Death to Smoochy Reviews

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Rob Gonsalves
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

Empire Magazine
December 30, 2006
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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
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
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
James Rocchi
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
October 8, 2002
Nada excepcional, pero si gustan del humor mordaz pero moderado de DeVito no saldrán desilusionados.
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
July 10, 2002
An amusing and dark take on children's shows and charities.
James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette
June 3, 2002
Just when most comedies would begin to back-pedal away from bitterness, "Smoochy" goes into satiric overdrive ... It's enough to make a Teletubby blush.
Kevin A. Ranson
April 12, 2002
... this film embraces an R-rating that can cause damage to a small child's fragile mind (or educate them prematurely.)
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Michael Dequina
April 9, 2002
DeVito and Resnick revive an old joke with such venomous verve that it feels freshly wicked.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Ross Anthony
Hollywood Report Card
April 4, 2002
A twisted collision of "Barney" "The Fisher King" and "Serpico."
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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J. Hoberman
Village Voice
April 2, 2002
Death to Smoochy is often very funny, but what's even more remarkable is the integrity of DeVito's misanthropic vision.
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
April 1, 2002
It is an uneven film, to be sure, but it is still a lot of fun.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Michael Tunison
Boxoffice Magazine
April 1, 2002
There's much sinister fun here for those who appreciate its unapologetically twisted excesses.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Marc Savlov
Austin Chronicle
March 31, 2002
The result comes out loud, brash, vulgar, and considerably entertaining.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
March 29, 2002
A rude black comedy about the catalytic effect a holy fool has upon those around him in the cutthroat world of children's television.
Jim Judy
Screen It!
March 29, 2002
Enough of the bits work and some are so funny that the overall effort comes off as contagiously enjoyable and often hilariously entertaining.
Full Review | Original Score: 7.5/10
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Todd McCarthy
March 26, 2009
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Time Out
January 26, 2006
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Houston Chronicle
July 21, 2005
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November 14, 2002
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Jeff Strickler
Minneapolis Star Tribune
November 6, 2002
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Atlanta Journal-Constitution
November 5, 2002
Jean Lowerison
San Diego Metropolitan
October 21, 2002
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Jimmy O
Film Snobs
June 10, 2002
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
June 6, 2002
Renie Scolaro Mora
April 12, 2002

Boston Phoenix
April 5, 2002
Adam Nayman
March 31, 2002
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St. Louis Post-Dispatch
March 29, 2002
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Arizona Republic
March 29, 2002
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