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      The Toxic Avenger

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      71% Tomatometer 21 Reviews 64% Audience Score 10,000+ Ratings A 98-pound nerd (Mark Torgl) from New Jersey lands in a vat of toxic waste and becomes a benevolent monster (Mitchell Cohen). Read More Read Less Now in Theaters Now Playing Buy Tickets

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      A silly and ribald superhero spoof, Toxic Avenger uninhibited humor hits more than it misses.

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      Dave Kehr Chicago Reader Cruddy, primal, extremely violent, and fairly entertaining, it captures some of the snot-flicking spirit of the old EC comics. Mar 28, 2007 Full Review Variety An outlandish mix of gory violence and realistic special effects. Mar 28, 2007 Full Review Geoff Andrew Time Out It all falls apart after an hour, chunks of the preceding entertainment reappearing as random montages. Feb 9, 2006 Full Review Matt Brunson Film Frenzy It sports a frenzied and freewheeling attitude that none of the follow-ups were able to recapture. Rated: 3/4 Oct 28, 2023 Full Review Brian Eggert Deep Focus Review Watching The Toxic Avenger isn't about literalism or taking the material seriously as a text; it's about identifying with Troma's defiance of good taste and low culture, therein celebrating its excessive forms of deviancy in all their many violations. Rated: 3/4 Mar 11, 2022 Full Review Sean Axmaker Stream on Demand The humor is not merely sophomoric and silly, it's aggressively so, and the bargain basement gore effects are over-the-top and excessive. May 4, 2017 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Elvis D La productora de serie B Troma Entertainment es conocida en el mundo del bajo presupuesto y The Toxic Avenger es indiscutiblemente la película más icónica de esta productora, llevándola a una fama más grande. Muchas veces se comete el error de catalogar esta película como un producto del cine de terror o el cine gore, a pesar de tener algunos elementos de estos. Esta película es más bien una comedia que parodia el género de superhéroes y nos presenta a un monstruo que toma el rol del héroe cuando en el mundo de los superhéroes rara vez un monstruo es el héroe de la historia. El trabajo es bastante admirable por poseer elementos básicos de una película de explotación que ayudan a que la película sea muy placentera de ver. No es una película con un excelente argumento y las actuaciones claramente son exageradas acorde al humor de la película. The Toxic Avenger se las arregla para ser una película que se puede disfrutar por sus escenas de muerte y el humor que logra ofrecer momentos divertidos. Es por todo eso que The Toxic Avenger es la obra maestra definitiva de Troma que define lo que esta productora es. Mi calificación final para esta película es un 9/10. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 03/20/24 Full Review R W Nerd falls in toxic waste and becomes a cool buff dude in a tutu fighting bad guys and governments while sticking to his own moral code in life and even a love story too. Everything you could want in a film really. One of the greatest films ever made in the history of film-making. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 11/26/23 Full Review Lou T Superman, Batman, and Spiderman are all iconic heroes, that live up to the larger than life mantra. The Toxic Avenger kicks the doors off of that ideal and stomps it into the ground until it's a bloody pulp. Poking fun at film tropes of the 80's, the insane nature of this film makes it downright gross, but also hard to look away from. The action pushes boundaries, while being exciting and fun to watch. The humor is off the rails, but had me thoroughly entertained throughout. With the plot being very basic, the campy and wild feel of the film kept it from folding in with the rest of standard movies. The Toxic Avenger perfectly captures the 80s in a hilariously brutal and shockingly self aware satire of the time, while being full of it's own camp and absurdity. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 11/22/23 Full Review Steve D an absolute mess in every single spot. Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 09/03/23 Full Review Joshua H Troma at it's best, the toxic avenger does not take itself seriously, and it works, a fun time for those looking for a superhero spoof. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 08/31/23 Full Review Audience Member One of a kind. I could live without the dead dog shot though. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 03/04/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Movie Info

      Synopsis A 98-pound nerd (Mark Torgl) from New Jersey lands in a vat of toxic waste and becomes a benevolent monster (Mitchell Cohen).
      Director
      Michael Herz, Lloyd Kaufman
      Producer
      Michael Herz, Lloyd Kaufman
      Screenwriter
      Lloyd Kaufman, Joe Ritter
      Distributor
      Troma Films, Lightning Video, Cinepix Film Propertes Inc., Creative Axa Co. Ltd. [jp], Beam Entertainment Inc.
      Production Co
      Troma Entertainment Inc.
      Rating
      R
      Genre
      Horror, Comedy
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Apr 11, 1985, Wide
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Dec 21, 2015
      Runtime
      1h 22m
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