rd Old Soldier
Jack Baird
as 4th Old Soldier
Oscar Carr
as 5th Old Soldier
Dan Frick
as Bus Driver
Robin Baber
as Big Woman
John Drury
as Male Anchor
Jennifer Say Gan
as Ronnie Lee
Dawn Maxey
as Teenage Girl
Megan Haffey
as Baby Girl
Roslyn Alexander
as Woman in Cab
Manny Sosa
as Taxi Cab Driver
Anna Levine
as Mrs. McCray
Jenna Pozzi
as McCray Child
Neil Flynn
as 1st Cop
Don Rimgale
as 1st Hard Hat
Warren Rice
as 2nd Hard Hat
Sandra O. Rogers
as Woman in Apartment
Kirsten Nelson
as Woman in Park
Jurgen Heimann
as 1st Puppeteer
Tom Hester
as 2nd Puppeteer
Mark Setrakian
as 3rd Puppeteer
Marc L. Tyler
as 4th Puppeteer
Verne Troyer
as Stunt Double (for ba...
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Critic Reviews for Baby's Day Out

All Critics (21) | Top Critics (9)

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Sun-Times
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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
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Full Review… | July 1, 1994
Entertainment Weekly
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Full Review… | January 23, 2009
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Full Review… | August 4, 2007
AV Club
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Full Review… | February 11, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Baby's Day Out


Baby's Day Out is a decent family comedy that has some good laughs, but is not one of the best John Hughes produced offerings. The film is quite entertaining, and is funny, but this isn't the type of comedy that has stood the test of time, like so many of Hughes' previous outings as director or producer. Baby's Day Out is a fun film, but at times, the gags now have become redundant and unfunny. For what is, Baby's Day Out is a fun comedy that will appeal to the entire family, but like I've previously stated, some gags seem old and tiresome. When the film first came out, I remember that it was quite funny, but having re-watched it a few times since, The comedy feels a little flat, however it still manages to make me smile. There's a good cast here, and the actors playing the villains are funny in their parts and the rest of the cast do a fine job at making this film watchable. Baby's Day out is a decent comedy with decent laughs; however the gags aren't as great as I remember them to be. However, this is still a film worth seeing, and the film is quite entertaining at that. This is a comedy that the whole family can enjoy. The cast makes it worth seeing, especially the three kidnappers which are played by Joe Mantegna, Joe Pantoliano and Brian Haley. Despite its flaws, Baby's Day Out is still an amusing little film to watch, and does manage to make you smile even if the gags aren't as funny as the first time you've seen this film.

Alex roy

Super Reviewer

Love this film, it's so weird but at the same time really, really funny.

Bethany Murphy

Super Reviewer

This movie is cute, sometime sickeningly so, but overall it's very funny and entertaining. I think kids will like it especially.

Aj V

Super Reviewer

Baby's Day Out Quotes

Cop #2: Head back to the Tick Tock and retrieve the Boo-Boo, I repeat, head back to the Tick Tock and retrieve the Boo-Boo!
– Submitted by Philip S (23 months ago)
Baby Bink: Boo-boo!
– Submitted by Sasco A (3 years ago)
Baby Bink: Goo goo! Ga Ga!
– Submitted by Taylor M (5 years ago)

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