Metascore
38

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 30 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 30
  2. Negative: 13 out of 30
  1. 38
    Death to Smoochy? Yes, please.
  2. Williams, going full throttle as the desperate deposed kiddie icon Rainbow Ralph, is, well, simply exhausting.
  3. Tells a moldy-oldie, not-nearly-as-nasty-as-it-thinks-it-is joke. Over and over again.
  4. 30
    A misfire of spectacular proportions.
  5. 30
    All noise with very little fun, and almost no restraint.
  6. 30
    An aggressive black comedy that seeks to satisfy a bloodlust already quelled many times over.
  7. It's so over the top, the top isn't even visible in the rear-view mirror.
  8. 25
    To call Death to Smoochy satire -- or parody, burlesque, or even lampoon -- would be too generous. The moviemakers merely glide on the thin ice of yesterday's cynicism.
  9. Reviewed by: Alex Nohe
    20
    It is impossible to say whether the premise or its execution is more fatal in "Death to Smoochy." One would expect something greater out of the talents assembled.
  10. 20
    There are a few laughs, but I'm not sure that a comedy is supposed to make you recoil, which is what "Smoochy" does.
  11. Reviewed by: David Edelstein
    20
    DiVito turns actors like Robin Williams, Edward Norton, and Catherine Keener into nothing less horrific than giant Danny DeVitos.
  12. 12
    To make a film this awful, you have to have enormous ambition and confidence, and dream big dreams.
  13. Reviewed by: Hank Sartin
    10
    It's hard to pinpoint where things go wrong.
User Score
6.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 44 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 28
  2. Negative: 9 out of 28
  1. Feb 7, 2013
    8
    Death to Smoochy is easily one of my favorite movies of all time. Hilarious from start to finish and one heck of a good black comedy. I wouldDeath to Smoochy is easily one of my favorite movies of all time. Hilarious from start to finish and one heck of a good black comedy. I would highly recommend it. Full Review »
  2. Nov 25, 2011
    9
    My Favourite movie in the whole world is Death to Smoochy. My second favourite is A Clocwork Orange. My third favourite is Apocolapse now. MyMy Favourite movie in the whole world is Death to Smoochy. My second favourite is A Clocwork Orange. My third favourite is Apocolapse now. My fourth favourite is Life is Beautiful. Then it;s Hedwig and the Angry inch ... Full Review »
  3. Nov 19, 2011
    10
    This movie is priceless to me, Its a cult classic. Solid cast, Hilariously funny, original plot. Why people hate it, I have no idea. I thinkThis movie is priceless to me, Its a cult classic. Solid cast, Hilariously funny, original plot. Why people hate it, I have no idea. I think it was great. Full Review »