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Based on 30 Reviews
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  • 40
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    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 time. show more

  • 75
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    The spectacle is nothing short of refreshing. show more

  • 50
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    Smoochy, like the cuddly character, tries to be loved and ends on an unrealistically upbeat note. But it's in better, wittier form just being vicious and biting. show more

  • 38
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    Williams, going full throttle as the desperate deposed kiddie icon Rainbow Ralph, is, well, simply exhausting. show more

  • 63
    Jack Mathews New York Daily News

    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 give cover to its underlying cynicism. show more

  • 75
    David Sterritt Christian Science Monitor

    If you're in the mood for razor-sharp satire, this is the most refreshingly outrageous movie of the season. show more

  • 63
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

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

  • 50
    Michael Wilmington Chicago Tribune

    A dark comedy that blows up like an exploding cigar, leaving nothing much behind but smoke, noise and a bad taste. show more

  • 50
    Lou Lumenick New York Post

    So off-the-wall that it may well ultimately acquire the cult status of Resnick's earlier Chris Elliot vehicle, "Cabin Boy." show more

  • 50
    Loren King Boston Globe

    The script boasts some tart TV-insider humor, but the film has not a trace of humanity or empathy. show more

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