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Mom and Dad Save the World Reviews

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Robert Sellers
Radio Times
July 25, 2014
Director Greg Beeman can't disguise the lamentable script which, despite the best efforts of a likeable and willing cast, falls flat.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Johanna Steinmetz
Chicago Tribune
July 25, 2014
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
November 25, 2002
| Original Score: 1/5
Scott Weinberg
July 31, 2002
The weirdness is kind of charming; everything else pretty much stinks.
| Original Score: 2/5
Brian Orndorf
July 26, 2012
Director Greg Beeman fashions a toothless feature, though one with an undeniable pace and, well, Kathy Ireland in tiny outfits.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
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Variety Staff
March 26, 2009
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.
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
August 9, 2002
| Original Score: 1/5
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
May 20, 2003
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.
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Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
July 25, 2014
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Steve Crum
June 29, 2005
Rarely clever misfire comedy with Garr and Jones.
| Original Score: 2/5
Greg Maki
Star-Democrat (Easton, MD)
February 11, 2005
| Original Score: 0/5
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John Hartl
Seattle Times
July 25, 2014
Mom and Dad Save the World is an insult to the idea of children's entertainment.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Rita Kempley
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
An intolerably feeble sci-fi spoof.
Marc Savlov
Austin Chronicle
January 1, 2000
Too many canine-faced munchkins and Lovitz-Garr shenanigans do not a comedy make, folks.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/5
Chris Hicks
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
January 1, 2000
A spoof of science-fiction films that is more bizarre than funny.
Tony Toscano
Talking Pictures (U.S.)
September 26, 2003
| Original Score: 1/5
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion
December 10, 2003
| Original Score: 0/5
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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
July 25, 2014
Yet another overwrought but uninspired fantasy in which all the wit is in the amusingly stylized sets and costumes rather than the script.

TV Guide
July 25, 2014
Mom and Dad Save the World is too calculating and self-serving by far, striving with a manic intensity for its own cult status. Lost on the filmmakers, unfortunately, is the fact that cult movies always possess a dark, disturbing subtext.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4

People Magazine
July 25, 2014
It's not too much more interesting than a blank screen.
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