The Babymakers

Devoted married man Tommy grows increasingly distressed by his failure to impregnate his wife, Audrey. In a desperate bid to have a child of their own, Tommy assembles an oddball group of thieves to steal his long-ago sperm bank donations.
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Netflix Rating: 3.3
Rotten Tomatoes: Rotten 9%
Critics' score: 9   Audience score: 23   Rotten Tomatoes page
Top Rotten Tomatoes Critics

The sole function served by this motion picture is to illustrate how not to frame jokes in movies. full review

James Berardinelli, ReelViews

"The Babymakers" is amazing in its complete lack of comedy, nearly satirical in its rejection of levity and full-on embrace of mediocrity. full review

Laremy Legel,

When a movie resorts to scenes of a grown man rolling around on a floor slick with spilled semen samples, something plainly has gone wrong. full review

Mark Olsen, Los Angeles Times

Every so often a movie comes along that's so lame, you can almost make out a "What the hell am I doing here?" thought bubble over an actor's head. full review

Sara Stewart, New York Post

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. full review

Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle

Viewers may suspect the filmmakers have no clue about the actual operation of fertility clinics and sperm banks (the plot depends on some pretty dubious practices, particularly involving donor anonymity), but most will be laughing too hard to care. full review

John DeFore, Hollywood Reporter

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. full review

Joe Leydon, Variety

Ah, infertility comedies - always such a good time. You remember the way you yukked it up at "Maybe Baby" and "A Smile Like Yours," don't you? Oh, wait, you don't? Exactly. full review

Tom Russo, Boston Globe

How does a comedy troupe even get from the frat-humor antics of "Beerfest" to the middle-class suburbanality of "Babymakers"? full review

Elizabeth Weitzman, New York Daily News

Delivered with sloppy, gleeful confidence, the movie is smarter than most gross-out comedies but isn't afraid to inspire an "Ewww." full review

Neil Genzlinger, New York Times

Even those with the lowest enjoyment threshold for knuckle-dragging comedies will be hard-pressed to find joy in this impotent misfire from director Jay Chandrasekhar. full review

Barbara VanDenburgh, Arizona Republic

Although I am aware sperm is a precious bodily fluid, I don't find it an especially funny one, and when a character spills half of the deposits in a sperm bank and then slips around on the floor like a clown on ice, I'm not laughing. full review

Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times

Munn, sexy and spirited, plays Audrey as a woman without much patience for arrested-male shenanigans. You may end up feeling the same way. full review

Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly

...this is one of the most technically inept movies I've seen in quite some time... full review

Glenn Kenny, MSN Movies

An increasingly incredulously plotted series of embarrassments about the wounded masculinity of a low sperm count. full review

Jake Coyle, Associated Press

Its 95 minutes feel like a trimester... full review

Melissa Anderson, Village Voice
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  • Release Year: 2012
  • MPAA Rating: R
  • Runtime: 98 min
  • Available From: Dec 18, 2012
  • Queued by: 889 people
Directed By
Jay Chandrasekhar
Paul Schneider, Olivia Munn, Kevin Heffernan, Wood Harris, Nat Faxon, Aisha Tyler, Collette Wolfe, Hayes MacArthur, Lindsey Kraft, Jay Chandrasekhar

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