Moms' Night Out

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Mixed or average reviews- based on 28 Ratings

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  • Summary: All Allyson and her friends want is a peaceful, grown-up evening of dinner and conversation—a long-needed moms' night out. But in order to enjoy high heels, adult conversation and food not served in a paper bag, they need their husbands to watch the kids for three hours—what could go wrong?
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 20
  2. Negative: 15 out of 20
  1. Reviewed by: Bill Zwecker
    May 8, 2014
    63
    The life lessons about morals and values are soft-pedaled pretty well and packaged in a mostly funny romp as the trio of mothers’ night-on-the-town turns in all sorts of bizarre and wacky ways.
  2. Reviewed by: Marc Snetiker
    May 8, 2014
    42
    It's a shame that this glossy production doesn't seem to realize it's actually promoting an altogether different message: when moms dare to leave the house, everything goes wrong.
  3. Reviewed by: Nathan Rabin
    May 8, 2014
    40
    It’s a passable knock-off of less-godly but more inspired secular fare, which may not sound like high praise, but is clearly all the filmmakers were aiming for. They set the bar low enough to clear it.
  4. Reviewed by: Gary Goldstein
    May 8, 2014
    30
    Moms' Night Out is a hectic mess that does just the opposite of what it clearly set out to do: It makes motherhood seem like one of the most ill-conceived ideas since New Coke.
  5. Reviewed by: Kate Taylor
    May 9, 2014
    25
    Mainly, you have to wonder why Allyson doesn’t just hire a nanny, find a job and get out of the house. Ah, but this is a Christian movie, and once it stops pelting an audience with comic incident, it begins preaching.
  6. Reviewed by: Ann Hornaday
    May 8, 2014
    25
    [A] strained, clunkily orchestrated and dismally retrograde film.
  7. Reviewed by: Justin Chang
    May 5, 2014
    20
    There’s nothing wrong with Moms’ Night Out that couldn’t be fixed by a massive rewrite, preferably one that involves a lobotomy for the main character.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 13
  2. Negative: 2 out of 13
  1. Jan 4, 2015
    10
    Moms' Night out is a movie for the whole family to enjoy. Its hard to find movies these days without the usual profanities. In some reviewsMoms' Night out is a movie for the whole family to enjoy. Its hard to find movies these days without the usual profanities. In some reviews about this movie, people suggests that woman are portrayed as weak and some suggests "stay at home" Moms are old fashioned. This movie has moral under tones hence some dreadful scores from some reviewers. This movies does a good job at praising the "Stay at Home" Moms. I highly recommend it for family movie nights. Expand
  2. Sep 7, 2014
    10
    i know why critics hates this because they have expectations on humor that is good and bad. Moms Night is not expected as i saw it from thei know why critics hates this because they have expectations on humor that is good and bad. Moms Night is not expected as i saw it from the trailer but the movie is amazing good humor , best moments that can will never be forget i want to watch it again. Expand
  3. Sep 22, 2014
    10
    Have to confess - maybe I am weird but I enjoyed this movie. Contary to some of the more "professional" critics; I get it. I've been in theHave to confess - maybe I am weird but I enjoyed this movie. Contary to some of the more "professional" critics; I get it. I've been in the big girl world; had a business to run and recieved kudos (& bumps/bruises) that go with that world. BUT there is nothing like the (to borrow a 50's term) pink ghetto. Where roles are not as clearly defined; right & wrong are a little hazy (not to mention crazy) some days and you would sell the contents of your entire house for 5 minutes of peace & quiet. Am I a homeschooling mom - nope - but I know that the situations depicted here can & do happen - ask any cop, medical personnel, or pastors family of which I have experience in all 3 areas. Many times truth is stranger than fiction. This movie delievers some powerfulful messages - loved Bones & the very subtle don't judge by apperances. Loved the mom blogger - I've been there & survived & yes -there were many days (&nights) where that was in question (any sane mom/dad that denies this is definitely high on the weird side). Loved the pastor's wife - she expresses some real fears & a couple of interesting observations. The single mom - good job - never a good idea to get between her & her baby. Major thanks to all who dealt with this subject in such an intelligent and respectfull way. Knowing you would be flogged by critics yet trusting the people who are there & have been there to validate the humor & content of this movie was a wise move. I am honored to stand along side this movie & say thanks & yes - I get it so moms go & get it & have a great moms nigt out! Expand
  4. May 9, 2014
    9
    Got a chance to review the movie with the directors.... I thought it was going to be another "faith based" movie that was subpar as comparedGot a chance to review the movie with the directors.... I thought it was going to be another "faith based" movie that was subpar as compared to industry leading studios....and that it probably couldn't hold its own with other comedies....I was pleased that it really was Funny....and well acted...and not over preachy. Really....an important movie about life....especially if you have small children. Expand
  5. Aug 20, 2014
    8
    "When at first you don't succeed...Just sit down and eat cake. Then try again ;)"
    Maybe the film in itself wasn't a masterpiece, but its
    "When at first you don't succeed...Just sit down and eat cake. Then try again ;)"
    Maybe the film in itself wasn't a masterpiece, but its heart was hard to miss. The beautiful true characters, who, yes, maybe are a little over the top sometimes, but still endearing. Being a mum is hard, but it's important. There are harder jobs in the world, of course, but this one is special, we all know that. And life is chaotic and crazy, and finding the meaning in all of it...is hard. Some find it in faith, but not all of us can do it. Some have to find the meaning somewhere else...in all those beautiful moments we share with each other. The writings on the wall that can turn into masterpieces, the breakfasts with too much pepper and many many other. Now this is hard...it's difficult. To not give up. To not give up, when something hasn't quite gone according to plan, when there are million obstacles on the way and when everything is just simply pointless.
    The story doesn't always make sense, but life doesn't either. The acting is not always perfect, but we don't all win Oscars everyday for just being us. I laughed many times and even cried a little at others. I say, watch it and see if it was worth it, see what's more important.
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  6. Dec 25, 2014
    8
    This was a well planned out comic movie with a strong message. i would definitely watch it again. There were some mild stereotypes in thisThis was a well planned out comic movie with a strong message. i would definitely watch it again. There were some mild stereotypes in this movie but overall little bias. He killed Mama! Expand
  7. May 23, 2014
    0
    As much fun as masturbating with sandpaper.

    The spelling and grammar in the 9 reviews indicates they were all written by home schooled
    As much fun as masturbating with sandpaper.

    The spelling and grammar in the 9 reviews indicates they were all written by home schooled evangelicals. How many alarm bells do you need to avoid this floater?
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