Look Who's Talking

Metascore
51

Mixed or average reviews - based on 15 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 15
  2. Negative: 2 out of 15

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Critic Reviews

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Boston Globe
    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]
  4. Chicago Tribune
    Reviewed by: Allison Benedikt
    50
    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]
  5. USA Today
    Reviewed by: Susan Wloszczyna
    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]
  6. Cute is the operative word for the movie, which stars some good actors doing material that is not super.
User Score
7.2

Generally favorable reviews- based on 37 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 1
  2. 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. Full Review »