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The Babymakers Reviews

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J. Olson
April 9, 2016
For the creators of "Super Troopers" and "Beerfest," two comedies with devoted followings, "The Babymakers" is a pretty serious setback.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Barbara VanDenburgh
Arizona Republic
August 2, 2012
Even those with the lowest enjoyment threshold for knuckle-dragging comedies will be hard-pressed to find joy in this impotent misfire from director Jay Chandrasekhar.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
A.A. Dowd
Time Out Chicago
August 2, 2012
You know Chandrasekhar is half-invested when even a montage of blows to the crotch (with each hit a potential cause of our hero's "lazy sperm") feels completely phoned in.
Molly Eichel
Philadelphia Daily News
August 2, 2012
"The Babymakers" has a stronger narrative arc than Broken Lizard's previous films, but that doesn't better serve the gross-out sight gags or the flat one-liners.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
August 2, 2012
Although I am aware sperm is a precious bodily fluid, I don't find it an especially funny one, and when a character spills half of the deposits in a sperm bank and then slips around on the floor like a clown on ice, I'm not laughing.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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James Berardinelli
August 5, 2012
The sole function served by this motion picture is to illustrate how not to frame jokes in movies.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Alonso Duralde
August 3, 2012
The only moments where The Babymakers provides any kind of comic lift come when talented improvisers like Faxon, Heffernan, Chandrasekhar and Aisha Tyler clearly go off-book and noodle their way into something that's actually amusing.
Andrew Schenker
Slant Magazine
July 29, 2012
A safe, laugh-free exercise that gets to have its fun, such as it is, because it's all in the service of the most conservative notions of domestic normality.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Kirk Honeycutt
August 2, 2012
A movie to flee from with an agonized shriek.
Full Review | Original Score: 1
Robert Levin
August 11, 2012
In short, the movie's not funny enough or serious-minded enough to warrant 95 minutes of your time.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Alison Willmore
Time Out
July 31, 2012
Munn has proved on TV that she has solid timing, but she does little here other than look pretty and, when the plot calls for it, outraged.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Todd Gilchrist
The Playlist
March 11, 2012
Chandrasekhar's first tentative venture towards something slightly more sincere is undermined by his irresistible urge to take the piss out of every sequence that might have been played even remotely seriously
Full Review | Original Score: C-
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Laremy Legel
August 3, 2012
"The Babymakers" is amazing in its complete lack of comedy, nearly satirical in its rejection of levity and full-on embrace of mediocrity.
Full Review | Original Score: D
Cole Abaius
Film School Rejects
January 22, 2013
Full Review | Original Score: C
Brian Orndorf
August 16, 2012
A film of limited effort, slowly sealing off its potential the longer it lingers on lackluster comedy in a manner that's become habitual to Chandrasekhar and his cronies.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
Cole Smithey
July 25, 2012
Olivia Munn is fun to look and, but you'd never guess at how talented Paul Schneider really is from the looks of this comic travesty.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
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Sara Stewart
New York Post
August 3, 2012
Every so often a movie comes along that's so lame, you can almost make out a "What the hell am I doing here?" thought bubble over an actor's head.
Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/4
S. Jhoanna Robledo
Common Sense Media
August 3, 2012
Crude, mostly unimaginative comedy is meant for adults.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
January 7, 2013
Wants to appeal to the fan base of Broken Lizard desperately, but also wants to service the audience that loves movies from Garry Marshall or Rob Reiner...
Nathan Ditum
Total Film
October 1, 2012
A romcom that fumbles for heart in the gutter, and finds only glib gags.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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