Leave It to Beaver
Leave It to Beaver (1997)

The Cleaver Family makes the jump from the small black and white screen to color and Panavision in this updated version of the classic TV sit-com. Eight-year-old Theodore "Beaver" Cleaver (Cameron Finley) is a good natured kid… More

Rated: PG
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Release Date: January 20, 1998
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Critic Score: 21% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Lisa Alspector
Chicago Reader

[The] dead-on imitations of some of the characters from the television series created by Bob Mosher and Joe Connelly will seem pointlessly stylized to viewers unfamiliar with the old sitcom.

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Mike Clark
USA Today

The result is depressingly halfhearted.

Brian Costello
Common Sense Media

Modernized take on '50s TV show, with some bullying.

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Joe Leydon

Fuzzily conceived and blandly executed.

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Jeff Millar
Houston Chronicle

Credit the makers of Leave It to Beaver for their kindliness.

Steve Crum

Unnecessary film take on the classic TV series. Leave it.

Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail

The Cleavers have come to represent the stereotype of the white-bread family.This reverent '90s remake doesn't do much to challenge it.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

The film is disarmingly charming.

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Maitland McDonagh
TV Guide's Movie Guide

All but the most easily pleased kids will be bored as can be, and anyone who has fond memories of TV's Leave It to Beaver would probably rather not besmirch them.

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Flixster Audience Score: 31% Flixster User Reviews
Alex roy
Leave it to Beaver is a painful family oriented comedy that is dreadful from start to finish. I felt that the film was poorly constructed, and did not withstand… More
Dean McKenna
The 1997 TV adaptation movie combines countless themes and storylines from various episodes of the original series, a technique that is enjoyable and funny. The… More
Michael Edwards
its safe and a family friendly film, with good comedy and great kid friendly fun.
Bryce Iwaschuk
Though it might be appropiate for children, and kids would be intrigued, normal moviegoers, or even parents will find it as an unnessacary remake of a classic… More
Lenny Muggsy
This movie was dogged but I always liked it. Watched it the other day (VHS) and was crackin' up muthatrucka haha, at least for the first half of the… More
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