The Toxic Avenger Reviews

May 4, 2017
The humor is not merely sophomoric and silly, it's aggressively so, and the bargain basement gore effects are over-the-top and excessive.
July 29, 2016
Leave it to Lloyd Kaufman and Michael Herz to take typical superhero tropes and twist in to something wonderfully gruesome and absurd.
June 15, 2015
here, beneath all the smiles and sun and buff bodies, is a vision of the US as a place of corruption, pollution, and violent criminality, with the ordinary law-abiding "little people" constantly at the mercy of a toxic American Dream.
September 27, 2014
Still manages to trigger disgust and a handful of laughs, representing not only a key Troma financial victory, but it's quite possibly their finest original work.
March 28, 2007
Cruddy, primal, extremely violent, and fairly entertaining, it captures some of the snot-flicking spirit of the old EC comics.
March 28, 2007
Though it is silly, sleazy, and graphically violent, The Toxic Avenger does hold a bit of warped charm for fans of this sort of thing.
Top Critic
March 28, 2007
An outlandish mix of gory violence and realistic special effects.
February 9, 2006
It all falls apart after an hour, chunks of the preceding entertainment reappearing as random montages.
September 14, 2005
July 28, 2005
July 20, 2005
It's your basic nerd revenge fantasy, only decked out in gore and over-the-top, bad-taste gags.
October 30, 2004
August 30, 2004
[It] may be trash, but it has a maniacally farcical sense of humor, and Tromaville's evildoers are dispatched in ingenious ways.
October 14, 2003
The Toxic Avenger tells the humorous story of a geeky weakling who is turned into a superhero when he is slimed by some toxic waste.
August 1, 2003
The Toxic Avenger is an incredibly bizarre flick, combining silly jokes with outrageous gore, but it works.
March 17, 2003
It's passable entertainment for a while, but even with the short 87 minute running time it starts to feel a bit long in the tooth
September 10, 2002
Simply one of the most embarassingly entertaining movies I've ever seen!
July 29, 2002
July 26, 2002
January 1, 2000
It has crude production values, weak humor, and an inexplicable following.