Death to Smoochy Synopsis
A fired TV star (Robin Williams) tries to kill his replacement (Edward Norton).
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
The spectacle is nothing short of refreshing.
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75

Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
If you're in the mood for razor-sharp satire, this is the most refreshingly outrageous movie of the season.
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63

New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
Plays like a long TV sketch, but with an array of characters, themes, subplots and situations just clever enough to keep it moving, and to...
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63

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
In general, parodies may not rely overmuch on plot, but they need more in this department than Death to Smoochy possesses.
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50

Boston Globe

By Loren King
The script boasts some tart TV-insider humor, but the film has not a trace of humanity or empathy.
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50

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Smoochy, like the cuddly character, tries to be loved and ends on an unrealistically upbeat note. But it's in better, wittier form just...
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50

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Wilmington
A dark comedy that blows up like an exploding cigar, leaving nothing much behind but smoke, noise and a bad taste.
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40

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
This black-comic assault on family entertainment is going to set a lot of teeth on edge -- If only his (De Vito's) material were better this...
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38

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
Williams, going full throttle as the desperate deposed kiddie icon Rainbow Ralph, is, well, simply exhausting.
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33

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Tells a moldy-oldie, not-nearly-as-nasty-as-it-thinks-it-is joke. Over and over again.
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Rated R | For Sexual References and Language