Death to Smoochy

Death to Smoochy
Death to Smoochy
  • R
  • 1h 49m
  • 2002
Rotten42%
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Randolph Smiley (Robin Williams) had it all. As Rainbow Randolph, star of children's TV, there was a Manhattan penthouse, billboard on Times Square, cars, boats ... and bribes from stage parents to put their kids on his program. Busted and reviled, Randolph is a star no more. Enter Sheldon Mopes (Edward Norton) and his alter ego Smoochy, a puffy, fuscia rhinoceros. Kids love Smoochy's innocence and unrelenting ethics. Now Smoochy has the penthouse, billboard and smooth-talking agent (Danny DeVito). But Sheldon quickly learns that children's television is a dangerous, backstabbing world--but his biggest problem is Rainbow Randolph, who, broke and homeless, has sworn Death to Smoochy.

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

TOMATOMETER®
Rotten42%
Critics Consensus: The talent involved can't save a script that has nowhere to go with its promising premise.
Reviews
L.A. Weekly
John Powers
Rotten

A broad, braying yuk fest that revels in coarse jokes ... lacks the courage of its own cynicism .....

June 17, 2017
Chicago Tribune
Michael Wilmington
Rotten

A dark comedy that blows up like an exploding cigar, leaving nothing much behind but smoke, noise...

June 17, 2017
Village Voice
J. Hoberman
Fresh

Death to Smoochy is often very funny, but what's even more remarkable is the integrity of DeVito's...

June 17, 2017
Ebert & Roeper
Richard Roeper
Rotten

I'm sure that some country, maybe France or something, will hail this as a work of genius, because...

June 17, 2017
Washington Post
Michael O'Sullivan
Rotten

A blacker than black comedy.

June 17, 2017
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Additional Info

  • Genre:Comedy
  • Release Date:March 29, 2002
  • Languages:English
  • Captions:English
  • Audio Format:
    Stereo
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