Mom and Dad Save the World 1992

Mom and Dad Save the World

Critics Consensus

There is no saving this off-putting family adventure from its mirthless script, although some inspired production design gives it some visual polish.

9%

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While planning to destroy Earth with a gigantic laser beam, Emperor Tod Spengo (Jon Lovitz), ruler of the planet Spengo, catches a glimpse of housewife Marge Nelson (Teri Garr) and becomes smitten with her. Beaming Marge and her husband, Dick (Jeffrey Jones), up to Spengo from California, the daft, dimwitted leader tries to woo her, and sends her spouse to prison. Soon Dick is plotting an insurgency, in hopes of overthrowing Spengo and rescuing his wife.

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Critic Reviews for Mom and Dad Save the World

All Critics (23) | Top Critics (7) | Fresh (2) | Rotten (21)

  • Mom and Dad Save the World, which was directed by Greg Beeman and has the straggly feel of an extended Saturday Night Live skit, boasts unusually inspired production design.

    July 25, 2014 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
  • Mom and Dad Save the World is an insult to the idea of children's entertainment.

    July 25, 2014 | Rating: 1/4 | Full Review…
  • Here's a novel idea: A kids' movie with parents as heroes. That twist is the most -- some might say only -- refreshing element in Mom and Dad Save the World.

    July 25, 2014 | Rating: 1/4 | Full Review…
  • Yet another overwrought but uninspired fantasy in which all the wit is in the amusingly stylized sets and costumes rather than the script.

    July 25, 2014 | Full Review…
  • Little kids will find some infantile laughs in Mom and Dad Save the World, but adults will be looking at their watches during this silly sci-fi comedy.

    March 26, 2009 | Full Review…

    Variety Staff

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  • One of those comedies that might sound like a zany hoot when pitched to a movie studio but that in execution emerges virtually laugh-free.

    May 20, 2003

Audience Reviews for Mom and Dad Save the World

  • May 27, 2011
    Stupid and bad, Mom and Dad Save the World it's a forgettable Sci-Fi film. Rotten.
    Lucas M Super Reviewer
  • Sep 21, 2008
    Jon Lovitz really steals the show with this one. I just love where he is singing and dancing and Teri Garr attacks him ahdn he starts yelling for help from his soldiers. DwierBrown was hilarious as the king's son as well. This movie had some decent effects and had a bit of a surreall look to it. Another good family movie that is very entertaining.
    Ken D Super Reviewer
  • Aug 09, 2007
    I used to watch this on HBO as a kid and it never got old.
    Sunil J Super Reviewer
  • May 21, 2007
    One good gag in the whole movie.
    Anthony V Super Reviewer

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