• PG-13, 1 hr. 28 min.
  • Comedy
  • Directed By:
    Danny DeVito
    In Theaters:
    Dec 11, 1987 Wide
    On DVD:
    May 8, 2001

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Throw Momma from the Train Reviews

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Brian Costello
Common Sense Media

Dark '80s comedy with slapstick and sexual content.

Full Review Source: Common Sense Media | Original Score: 3/5

September 13, 2012
Variety Staff
Variety
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Very clever and engaging from beginning to end, pic builds on the notion that nearly everyone - at least once in life - has the desire to snuff out a relative or nemesis, even if 99.9% of us let the urge pass without ever acting on it.

Full Review Source: Variety

March 26, 2009
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com

| Original Score: 4/5

September 13, 2007
Geoff Andrew
Time Out
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If it all gets a little soft-centred towards the end, there's more than enough vitality and invention to be going on with.

Full Review Source: Time Out

June 24, 2006
Rebecca Murray
About.com

| Original Score: 4/5

August 22, 2005
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall

darkly hilarious

| Original Score: 4/5

April 29, 2005
Rob Thomas
Capital Times (Madison, WI)

Funny film that sort of play-acts being a black comedy

| Original Score: 3/5

November 18, 2004
Jon Niccum
Lawrence Journal-World

| Original Score: 3/5

June 25, 2004
Daniel M. Kimmel
Worcester Telegram & Gazette

| Original Score: 5/5

March 17, 2004
Oz
Hollywood Bitchslap

| Original Score: 3/5

March 4, 2004
Kevin A. Ranson
MovieCrypt.com

Sultry.

| Original Score: 3/5

September 19, 2003
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

A rather sweet little comedy masquerading as a black comedy.

| Original Score: 4/5

September 11, 2003
John Esther
Pasadena Weekly

| Original Score: 4/5

August 21, 2003
Ryan Cracknell
Movie Views

| Original Score: 3/5

August 18, 2003
Janet Maslin
New York Times
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Mr. Crystal and Mr. DeVito ... make one of the oddest pairs imaginable but have a rapport that's a delight.

Full Review Source: New York Times

May 20, 2003
Shannon J. Harvey
Sunday Times (Australia)

| Original Score: 3/5

February 13, 2003
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)

| Original Score: 3/5

November 7, 2002
Mark Palermo
Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)

| Original Score: 3/5

October 14, 2002
Scott Weinberg
eFilmCritic.com

| Original Score: 4/5

July 27, 2002
Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com

| Original Score: 2/5

December 28, 2004
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