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Drowning Mona Reviews

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March 19, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
January 1, 2000
Drowning Mona takes a fresh and funny spin on the classic mystery plot in which someone is so universally loathed that practically everyone is a credible suspect.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
January 1, 2000
I got a kick out of much of Drowning Mona.
January 1, 2000
My problem was that I didn't care who killed Mona Dearly, or why.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
January 1, 2000
Drowning Mona is a funny comedy for about 90 seconds.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
January 1, 2000
The film is monumentally minor -- you'll hardly remember you saw it a week later.
January 1, 2000
Drowning Mona seems cut out to be a special, two-hour PBS Mystery! not a theatrical release.
January 1, 2000
I find it hard to dislike.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
January 1, 2000
Disappointingly tame (and often lame) comedy that consistently misses opportunities to do something clever or inventive.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
January 1, 2000
Once you sit through the rest of this comedic approximation of a soak in pond scum, you may wish you had joined her in the Hudson River.
Read More | Original Score: 1/4
January 1, 2000
[Gomez] extracts potent comedy from the material's more outrageous situations and displays a sure hand with his talented cast.
January 1, 2000
Writer Peter Steinfeld and director Nick Gomez come through remarkably well.
January 1, 2000
No kind of triumph of anything over anything.
January 1, 2000
Rudely funny.
January 1, 2000
Too pleased with its own outrageousness.
Full Review | Original Score: C
January 1, 2000
Either they had something on [Nick Gomez] or he needed the money.
January 1, 2000
A backwoods slapstick that lacks the anarchy needed for true farce.
January 1, 2000
Mona, a screenplay dripping with contempt, gives its cast enough rope and enough bad jokes to make you feel seriously sorry for all of them.
January 1, 2000
The cars are the funniest thing in the movie. And really, they're not all that funny.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
January 1, 2000
Too bland to be repulsive.
January 1, 2000
Drowning Mona runs out of ideas before its 95 minutes are up.
January 1, 2000
Mona is a dreary crash of malapropisms and slapstick maimings wrapped very loosely around a murder mystery.
Read More | Original Score: 0.5/5
January 1, 2000
Sitting in the theater watching this crap, it's impossible not to wonder why one bothered to go at all.
January 1, 2000
Fierce appeal and beautifully wrought wit.