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Throw Momma from the Train Reviews

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Variety Staff
Variety
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.
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
May 20, 2003
Mr. Crystal and Mr. DeVito ... make one of the oddest pairs imaginable but have a rapport that's a delight.
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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
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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.
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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.