Mom and Dad Save the World
Mom and Dad Save the World (1992)

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… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: July 24, 1992
DVD Release Date: August 30, 2005
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Critic Score: 9% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer

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.

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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times

Yet another overwrought but uninspired fantasy in which all the wit is in the amusingly stylized sets and costumes rather than the script.

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Roger Hurlburt
South Florida Sun-Sentinel

The zany, campy, creature-filled fantasy Mom and Dad Save the World makes for unexpected family fun at the movies.

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John Hartl
Seattle Times

Mom and Dad Save the World is an insult to the idea of children's entertainment.

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Variety Staff

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.

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Robert Sellers
Radio Times

Director Greg Beeman can't disguise the lamentable script which, despite the best efforts of a likeable and willing cast, falls flat.

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Johanna Steinmetz
Chicago Tribune

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.

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Stephen Holden
New York Times

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.

People Magazine

It's not too much more interesting than a blank screen.

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Flixster Audience Score: 42% Flixster User Reviews
Lucas Martins
Stupid and bad, Mom and Dad Save the World it's a forgettable Sci-Fi film. Rotten.
FanGirl Browncoat
Just so campy and so funny! I know it looks bad but you should give it a try.
Sunil Jawahir
I used to watch this on HBO as a kid and it never got old.
Anthony Valletta
One good gag in the whole movie.