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Adventures in Babysitting

  • Rated PG13
  • HD and SD formats available


A quiet evening turns into a wild expedition for a teen babysitter.

Rotten Tomatoes® scores

  • Critic Score
  • Audience Score

common sense

ON for kids age 12
3 out of 5
Drinking, drugs, & smoking
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
Positive messages
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
3 out of 5

Sitter's misadventures are mostly light fun.

what parents need to know

Parents need to know that this movie does include some violent scenes, but they're mostly fodder for jokes that center on the vivid imaginations of kids from the 'burbs. A "stab wound" results in just one stitch; criminals chase the kids through the city, but not for the sinister reason they think. You'll also find some guns, fistfights, and one scary moment where a little girl tries to escape a high-rise building by climbing out a window. The movie is also a little racy, with talk of Playboy magazine and a surprising number of sexual innuendos.

what families can talk about

  • Families can talk about whether Chris made the right decision by taking the children into the city. What could she have done differently when her friend calls her from the bus station? What would have been the sensible, "grown-up" thing to do?

movie reviews from Rotten Tomatoes®

Top Critic Reviews


- Christian Toto, Washington Times, Thursday, June 24, 2010

Fresh: A comedy classic unlikely to ever age

- Clint Morris, Film Threat, Thursday, June 24, 2010


- Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com, Thursday, June 24, 2010

Audience Reviews

2 stars

A rather silly yet mildly enjoyable comedy that belongs in the '80s with its cheesy, dated jokes and inane sense of humor (as when someone calls another a homo as a slur), and today it won't be seen as more than an ordinary pastime that can still offer a few laughs.

- blacksheepboy, Monday, July 7, 2014

3 stars

An 80s classic!

- FilmFanatik, Monday, December 21, 2009

3 stars

Best. Part. Ever. :)

- CrookedlittleB33, Friday, January 1, 2010