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Throw Momma from the Train Reviews

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November 8, 2016
Danny DeVito directs and stars in this funny, offbeat homage to Alfred Hitchcock thrillers, but it's co-star Billy Crystal who brings all the elements together
January 11, 2016
So-so diverting one-note black comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
February 27, 2015
...a fairly forgettable piece of work that could (and should) have been so much better...
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
September 13, 2012
Dark '80s comedy with slapstick and sexual content.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
March 26, 2009
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.
June 24, 2006
If it all gets a little soft-centred towards the end, there's more than enough vitality and invention to be going on with.
April 29, 2005
darkly hilarious
| Original Score: 4/5
November 18, 2004
Funny film that sort of play-acts being a black comedy
| Original Score: 3/5
August 27, 2004
This black comedy careens all over the place to squeeze laughs out of matricide, jealousy, and the ego trip of writers. Most of the time, the humor is strained
Full Review| Original Score: 1/5
September 19, 2003
Sultry.
| Original Score: 3/5
September 11, 2003
A rather sweet little comedy masquerading as a black comedy.
| Original Score: 4/5
May 20, 2003
Mr. Crystal and Mr. DeVito ... make one of the oddest pairs imaginable but have a rapport that's a delight.
January 1, 2000
"Throw Momma from the Train" is a series of missed opportunities and unexploited situations, a movie that wants to have genuine nastiness at its heart but never quite works up the energy or the nerve to be truly heartless.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
January 1, 2000
You can feel how much fun it was for DeVito to direct this. But the movie's one-note broadness seems suited more to cable.
January 1, 2000
Better yet, just throw the whole thing in front of a subway and hope it gets dragged a couple of miles.
January 1, 2000
Danny DeVito's directing debut seems to indicate he is not yet ready to direct. The characters are neither believable nor likable and the comedy is not funny.
Full Review | Original Score: -1 out of -4..+4
September 13, 2007
| Original Score: 4/5
August 22, 2005
| Original Score: 4/5
December 28, 2004
| Original Score: 2/5
November 23, 2004
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
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