The Toxic Avenger
The Toxic Avenger (1984)

A scrawny, despised nerd is thrown into a barrel of toxic waste and transforms into The Toxic Avenger, a hideously deformed but incredibly strong mutant. This gory horror-comedy, which follows Toxie as he seeks revenge against the wicked,… More

Rated: R
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Release Date: November 10, 1997
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Critic Score: 65% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader

Cruddy, primal, extremely violent, and fairly entertaining, it captures some of the snot-flicking spirit of the old EC comics.

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Stephen Holden
New York Times

[It] may be trash, but it has a maniacally farcical sense of humor, and Tromaville's evildoers are dispatched in ingenious ways.

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

It's your basic nerd revenge fantasy, only decked out in gore and over-the-top, bad-taste gags.

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Variety

An outlandish mix of gory violence and realistic special effects.

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Brian Orndorf
Blu-ray.com

Still 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.

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Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle

The Toxic Avenger tells the humorous story of a geeky weakling who is turned into a superhero when he is slimed by some toxic waste.

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Geoff Andrew
Time Out

It all falls apart after an hour, chunks of the preceding entertainment reappearing as random montages.

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TV Guide's Movie Guide

Though it is silly, sleazy, and graphically violent, The Toxic Avenger does hold a bit of warped charm for fans of this sort of thing.

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

The Toxic Avenger is an incredibly bizarre flick, combining silly jokes with outrageous gore, but it works.

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Flixster Audience Score: 64% Flixster User Reviews
Spencer S.
The most infamous of the Troma films, "The Toxic Avenger" features, what can only be described as, a mentally handicapped man who is turned into a… More
AJ Verser
The cult classic of a disgusting mutant superhero, is itself a disgusting movie. If you like absurdity and gore you'll love it.
Lucas Martins
The best superhero movie in movie history.
Alexis Nomm
Wow, I don't even know where to start with this thing. It's so bad, it's good. 80's to the max. It's really cheesy, there's a lot… More
Alex roy
The Toxic Avenger is a perfect example of trash cinema at its finest. Brought to us by the fine folks at Troma, this is a ridiculous low budget parody of… More
Tim Salmons
Why do I love The Toxic Avenger? Running over 10 year olds on bicycles, beating up sweet old ladies, shooting animals, sticking midgets in washing machines and… More