Babes

critic Reviews

, 91% Certified Fresh Tomatometer Score
  • Offering an uproariously unvarnished look at motherhood and female friendships, Babes finds Pamela Adlon making an assured feature-length directorial debut with a big assist from stars Ilana Glazer and Michelle Buteau.
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    Christy LemireFilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
    It is so fun. If you loved Bridesmaids, you will love Babes.
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    Moira MacDonaldSeattle Times
    Life, as a character in "Babes" points out, isn't always like a Nora Ephron movie, but it's a pleasure to watch these two stumble toward their own happy ending.
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    Radheyan SimonpillaiCTV's Your Morning
    It's like Bridesmaid but about pregnancy, and all the stuff that comes out in a pregnancy, and I mean all the physical stuff and emotional stuff.
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    Sarah-Tai BlackGlobe and Mail
    Unfortunately, what is a tender and at times fantastically raunchy film... is continually undermined by writing that is so self-satisfied with its quips and gags that it bypasses the work of actually building out a complex story.
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    Richard RoeperChicago Sun-Times
    When I say Babes is one messy comedy, I mean that in the best possible way.
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    Adam GrahamDetroit News
    This is more a comedy of familiarity, in which viewers will see parts of themselves — and, just as importantly, their besties.
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    Rachel WestAWFJ.org
    With Glazer and Buteau, Babes is relatable to anyone who has maneuvered the ups and down from childhood friendships to adult ones.
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    Jim LaczkowskiDirector's Club
    That’ll do, babes. That’ll do. In all seriousness, Babes is often a very funny movie. Pure and simple. Pamela Adlon knows how to direct comedy better than most.
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    Manuel BetancourtFilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
    Great physical comedy and witty one-liners throughout.
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    Loren KingNewport This Week (RI)
    Glazer, and especially Buteau, sometimes strike the right note of madcap and truthful. But such hits are mostly overpowered by misfires.
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