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Average Rating: 3.9/10
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In this spoof of McCarthy-era paranoia and 1950s wholesomeness, the characters and plot are drawn from the popular Parker Brothers board game of the same name. On a dark and stormy night in 1954, six individuals with ties to Washington are assembled for a dinner party at the swanky mansion of one Mr. Boddy (Lee Ving). Boddy's butler, Wadsworth (Tim Curry), assigns each guest a colorful name: Mr. Green (Michael McKean), Col. Mustard (Martin Mull), Mrs. Peacock (Eileen Brennan), Professor Plum
Dec 13, 1985 Wide
Jun 27, 2000
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It's not the least bit scary or suspenseful but instead quickly grows tedious. The more you struggle to keep track of the constantly multiplying plot developments, the harder it gets to care who did it.
The characters are less credible than their plastic counterparts, the puerile humour is dispiriting, and the plotting pulled this way and that by the conceit of releasing the film in the US with a trio of alternate endings.
Though it takes only 87 minutes to arrive at one of its three different solutions, it has long since worn out its welcome by the denouement.
If Clue falls a bit short of the mark, it remains a likeable artifact of talented people giving a ridiculous task the old college try... [Blu-ray]
Mostly successful and entirely strange... a comic [mystery] that doubles as a parody and triples as an ironic deconstruction of the form.
the endings are almost intended to be seen sequentially, and they are the funniest when viewed in that manner
Like a well-oiled machine, "Clue" uses slapstick and situational humor to tell a rather pointed story.
Frenetic, silly, but not as bad as is often claimed.
Honestly, it was much, much funnier than it had any right to be.
goofy and entertaining
A great movie to get drunk to.
Like a stage farce brought (laboriously) to the screen. An inexhaustible ensemble helps a whole lot.
Deserves its own little niche in camp cinema history.
Audience Reviews for Clue
- Wadsworth: Three murders.
- Mr. Green: Six altogether.
- Wadsworth: This is getting serious.
- Col. Mustard: Do you like Kipling Miss Scarlet?
- Miss Scarlet: Sure I'll eat anything.
- Miss Scarlet: Why has the car stopped?
- Prof. Plum: It's frightened.
- Mrs. White: Yes, I did it. I killed Yvette. I hated her so much, it...it...it... flames... flames, on the sides of my face, breathing...breathless...heaping breaths... heaping.[Wadsworth interrupts]
- Wadsworth: You see? Like the Mounties, we always get our man.
- Mr. Green: Mrs. Peacock was a man?! [Colonel Mustard slaps Mr. Green, who turns to get slapped by Wadsworth]
- Miss Scarlet: Wadsworth, don't hate me for trying to shoot you.
- Wadsworth: Frankly Scarlet, i don't give a damn. As i was trying to tell you there are no more bullets left in this gun see. [gun shot].
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