Death to Smoochy Reviews

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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
April 29, 2009
An awful embarrassing movie...
Rob Gonsalves
eFilmCritic.com
July 29, 2007
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 | Original Score: 4/5
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
June 12, 2006
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 | Original Score: D
Daniel M. Kimmel
Worcester Telegram & Gazette
January 4, 2004
[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.
| Original Score: 2/5
Andrew Manning
Radio Free Entertainment
September 9, 2003
Robin Williams' manic energy is put to perfect use in this amusing and twisted comedy.
| Original Score: 8.5/10
Michael Szymanski
Zap2it.com
August 28, 2003
I giggled all the way through "Death to Smoochy." It wasn't that ha-ha giggle, it was that evil, kind of maniacal giggle.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Pablo Villaca
Cinema em Cena
July 25, 2003
Comédia de humor negro com direção excessiva de DeVito, traz Edward Norton em um bom desempenho. É uma pena que o roteiro não tenha sido melhor aproveitado, já que este filme poderia ser mais interessante.
| Original Score: 3/5
Brian Mckay
eFilmCritic.com
March 19, 2003
Suffers from the same problem as most of the shows it pokes fun at - it runs on for far too long . . . to maintain a firm hold on the attention span of it's intended audience.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
John R. McEwen
Film Quips Online
February 8, 2003
Director DeVito has referred to this film as 'a cross between Barney and Pulp Fiction.' He wishes.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
December 27, 2002
It's bizarre, wild, entertaining and deliciously dark. Death to Smoochy is a splendid parody as Danny DeVito revels in the darkness of the project and Robin Williams excels at the wild swings of madness the role demands. At times melodramatic, but always
Alex Nohe
Film Threat
December 8, 2002
The premise is a comedy cliché.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
James Rocchi
Netflix
November 7, 2002
Kiddie-TV satire has foul-mouthed mania to spare, but never attains true inspiration.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Alex Ramirez
Cinenganos
October 8, 2002
Nada excepcional, pero si gustan del humor mordaz pero moderado de DeVito no saldrán desilusionados.
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
October 5, 2002
Some viewers will enjoy the movie's sheer weirdness, but for me it proved too odd and too erratic to maintain my attention for long.
| Original Score: 5/10
Chuck Rudolph
Matinee Magazine
September 17, 2002
Its cruel pointlessness zaps Williams back into the fearless encroachment his best work has contained.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Top Critic
John Powers
L.A. Weekly
September 16, 2002
A broad, braying yuk fest that revels in coarse jokes ... lacks the courage of its own cynicism ... and refuses to develop its own premise.
Kevin N. Laforest
Montreal Film Journal
September 10, 2002
Spectacularly unfunny.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Mark Palermo
Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
August 25, 2002
A movie that can't decide how it feels about any of its characters, and becomes exhausted with indifference before the one-hour mark.
Top Critic
Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune
July 20, 2002
A dark comedy that blows up like an exploding cigar, leaving nothing much behind but smoke, noise and a bad taste.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
July 10, 2002
An amusing and dark take on children's shows and charities.
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