Throw Momma from the Train Reviews

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Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
May 23, 2003
| Original Score: 2/5
Top Critic
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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
Mark R. Leeper
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
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
September 16, 2002
| Original Score: 2/5
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
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
| Original Score: 1/5
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
November 19, 2004
| Original Score: 0/5
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
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.
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal
August 22, 2003
| Original Score: 2/5
Jake Euker
F5 (Wichita, KS)
July 8, 2004
| Original Score: 2/5
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Rita Kempley
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
Better yet, just throw the whole thing in front of a subway and hope it gets dragged a couple of miles.
Emanuel Levy
November 23, 2004
| Original Score: 2/5
Michael Dequina
December 28, 2004
| Original Score: 2/5
Brian Costello
Common Sense Media
September 13, 2012
Dark '80s comedy with slapstick and sexual content.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Scott Weinberg
July 27, 2002
| Original Score: 4/5
Rebecca Murray
August 22, 2005
| Original Score: 4/5
Cole Smithey
September 13, 2007
| Original Score: 4/5
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Variety Staff
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.
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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
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.
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
November 7, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
April 29, 2005
darkly hilarious
| Original Score: 4/5
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