*batteries not included
*batteries not included (1987)

Hume Cronyn and Jessica Tandy are among the impoverished residents of a slum tenement threatened with demolition by evil land developers. Only a miracle can save Cronyn, Tandy, and their friends -- and that miracle manifests itself in the… More

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Rated: G
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Release Date: December 18, 1987
DVD Release Date: March 16, 1999
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Critic Score: 60% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Gene Siskel
Chicago Tribune

This film is so harmless it`s boring.

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Federico Furzan

A long 'Amazing Stories' episode that still feels refreshing after 30 years of being released. [Full review in Spanish].

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Scott Weinberg

Aliens help the poor!

Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

Batteries Not Included is a sweet, cheerful and funny family entertainment.

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Alex Orner
Common Sense Media

A good film the whole family can enjoy.

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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

The extraterrestrial elves, who thrive on electricity and replicate themselves out of scrap metal, are no less charming, and the special effects show them off gracefully.

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Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality & Practice

An entertaining and heartwarming drama.

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Flixster Audience Score: 64% Flixster User Reviews
Alex roy
Batteries not Included is a childhood favorite and is a perfect family film. Well directed by Matthew Robbins, this is a great film and it has such a good… More
Poor SFX. Passable family movie.
Alexis Nomm
A heartwarming story of aliens saving a lost group of souls. I grew up watching this movie and it will always be one of my favorites.
JY Skacto
A sci-fi film with such an original story for its time. Heck, it still is an original story.<p>The movie takes a while to get going. You don't get… More
Jason Owens
For many years, I've been wanting to see "Batteries Not Included," but none of the local video stores carried it, so I had to wait until it came… More
Curtis Lilly
Been a while.