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  • 38
    Scott Bowles USA Today

    Hell Baby is what happens when you try to parody a parody. The result is a film that's less than half as funny as its predecessor, and a sliver as clever as the original. show more

  • 20
    Joe Neumaier New York Daily News

    Evil babies aren’t exactly fresh meat for parody. Then again, there’s hardly a laugh in this whole hellish thing. show more

  • 20
    Justin Lowe The Hollywood Reporter

    Garant and Lennon’ script, with its insistence on constantly repeating the same gags, rapidly wears thin. show more

  • 50
    William Goss Film.com

    Given Garant and Lennon’s background on “The State” and “Reno 911,” their scattershot approach as filmmakers isn’t especially surprising; for every oddly specific Shakespeare reference or detour to the local po-boy joint, there’s an ongoing parade of puke and an awful rubber suit with which to contend. show more

  • 63
    Chuck Bowen Slant Magazine

    Robert Ben Garant and Thomas Lennon display a freewheelin' sense of invention that should be watched closely, because they have the raw stuff of major comic filmmakers. show more

  • 50
    Sara Stewart New York Post

    The birth of the titular infant — what the whole movie’s leading up to — is just an anticlimactic mess. show more

  • 50
    Simon Abrams RogerEbert.com

    Like bad houseguests, the creators of Hell Baby overstay their welcome. show more

  • 12
    Peter Keough Boston Globe

    As a five-minute sketch it would have been so-so. But as a 93-minute slog through witless puerility, it seems like an eternity in hell, baby. show more

  • 70
    Nathan Rabin The Dissolve

    It’s modest, scrappy, and resourceful, a low-budget comedy that makes the most of a central setting and a cast packed with gifted improvisers. show more

  • 58
    Gabe Toro The Playlist

    Hell Baby works as a joke factory first and foremost, a collection of tropes (some mocked) second, and a movie a distant third. show more

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