Hell Baby
Hell Baby (2013)

HELL BABY, a comedy scripted by Thomas Lennon and Robert Ben Garant (Night at The Museum, Reno 911!: Miami) marks their co-directing debut. Jack (Rob Corddry) and Vanessa (Leslie Bibb) are an expectant couple that moves into the most… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: September 6, 2013
DVD Release Date: December 31, 2013
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Critic Score: 31% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Though its brand of immature comedy may appeal to some, Hell Baby misses the mark with much of its humor, rendering it a largely ineffective -- and often crass -- genre sendup.

Simon Abrams

It soon becomes apparent that the filmmakers, many of whom worked together on "The State" and "Reno 911!", aren't committed to their film's main conceit.

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Scott Bowles
USA Today

A film that's less than half as funny as its predecessor, and a sliver as clever as the original.

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Craig D. Lindsey

While not a lot of Hell Baby works... the movie does seem destined to be the sort of acquired-taste howler that will most likely attract people who recognize how ridiculous horror movies can be-and, of course, stoners.

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Sara Stewart
New York Post

The film's reliance on female nudity for edge seems approximately as ancient as the withered hag who keeps trying to get it on with Corddry.

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Peter Keough
Boston Globe

This offensive, crass pastiche makes "Grown Ups 2" look like a paragon of wit and good taste.

Brent Simon
Shared Darkness

A slog through improv run amok -- a film that seems allergic toward anything that might be construed as a legitimate throughline, lest that somehow be interpreted as 'selling out,' and not subversive enough.

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Neil Genzlinger
New York Times

[It] rarely dares to be smart, settling instead for familiar gags that would have the Devil himself yawning.

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Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News

There are genre satires, and then there are dumb comedies that wish they could qualify for that status.

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Todd Gilchrist

Hell Baby offers a welcome alternative to the overwrought seriousness of modern horror movies with its frequently hilarious take on familiar genre tropes.

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John Ballantine
I'm afraid that this could have been fashioned by any six year old with a viewing record that includes most of the horror genre. Call it a bad version of… More
Jesse Ortega
Have you and your friends (or family) ever done anything impulsive? Maybe you guys decided to go on an impromptu road trip. I've done the impromptu road… More
Sylvester Kuo
Was expecting so much more than just stand-up comedy kinda humour, but it never got beyond silly gore and dry jokes. However Leslie Bibb gave out a really great… More
Brendan Nicholls
Funny in parts but totally all over the place, I wanted this to be better considering all the talent behind this. In the end it just never works and all the… More