The Babysitters Reviews

May 17, 2008
A pathetic excuse to trot out a procession of teenage girls in the raw, performing graphic simulated sex acts with your basic suburban family man drooling all over himself.
May 16, 2008
It's bad enough that writer-director David Ross indulges in the very perverse kind of Lolita-tinged titillation the film pretends to lament, but then he ties everything up with an oh-well shrug.
May 9, 2008
Until it crosses a shadowy line dividing serious comedy from distasteful exploitation, The Babysitters has the makings of an incisive satire of greed and lust in suburbia.
May 9, 2008
The script has a stale air, like something that was doing the rounds for a long time before David Ross found backers to make a film out of it.
May 9, 2008
Although the film is pitched as dark comedy, there's nothing very funny about the sexualization of teenagers.
May 9, 2008
I'd call it a depressing soft-core porn flick, but that overstates its titillation factor. Mainly it's just icky.
May 9, 2008
It reads like a Cinemax special event, and as good as Leguizamo and Waterston (daughter of Sam) are, the skeevy, fantasy-fulfillment plot that drives David Ross' movie is uncomfortably risky business.
May 9, 2008
You can see the potential in this off-kilter coming-of-age story, and it's a pity it never quite adds up.
May 8, 2008
Is Ross trying to mimic Michael Haneke, daring his audience to be disgusted by the very titillating premise which probably brought them to the movie in the first place?
May 8, 2008
confused
May 8, 2008
Like the pilot for an awful, misguided joint venture between FX and the CW.
May 8, 2008
There's little real wit here and, as far as teen-chick antics go, it's definitely no Heathers or Clueless, not even Cruel Intentions.
May 7, 2008
The premise is out of '70s porn, and so is the overbroad satire and almost total lack of conviction.
May 7, 2008
By undermining the subtle feminism of his movie, [director] Ross ends up undermining the whole thing, culminating in a terrifying parking-lot scene that doesn't quite make sense.
May 7, 2008
Woefully reductive and painful.
May 7, 2008
Daddies, don't let your daughters grow up to be babysitters, because according to The Babysitters, it's a gateway to whoredom.
October 4, 2007
Ultimately plays out as weakly as an actual adult film.
September 17, 2007
Ultimately fails to deliver on the audacity of its premise.