Mom and Dad Save the World
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Just after the evil Emperor Spengo (Jon Lovitz) imprisons King Raff (Eric Idle), he spots a California housewife (Teri Garr) through his telescope. He decides to beam her up along with her husband (Jeffrey Jones), but isn't prepared to deal with the results when both become interplanetary freedom fighters. ~ John Bush, Rovi
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 9%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"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."
‑ Steven Rea, Philadelphia Inquirer
"Yet another overwrought but uninspired fantasy in which all the wit is in the amusingly stylized sets and costumes rather than the script."
‑ Kevin Thomas, Los Angeles Times
"The zany, campy, creature-filled fantasy Mom and Dad Save the World makes for unexpected family fun at the movies."
‑ Roger Hurlburt, South Florida Sun-Sentinel
"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."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"The weirdness is kind of charming; everything else pretty much stinks."
‑ Scott Weinberg,
"Mom and Dad Save the World is an insult to the idea of children's entertainment."
‑ John Hartl, Seattle Times
"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."
‑ Variety Staff, Variety
"Director Greg Beeman can't disguise the lamentable script which, despite the best efforts of a likeable and willing cast, falls flat."
‑ Robert Sellers, Radio Times
"Director Greg Beeman fashions a toothless feature, though one with an undeniable pace and, well, Kathy Ireland in tiny outfits."
‑ Brian Orndorf,
"A spoof of science-fiction films that is more bizarre than funny."
‑ Chris Hicks, Deseret News, Salt Lake City
"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."
‑ Johanna Steinmetz, Chicago Tribune
"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."
‑ Stephen Holden, New York Times
"It's not too much more interesting than a blank screen."
‑ , People Magazine
"Rarely clever misfire comedy with Garr and Jones."
‑ Steve Crum,
"Too many canine-faced munchkins and Lovitz-Garr shenanigans do not a comedy make, folks."
‑ Marc Savlov, Austin Chronicle
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