Death to Smoochy (2002)



Critic Consensus: The talent involved can't save a script that has nowhere to go with its promising premise.

Movie Info

Randolph Smiley has it all--as star of the highest rated kid's show on TV, "Rainbow Randolph" has a penthouse, a Times Square billboard, cars, boats and all the indulgence that celebrity brings. Randolph also has an alcohol problem and a penchant for taking bribes from stage parents. These under-the-table transactions are quite lucrative until the Feds get wise. Busted and instantly reviled, Randolph is a star no more. Scandals don't play well to the under-8 demographic. Enter Sheldon Mopes and … More

Rating: R (for language and sexual references)
Genre: Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Adam Resnick
In Theaters:
On DVD: Sep 17, 2002
Box Office: $8.3M
Warner Bros. Pictures - Official Site


as Sheldon Mopes

as `Rainbow' Randolph S...

as Nora Wells

as Burke Bennett

as Marion Frank Stokes

as Tommy Cotter

as Angelo Pike

as Spinner Dunn

as Merv Green

as Buggy Ding Dong

as Bartender

as Henry the Thug

as Ben Franks

as Sonny Gordon

as Rhinette/Krinkle Kid...

as Rhinette/Krinkle Kid...

as Rhinette/Krinkle Kid...

as Rhinette/Krinkle Kid...

as Rhinette/Krinkle Kid...

as Senator

as Smoochy's Secretary

as Old Vagrant

as Skip Kleinman

as Hunter

as Reporter #1

as Reporter #2

as Reporter #3

as Reporter #5

as Reporter #6

as Reporter #7

as Save the Rhino Man

as Hispanic Dad

as Hispanic Mom

as Hispanic Boy

as Hispanic Girl

as Man in Crowd

as Man in Crowd #2

as Man in Crowd #3

as Little Girl

as News Anchor

as Lead Cop

as Little Girl's Dad

as Opera Diva

as Princess

as McCall

as Reporter #8
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Critic Reviews for Death to Smoochy

All Critics (136) | Top Critics (36)

A broad, braying yuk fest that revels in coarse jokes ... lacks the courage of its own cynicism ... and refuses to develop its own premise.

Full Review… | September 16, 2002
L.A. Weekly
Top Critic

A dark comedy that blows up like an exploding cigar, leaving nothing much behind but smoke, noise and a bad taste.

Full Review… | July 20, 2002
Chicago Tribune
Top Critic

An awful embarrassing movie...

Full Review… | April 29, 2009
Cinema Crazed

I was happy enough with it through most of it, but are we living in such insecure times that even dark, violent comedies now have to end on an up note?

Full Review… | July 29, 2007

Considering that it's meant to be a comedy about a TV children's show, DeVitto's picture is particularly irritating, nasty, and mean-spirited.

Full Review… | June 12, 2006

[T]his is a movie that ought to have been a lot funnier... Death to Smoochy is a cry likely to be heard by ticketbuyers as well.

| January 4, 2004

Audience Reviews for Death to Smoochy

I loved the black comedy and how so many awful things happen with the involve of a children TV show. But Death to Smoochy have a bad script, what don't hel´p the movie. Rotten.

Lucas Martins
Lucas Martins

Super Reviewer

He's Big, He's Blue, He's Smoochy... and He's got to DIE!

Good fun movie. It's entertaining and the story was smart and witty with lots of oddballs thrown around. Nice cast to go along with Williams and Norton who were very funny.

Fired in disgrace, kids show host Randolph Smiley finds himself out on the street, while his replacement Sheldon Mopes, finds himself on the fast track to success with a new hit show as the proud purple rhino Smoochy. But things take a turn for the worst when Sheldon finds out that some of the people that he works with, and some he doesn't know he's working for, are all in it for the money. Meanwhile, Randolph is slowly turning insane with his only thoughts focusing on killing Smoochy and getting back to his life of luxury.

Manu Gino

Super Reviewer

Ohh what a terrible movie.
the whole concept is absolutely ludicrus and boring.
I found Edward Norton extremly annoying in this movie that i couldnt finish this movie without getting absolutely irritated by this movie.

Film Crazy

Super Reviewer

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