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Throw Momma from the Train

By Brian Costello, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Dark '80s comedy with slapstick and sexual content.

Movie PG-13 2005 88 minutes
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 14+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 18+

Not for children

This title has:

Too much sex
Too much swearing
1 person found this helpful.
age 9+


Violence 2.5/5 Sex 1/5 Language 3.5/5 Drinking/Drugs/Smoking 0/5

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (2 ):
Kids say (3 ):

THROW MOMMA FROM THE TRAIN, like many '80s comedies, isn't exactly timeless. It's as much a vehicle for Billy Crystal and Danny DeVito to goof off and engage in pratfalls and quip-offs as it is a kinda dark comedy about double murder. While it's nice to see DeVito play someone who isn't a total jerk (like in Taxi or It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia), the chemistry between DeVito and Crystal is just as likely to fall flat as it is to succeed.

Many of the one-liners ("She's not a woman....she's the Terminator!" says Crystal after being knocked to the floor with a cane to the crotch) are as dated as white high-top Reeboks. There are some good twists and turns here, and in spite of everything, you do actually find yourself hoping Larry and Owen end up OK in the end. But even if the voice of Momma echoes in your head for days after, nothing else of much substance sticks after the movie ends.

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