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Foul Play (1978)

TOMATOMETER

Average Rating: 6.4/10
Reviews Counted: 19
Fresh: 14 | Rotten: 5

Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.

No Score Yet...
Average Rating: N/A
Critic Reviews: 4
Fresh: 2 | Rotten: 2

Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.

AUDIENCE SCORE

Average Rating: 3.4/5
User Ratings: 7,953

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As he did in his screenplay for Silver Streak (1974), writer/director Colin Higgins mixes life-and-death melodrama with broad slapstick in Foul Play. Goldie Hawn stars as Gloria Mundy, a recent divorcée whose attempts to start life anew in San Francisco are bollixed up when she is inadvertently swept up in an assassination plot against the Pope. Offering sometimes dubious aid and comfort to Gloria is bumbling federal agent Tony Carlson (Chevy Chase). The film's comedy ranges from the farcical … More

Rating:
PG (adult situations/language, violence)
Genre:
Mystery & Suspense , Comedy
Directed By:
Written By:
Colin Higgins
In Theaters:
On DVD:
Nov 16, 2004
Runtime:
Paramount Home Video


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Critic Reviews for Foul Play

All Critics (19) | Top Critics (4) | Fresh (14) | Rotten (5) | DVD (8)

Writer Colin Higgins makes a good directorial bow.

Full Review… | October 30, 2007
Variety
Top Critic

Unsatisfactory as a whole, the film is hilarious and tense in bits.

Full Review… | January 26, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Mr. Higgins's penchant for mixing visual elegance with coarse gags is equally ill-advised, especially because it makes him work the gags so hard.

Full Review… | May 9, 2005
New York Times
Top Critic

Director Colin Higgins plays foul with the audience, constructing some of the most dishonest suspense sequences ever filmed.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

The comedy/thriller plods on for too long with tasteless and witless physical comedy, though it has a few funny moments.

Full Review… | October 9, 2009
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

A funny, successful, and very derivative crime-comedy.

Full Review… | October 30, 2007
TV Guide's Movie Guide

The film clumsily and sluggishly mixes humor and suspense and fails at both.

Full Review… | May 26, 2006
Combustible Celluloid

Ocasionalmente divertido, traz Chase tentando se afirmar como galã de ação e Hawn encantadora como em quase todos os seus filmes da época. Porém, é um filme descartável.

October 9, 2005
Cinema em Cena

Chevy when he was funny, Goldie when she was starting her heyday, and Dudley too. What a deal.

July 8, 2005
Needcoffee.com

Charming and goofy Hitchcock homage with great performances by Hawn and Chase.

April 3, 2005
eFilmCritic.com

Look out for the elf!

March 1, 2005
New Times

brainless and silly... not that that's a bad thing

Full Review… | November 13, 2004
Filmcritic.com

Truly enjoyable thrill comedy in the Hitchcock mode.

November 20, 2003
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

This is a finely tuned and fast-paced offering which is chock-full of black comic twists and perfect casting.

Full Review… | May 24, 2003
Film4

Audience Reviews for Foul Play

I wasn't expecting big things from this film, but having Goldie Hawn and Chevy Chase starring in this, I had at least expected an easy watching comedy, but it had very little entertainment value.

76Majikat
Lady D'arbanville

Super Reviewer

½

A funny, quirky, cool comedy with a good cast and an interesting story. I saw this a while ago, but I remember it was really good. I should watch this again sometime.

ajv2688
AJ Verser

Super Reviewer

A Fucking snooze.

Godless
James Alvarez

Super Reviewer

A very funny homage to Hitchcock.

FilmFanatik
Tim Salmons

Super Reviewer

Foul Play Quotes


Tony Carlson: Our suspects are albinos and chain-smokers?
– Submitted by Brendan C (2 years ago)

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