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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: Chris Willman
    70
    The movie but, rather surprisingly, given the gimmicky premise, it's not gag-me-with-a-pacifier cute nearly as often as it is genuinely charming. [13 Oct 1989, p.12]
  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. Though the film has a plot a simpleton could follow, its hallmark is confusion. Its sense of time and place and its point of view are muddled. [13 Oct 1989, p.L]
  6. 50
    Heckerling stoops to the obvious at times and there are two car chases too many. But Look Who's Talking never insults the intelligence of adults or babies, and that's quite a feat for any comedy. [13 Oct 1989, p.4D]
  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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