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The Toxic Avenger
A 98-pound nerd (Mark Torgl) from New Jersey lands in a vat of toxic waste and becomes a benevolent monster (Mitchell Cohen), The Toxic Avenger. Now evildoers will have a lot to lose.
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August 01, 2003The Toxic Avenger is an incredibly bizarre flick, combining silly jokes with outrageous gore, but it works.
July 29, 2016Leave it to Lloyd Kaufman and Michael Herz to take typical superhero tropes and twist in to something wonderfully gruesome and absurd.
August 30, 2004[It] may be trash, but it has a maniacally farcical sense of humor, and Tromaville's evildoers are dispatched in ingenious ways.
October 14, 2003The Toxic Avenger tells the humorous story of a geeky weakling who is turned into a superhero when he is slimed by some toxic waste.
March 28, 2007Though it is silly, sleazy, and graphically violent, The Toxic Avenger does hold a bit of warped charm for fans of this sort of thing.
September 27, 2014Still manages to trigger disgust and a handful of laughs, representing not only a key Troma financial victory, but it's quite possibly their finest original work.
March 28, 2007An outlandish mix of gory violence and realistic special effects.
July 20, 2005It's your basic nerd revenge fantasy, only decked out in gore and over-the-top, bad-taste gags.
February 09, 2006It all falls apart after an hour, chunks of the preceding entertainment reappearing as random montages.
May 04, 2017The humor is not merely sophomoric and silly, it's aggressively so, and the bargain basement gore effects are over-the-top and excessive.
March 28, 2007Cruddy, primal, extremely violent, and fairly entertaining, it captures some of the snot-flicking spirit of the old EC comics.
June 15, 2015here, beneath all the smiles and sun and buff bodies, is a vision of the US as a place of corruption, pollution, and violent criminality, with the ordinary law-abiding "little people" constantly at the mercy of a toxic American Dream.