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  • Summary: After trying everything to get his wife Audrey pregnant, Tommy Macklin realizes to his horror that he may be “shooting blanks.” Terrified that his marriage may fall apart, Tommy recruits his friends (and an Indian ex-mobster) to rob a sperm bank where he made a deposit years ago. As with any half-baked scheme, everything can and does go wrong, testing the limits of Tommy and Audrey’s relationship. (Millennium Entertainment) Expand
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  2. Negative: 9 out of 17
  1. Reviewed by: Neil Genzlinger
    Aug 2, 2012
    Delivered with sloppy, gleeful confidence, the movie is smarter than most gross-out comedies but isn't afraid to inspire an "Ewww."
  2. Reviewed by: Scott Tobias
    Aug 1, 2012
    It's raunchy/sweet in the "American Pie"/"40-Year-Old Virgin" tradition, and as dynamic as a glob of lazy sperm.
  3. Reviewed by: Nathan Ditum
    Oct 1, 2012
    A romcom that fumbles for heart in the gutter, and finds only glib gags.
  4. Reviewed by: Joe Leydon
    Aug 2, 2012
    Yet another attempt to mix raunchy excess and romantic-comedy sweetness in an anything-goes raucous farce, The Babymakers offers a few big laughs between ho-hum stretches of frenetic vamping.
  5. Reviewed by: Mick LaSalle
    Aug 2, 2012
    The big disappointment of The Babymakers is that it doesn't come close to being worthy of its two stars, Paul Schneider and Olivia Munn.
  6. Reviewed by: Roger Ebert
    Aug 1, 2012
    Utterly clueless about its tone and has no idea how relentlessly it is undercutting itself. By the time we arrive at the obligatory happy ending, which is perfunctory and automatic, I felt sort of insulted. If Chandrasekhar thinks his audience will laugh at his vulgarity, why does he believe it requires a feel-good ending?
  7. Reviewed by: Sara Stewart
    Aug 3, 2012
    In a culture where Anderson Cooper is out and gay-inclusive shows like "Modern Family" are wildly popular, a dud like Babymakers doesn't even find sticking power in its offensiveness. It just wipes off.

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  1. Jul 31, 2014
    So yeah, The Babymakers pretty much sucked. The plot had potential but was poorly executed, the acting was terrible, and the camerawork was crap. The only thing even remotely decent about this film is that Olivia Munn is in it and her insane levels of hotness don't make the movie worth watching. There are also a few funny parts scattered about but not enough to consistently deliver laughs. Expand
  2. Aug 4, 2012
    This movie was a real disappointment. It began with an interesting premise and was somewhat funny for the first 25 minutes, but it was mostly downhill after that. This film had two main problems. First, although a zany plot can sometimes work in a comedy, when it doesn't, it becomes annoying. That was the case here. The wanna-be plot twists weren't funny or interesting or in any way believable. There were some missed opportunities. Second, while comedies generally don't require Oscar-worthy performances, these actors, with few exceptions, seemed to completely mail it in. They probably knew the movie was going nowhere, but that doesn't excuse what comes across as a lack of effort in what they have been paid to do . Let me be a little more specific: there was no chemistry to be found in almost all the interactions between the film's characters. For instance, the lead husband and wife, supposedly married for three years, acted as if they were on their second or third date or worse, like distant cousins re-connecting after years apart. They never seemed like they would be married in real life. The buddies-hanging-out-at-a-bar seemed like they had nothing in common and would not hang out or trust one one another. The list goes on. Expand
  3. Sep 28, 2012
    Olivia Munn is the film's saving grace, but even she's not worth the viewing. From the Broken Lizard comedy troupe, this is a far cry from "Super Troopers" or even "Club Dredd" and closer to a paternal American Pie straight-to-video installment. "The Babymakers" is cliched at every turn and I guarantee you already know the ending and how they got there. If it's not midnight and you're paying, you shouldn't be watching this movie. Expand
  4. Aug 3, 2012
    The Babymakers a new "comedy" movie. And what happen? The movie is really boring, have much things that we watch in other comedy movies. The trama is terrible and for be worst, have a stupid development. The performances are bad. The Babymakers is one of the worst movies of this year. Collapse