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Duplex Reviews

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
February 27, 2015
It becomes more and more clear that Duplex marks filmmaker Danny DeVito's attempt at replicating the success of Throw Momma From The Train...
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
December 22, 2010
Gets old fast, and the pay-off disappoints.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
April 29, 2009
A crude, disgusting, irritating, mean-spirited and unfunny dark comedy...

Film4
August 12, 2008
Despite confident direction and performances, it rarely lifts itself above the ordinary.
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David Rooney
Variety
July 22, 2008
This numbing barrage of demolition humor scores only a modest laugh count.
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Time Out
January 26, 2006
The material is capably handled by director DeVito and lifted by Stiller, a dab hand at physical comedy who also exhibits some onscreen chemistry with Barrymore.
Kevin Carr
Fat Guys at the Movies
December 6, 2005
Danny DeVito is one of the most underrated directors of our time.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Harry Guerin
RTÉ (Ireland)
July 16, 2004
Expecting Stiller to look stressed and Barrymore to look sweet isn't exactly demanding too much of your stars.,
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Anton Bitel
Movie Gazette
April 30, 2004
Hard as it is to care about these homicidal homemakers, it is harder still to laugh at them.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/10
April 13, 2004
Barrymore wanders through scenes as if she has trouble remembering what day it is.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Rafe Telsch
CinemaBlend.com
March 19, 2004
War of the Roses!Throw Momma From the Train! War of the Roses! Throw Momma From the Train!
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Jake Euker
F5 (Wichita, KS)
March 19, 2004
Offer[ed] as a grown-up variation of the kind of fart-and-vomit humor that's passed around at the cineplex every day. But why? It is what it is.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena
March 17, 2004
Contando com um bom desfecho (algo raro nos dias de hoje), Duplex representa um passatempo razoável.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star
March 8, 2004
Duplex puts its viewers in a painful suplex.
| Original Score: 2/4
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
March 4, 2004
What this little comedy needed was a little...comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
February 12, 2004
There's a nice dark comedy in this script that's flattened by DeVito's direction, which continually opts for manic goofiness and cruel vulgarity.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Daniel M. Kimmel
Worcester Telegram & Gazette
January 1, 2004
Duplex collapses in rubble long before the duplex of the film does, and it's not even interesting wreckage.
Full Review| Original Score: 1/5
Prairie Miller
Long Island Press
December 31, 2003
not since 'Whatever Happened to Baby Jane,' has geriatric terrorism been so creepy.
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
November 4, 2003
Had Danny DeVito been born British and a quarter-century earlier, he would have fit right in at Ealing Studios, the English outfit known for biting black comedies.
| Original Score: 3/4
Jim Shelby
Palo Alto Weekly
October 24, 2003
DeVito keeps hurling handfuls of well-funded excrement on the screen and expects us to think it's funny.
| Original Score: 1/4
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