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  • Summary: If you've always wanted to know what a baby thinks of the world around him, you finally have your chance. Mollie is a single working mother who's out to find the perfect father for her child. Her baby, Mikey, prefers James, a cab driver turned babysitter who has what it takes to make themIf you've always wanted to know what a baby thinks of the world around him, you finally have your chance. Mollie is a single working mother who's out to find the perfect father for her child. Her baby, Mikey, prefers James, a cab driver turned babysitter who has what it takes to make them both happy. But Mollie won't even consider James. It's going to take all the tricks a baby can think of to bring them together before it's too late. (Sony Pictures) Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 15
  2. Negative: 2 out of 15
  1. 75
    Look Who's Talking is full of good feeling, and director Amy Heckerling finds a light touch for her lightweight material.
  2. Reviewed by: Staff (Not Credited)
    75
    Thanks to the ingenious voiceover, however, Look Who's Talking is a genial, entertaining film.
  3. Reviewed by: Roger Piantadosi
    70
    Heckerling's central hokum is definitely silly, based on the notion that Mikey (and all babies, in fact) has somewhat adult, slightly cynical thoughts on everything that goes on around him, from conception to end credits -- and that these thoughts and embryonic wisecracks and creative interpretations are heard only by the audience via the aptly cast voice of overgrown kid Willis.
  4. Reviewed by: Mark Cooper
    60
    Despite the amiable charms of the central couple of Cheers' Kirstie Alley and a back-from-the-dead John Travolta, it is director Heckerling's goofy willingness to let her imagination run riot that prevents her film from sinking into soap.
  5. 50
    A lot of this stuff is irresistible. In the early going especially, the movie's infantilism is snappy and surprising. But this is a great idea for a sketch, not a feature, and if Heckerling had resisted padding it out, it might have made a brilliant short. A comedy can ride only so far on high concept. It has to deliver the jokes, and this one doesn't.
  6. Reviewed by: Jay Carr
    50
    Before long, it runs out of steam, playing like the pilot for a TV sitcom called "Baby Knows Best." [13 Oct 1989, p.37]
  7. Reviewed by: Staff (Not Credited)
    20
    Like a standup comic pouring 'flopsweat', this ill-conceived comedy about an infant whose thoughts are given voice by actor Bruce Willis palpitates with desperation.

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  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. Mar 9, 2012
    6
    The idea of trying to understand what goes on in the head of a baby is great and in the hands of a better writer this could have been a hellThe idea of trying to understand what goes on in the head of a baby is great and in the hands of a better writer this could have been a hell of a lot better that just cute as it turned out to be. Expand

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