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Drowning Mona Reviews

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Globe and Mail
March 19, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
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
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Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel
January 1, 2000
I got a kick out of much of Drowning Mona.
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Roger Ebert
At the Movies
January 1, 2000
My problem was that I didn't care who killed Mona Dearly, or why.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
January 1, 2000
Drowning Mona is a funny comedy for about 90 seconds.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Louis B. Parks
Houston Chronicle
January 1, 2000
The film is monumentally minor -- you'll hardly remember you saw it a week later.
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David L. Beck
San Jose Mercury News
January 1, 2000
Drowning Mona seems cut out to be a special, two-hour PBS Mystery! not a theatrical release.
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Lou Lumenick
New York Post
January 1, 2000
I find it hard to dislike.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
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
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Susan Wloszczyna
USA Today
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
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Todd McCarthy
Variety
January 1, 2000
[Gomez] extracts potent comedy from the material's more outrageous situations and displays a sure hand with his talented cast.
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Bob Thomas
Associated Press
January 1, 2000
Writer Peter Steinfeld and director Nick Gomez come through remarkably well.
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Gemma Files
Film.com
January 1, 2000
No kind of triumph of anything over anything.
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Jay Carr
Boston Globe
January 1, 2000
Rudely funny.
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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
January 1, 2000
Too pleased with its own outrageousness.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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Amy Taubin
Village Voice
January 1, 2000
Either they had something on [Nick Gomez] or he needed the money.
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Charles Taylor
Salon.com
January 1, 2000
A backwoods slapstick that lacks the anarchy needed for true farce.
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Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune
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.
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Tom Long
Detroit News
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
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Tom Sime
Dallas Morning News
January 1, 2000
Too bland to be repulsive.
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John Hartl
Seattle Times
January 1, 2000
Drowning Mona runs out of ideas before its 95 minutes are up.
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Elvis Mitchell
New York Times
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
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Ted Gideonse
Newsweek
January 1, 2000
Sitting in the theater watching this crap, it's impossible not to wonder why one bothered to go at all.
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Michael Atkinson
Mr. Showbiz
January 1, 2000
Fierce appeal and beautifully wrought wit.