Death to Smoochy 2002

Death to Smoochy

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

42%

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Movie Info

Tells the story of Rainbow Randolph (Robin Williams), the corrupt, costumed star of a popular children's TV show, who is fired over a bribery scandal and replaced by squeaky-clean Smoochy (Edward Norton), a puffy fuscia rhinoceros. As Smoochy catapults to fame - scoring hit ratings and the affections of a network executive (Catherine Keener) - Randolph makes the unsuspecting rhino the target of his numerous outrageous attempts to exact revenge and reclaim his status as America's sweetheart.

Cast & Crew

Ed Norton
Sheldon Mopes, Smoochy
Jon Stewart
M. Frank Stokes
Michael Rispoli
Spinner Dunn
Pam Ferris
Tommy Kotter
Vincent Schiavelli
Buggy Ding Dong
Anastas N. Michos
Cinematographer
Howard Cummings
Production Designer
Jon Poll
Film Editor
David Newman
Original Music
Jane Ruhm
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Critic Reviews for Death to Smoochy

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  • Oct 16, 2017
    A dark satire from director Danny DeVito, Death to Smoochy delivers some wicked laughs but it's also kind of a mess. After children's TV show star Rainbow Randolph is arrested for accepting bribes the network cancels his show and replaces it with newcomer Sheldon Mopes' Smoochy the Rhino, but Mopes soon finds his new show being sabotaged by Randolph who's determined to get his old show back. Starring Robin Williams, Edward Norton, Catherine Keener, and Danny DeVito, the film features an impressive cast; though their performances are rather weak. And the comedy is all over the place, ranging from clever satire to slapstick; there no consistent tone. Also, the plot is pretty convoluted, with extraneous characters and subplots that don't really go anywhere. Yet even with all ts problems, Death to Smoochy is an entertaining bit of wacky fun that has its moments.
    Dann M Super Reviewer
  • May 25, 2013
    good cast, Norton as normal the most outstanding. good script perfect for de vitos style which makes sense as it was primarily his baby. however the subject matter is uninteresting to me
    Sanity Assassin ! Super Reviewer
  • Mar 19, 2012
    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 M Super Reviewer
  • May 15, 2011
    Death to Smoochy is one of the weirdest movies I have seen. I really enjoyed aspects of it and really hated others. Edward Norton was spot on, as usual, in the role of Smoochy; but the Robin Williams/Rainbow Randolph aspect was horrible. The movie was all over the place and in the end was just not as good as it could or should have been.
    Melvin W Super Reviewer

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