• R, 1 hr. 49 min.
  • Comedy
  • Directed By:
    Danny DeVito
    In Theaters:
    Mar 29, 2002 Wide
    On DVD:
    Sep 17, 2002
  • Warner Bros. Pictures

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Death to Smoochy Reviews

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Rob Gonsalves
eFilmCritic.com

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 Source: eFilmCritic.com | Original Score: 4/5

July 29, 2007
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com

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 Source: EmanuelLevy.Com | Original Score: D

June 12, 2006
Daniel M. Kimmel
Worcester Telegram & Gazette

[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.

Full Review | Original Score: 2/5

January 4, 2004
Andrew Manning
Radio Free Entertainment

Robin Williams' manic energy is put to perfect use in this amusing and twisted comedy.

| Original Score: 8.5/10

September 9, 2003
Michael Szymanski
Zap2it.com

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 Source: Zap2it.com | Original Score: 4/4

August 28, 2003
Pablo Villaca
Cinema em Cena

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

July 25, 2003
Brian Mckay
eFilmCritic.com

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 Source: eFilmCritic.com | Original Score: 2/5

March 19, 2003
John R. McEwen
Film Quips Online

Director DeVito has referred to this film as 'a cross between Barney and Pulp Fiction.' He wishes.

Full Review Source: Film Quips Online | Original Score: 3.5/5

February 8, 2003
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile

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

Full Review Source: Urban Cinefile

December 27, 2002
Alex Nohe
Film Threat

The premise is a comedy cliché.

Full Review Source: Film Threat | Original Score: 1/5

December 8, 2002
James Rocchi
Netflix

Kiddie-TV satire has foul-mouthed mania to spare, but never attains true inspiration.

Full Review Source: Netflix | Original Score: 3/5

November 7, 2002
Alex Ramirez
Cinenganos

Nada excepcional, pero si gustan del humor mordaz pero moderado de DeVito no saldrán desilusionados.

October 8, 2002
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis

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

October 5, 2002
Chuck Rudolph
Matinee Magazine

Its cruel pointlessness zaps Williams back into the fearless encroachment his best work has contained.

Full Review Source: Matinee Magazine | Original Score: B

September 17, 2002
John Powers
L.A. Weekly
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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 Source: L.A. Weekly

September 16, 2002
Kevin N. Laforest
Montreal Film Journal

Spectacularly unfunny.

Full Review Source: Montreal Film Journal | Original Score: 1/4

September 10, 2002
Mark Palermo
Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)

A movie that can't decide how it feels about any of its characters, and becomes exhausted with indifference before the one-hour mark.

Full Review

August 25, 2002
Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune
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A dark comedy that blows up like an exploding cigar, leaving nothing much behind but smoke, noise and a bad taste.

Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune | Original Score: 2/4

July 20, 2002

An amusing and dark take on children's shows and charities.

Full Review

July 10, 2002
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk

a gale force of energy and creativity in the service of a lame idea

Full Review Source: Q Network Film Desk | Original Score: 1.5/4

June 13, 2002
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