• Released
  • September 6, 2013
  • (Limited)
  • R , 1 hr 38 min
  • Comedy
    Horror
  • 8 Fan Ratings
70

The Dissolve

By Nathan Rabin
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.
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70

Los Angeles Times

By Robert Abele
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.
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70

Village Voice

By Stephanie Zacharek
The movie is delightfully crude in places (including an instance of relay puking) and just plain silly-clever in others.
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63

Slant Magazine

By Chuck Bowen
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.
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58

The Playlist

By Gabe Toro
Hell Baby works as a joke factory first and foremost, a collection of tropes (some mocked) second, and a movie a distant third.
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50

Film.com

By William Goss
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.
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50

RogerEbert.com

By Simon Abrams
Like bad houseguests, the creators of Hell Baby overstay their welcome.
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50

New York Post

By Sara Stewart
The birth of the titular infant — what the whole movie’s leading up to — is just an anticlimactic mess.
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38

USA Today

By Scott Bowles
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.
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10

Variety

Tedious and tasteless in equal measure, the lazy horror parody Hell Baby gives grossout comedy a bad name.
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41 out of 100
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