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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. Read full review
Its modest (if occasionally gross-out) stabs at genre parody rarely insult our intelligence and even allow for the kind of retro deadpan silliness Mel Brooks used to underline his louder punch lines. Read full review
The movie is delightfully crude in places (including an instance of relay puking) and just plain silly-clever in others. Read full review
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. Read full review
Hell Baby works as a joke factory first and foremost, a collection of tropes (some mocked) second, and a movie a distant third. Read full review
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. Read full review
Like bad houseguests, the creators of Hell Baby overstay their welcome. Read full review
The birth of the titular infant — what the whole movie’s leading up to — is just an anticlimactic mess. Read full review
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. Read full review
Tedious and tasteless in equal measure, the lazy horror parody Hell Baby gives grossout comedy a bad name. Read full review
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