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Death to Smoochy

HD   R Closed Captioning

Danny DeVito

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About the Movie

Two icons of children's television are pitted against one another in this satirical dark comedy! Rainbow Randolph (Oscar-winner Robin Williams "A.I.," "Bicentennial Man"), the corrupt, costumed star of a popular children's TV show, is fired over a bribery scandal and replaced by squeaky-clean Smoochy (Oscar-nominated Edward Norton "The Score," "Fight Club"). As Smoochy catapults into fame, and scores the affections of a jaded network executive (Oscar-nominated Catherine Keener "Being John Malkovich," "Out of Sight"), he becomes the unsuspecting target of Randolph and his numerous and outrageous attempts to exact revenge and reclaim his status as America's sweetheart! Starring Oscar-nominated Danny DeVito ("Heist," "L.A. Confidential"), who also directed, Emmy-winner Jon Stewart (TV's "The Daily Show") and Emmy-nominated Harvey Fierstein (TV's "Double Platinum," "Independence Day").

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 120
  • Fresh: 50
  • Rotten: 70
  • Average Rating: 5.3/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: Death to Smoochy is often very funny, but what's even more remarkable is the integrity of DeVito's misanthropic vision. – J. Hoberman, Village Voice, Apr 2, 2002

Rotten: A dark comedy that blows up like an exploding cigar, leaving nothing much behind but smoke, noise and a bad taste. – Michael Wilmington, Chicago Tribune, Jul 7, 2010

Fresh: In Death to Smoochy, we don't get Williams' usual tear and a smile, just sneers and bile, and the spectacle is nothing short of refreshing. – Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle, Jun 24, 2002

Rotten: The script boasts some tart TV-insider humor, but the film has not a trace of humanity or empathy. – Loren King, Boston Globe, Jun 24, 2010

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Customer Reviews


Edward Norton is hot and perfect and sweet and FUNNY. IT'S A CLASSIC MOVIE .

You can't change the world but you can make a dent...

This movie was a pleasant surprise, based on what I've heard it was a dark comedy gone wrong, but Norton absolutly saved it! After seeing him in so many serious roles, I was surprised how well he stepped into those big purple booties! He and Catherine Keener are very good together, Robin Williams wasn't as incessantly manic as I thought, and Stewart and Devito added extra spice to the cartoonish world of Kiddy TV. It's got a unique flavor, so I would rent before you decide to buy, but man oh man does it have some great lines.

Kill Me Now, Please

This is hands down the worst movie I have ever seen. The first words that come to mind are inane, senseless and insipid. Just when you thought the misery was over, it keeps going. This was a complete waste of time and money. I should be compensated for pain and suffering for having to sit through it.

Death to Smoochy
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  • $9.99
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Released: 2002

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