May 12, 2014
Too goofy to be as effective as it could be. By no means a bad movie, but it's no masterpiece. And while the ending might be divisive among audiences, I actually thought it was the strongest aspect of the film. One of the better game-inspired film attempts.
May 5, 2014
A fun little cult movie oddity based around the Parker Brothers game, but not really taking it seriously. A group of people which are meant to be the characters from the game are put through a murder mystery situation that involves this group to try and use their powers of deduction in solving the mystery! Where's Sherlock Holmes when you need him? :D
It's all in good fun as the cast of greats chime in with their comedic timing. Colleen Camp supplies the biggest goods in a tight maid uniform. Worth seeing!
May 1, 2014
not a bad adaptation to a board game, hey it's the best board game movie we got so far, it's better than battleship which i have never seen but, i know i'm not going to like it. it has a decent mystery, good humor, and fun characters.
April 25, 2014
This film is unashamedly daft and camp. The comic timing is spot on, the pace is perfectly managed, the cast all handle their roles with verve. It's goofy and it knows - if it didn't know then it would be dire, but it does know so it sparkles. Tim Curry is on top form as Wadsworth and lends the perfect dash of dry English delivery to storytelling. Great fun!
April 22, 2014
"We're trying to find out *who* killed him, and *where*, and with *what*!"
Quem já jogou Cluedo, saberá com certeza a diversão que o jogo proporciona. A fórmula é bastante simples: há um crime, há pessoas (jogadores) trancadas numa casa sinistra e o objectivo é desvendar o mistério que enlaça a trilogia arma/local/assassino. A adaptação cinematográfica é exactamente isso mesmo.
Assente em bases tetrais, sobre as quais se encenam jogadas, o filme é uma correria cómica e espalhafatosa em busca de um criminoso, o qual será uma das pessoas trancadas nessa casa.
As interpretações tomaram o rumo do cartoonesco, com atitudes e diálogos mais apropriados a um jogo de Cluedo entre crianças do que a uma audiência de espectadores adultos, o que poderá afastar os mais cépticos em relação a essa abordagem demasiado livre.
Não obstante, a comédia funciona, embora se alongue em demasia em situações nas quais se exigiria um pouco mais de sobriedade por forma a construir uma atmosfera mais sombria e misteriosa.
Clue é também um dos filmes que apresenta não só uma, mas três resoluções do crime, um pouco à luz do que seria um desfecho de várias partidas de Cluedo.
Os fãs do jogo de tabuleiro ficarão satisfeitos.
Os outros poderão não simpatizar com a presunção do argumento, que se julga inteligente e desafiador nos instantes iniciais do filme.
April 22, 2014
A group of oddball characters assemble at an old Victorian mansion to play a game of "whodunit."
It lacked the suspense factor that I was expecting.
April 18, 2014
"SEVEN SUSPECTS, SIX WEAPONS, FIVE BODIES AND THREE ENDINGS"
- 'Clue' is a 1985 mystery comedy based on the popular board game and directed by Jonathan Lynn (Fighting Temptations, The Whole Nine Yards). Who doesn't know the game where you need to find out who the murder is, what weapon was used and where in the mansion it happened. I'm a very big fan of the game and love a good murder mystery. I must say the film has a great opening, but it loses it's credibility along the way. The chaos at the end was uncalled for. I do like the characters and the humor presented, and especially the option on the DVD to see the movie with one of the three alternate endings (or all three). Starring Tim Curry (IT, The Rocky Horror Picture), Eileen Brennan (Murder by Death, Jeepers Creepers), Christopher Lloyd (Back to the Future Trilogy, The Addams Family), Madeline Kahn (Young Frankenstein, The Muppet Movie) and Lesley Ann Warren (Victor Victoria, Mission Impossible tv-series). Can you figure out who done it?
1958, New England. Six strangers are invited to Hill House Manor to attend a dinner party. They are welcomed by Wadsworth the butler (Curry) who tells them not to tell their real name, but use their given alias. There's former psychiatrist professor Plum (Lloyd), war veteran Colonel Mustard, senator's wife Mrs. Peacock (Brennan), the homosexual Mr. Green, the illustrious Miss Scarlett (Warren) and alleged black widow Mrs. White (Kahn). After a drink offered by the French maid Yvette, the six are taken to the dining room. During dinner prepared by Mrs. Ho the cook, Mr. Boddy arrives. Everyone thinks he is the host, but the man reveals that he is the seventh guest. Wadsworth explains that each of the other six people is being blackmailed by Mr. Boddy and he wanted a confrontation. But Boddy had anticipated on this. If any of the guests talk to the police, their secret will be revealed to the whole world, that's why he brought six weapons: a knife, a rope, a candlestick, a gun, a wrench and a lead pipe. If one of the guests kills Wadsworth, all of their secrets will be safe.
The light goes out. The gun goes off. A woman screams. When the light is turned on again, the people inside the manor witness Mr. Boddy lying dead on the floor. Someone inside the house has killed him. And most likely it's one of them...
March 26, 2014
Silly but also quite entertaining.
March 23, 2014
The main reason this film works is because the game it is based on was so ridiculous in the first place. This allows the characters and situations to play out in ridiculous ways and still be hilarious. "Battleship" should have taken lessons from this.
June 25, 2012
This black comedy, murder mystery thriller based on the board game is an all time favorite for me and many others who grew up with it in the vhs era. The cast is a fantastic line up of comedic talent, Christopher Lloyd, Martin Mull, Madeline Kahn, Eileen Brennan, Lesley Ann Warren and Michael Mckean as the roster of suspects right off the game, and of course Tim Curry stealing the whole show as Wadsworth the butler, especially his manic, brilliant "and thurthermore im going to show you how it was all done" scene. It's hilarious, silly, witty, gag packed, endlessly quotable (Flames..on the side of my face!) and just a great, jolly good time, it's probably one of the most good natured black comedies about mass murder you ever see in fact, and everything from the set design of the big creepy house itself to the energetic, wonderful score is great. One of the most purely enjoyable films ever.
March 10, 2014
The best bored game movie ever.
March 5, 2014
I Honestly am indifferent, i like tht we have 3 endings yet again it feels a bit bland
March 4, 2014
Clue is a cult classic... for a reason. It's biggest feat is taking 1 dimensional board game characters and turning them into regular (or not so regular) people in 1954 who all meet at a house to find out why they've been invited. With some cheesy dialogue and improvisation by Madeleine Khan, Clue is campy, goofy fun!
February 22, 2014
In my top 10. An amazing movie, funny at times, a great mystery and delightful actors.
February 16, 2014
So many layers, so amazing how they pulled it off, and it would be hard to recreate a movie based on a game with such intelligence and off the wall humor. Where most movies come apart in the third act, this movie may actually improve on its tropes in the third act. Solid film!
February 16, 2014
A rather good comedy, funny, original, great cast. Surprised I haven't seen it before, worth a 2nd watching down the road.
February 9, 2014
One of the funniest cult films I ever watched. Though it's pretty confusing with the Three endings in the film, but it really depicts of what the actual board game is all about. Eileen Brennan (R.I.P.), and Tim Curry were excellent.
February 9, 2014
Clue is aggravatingly unintelligent and as fast paced as a child with ADHD drinking triple espresso. It gives me a headache to watch one minute of this film even if it does have good actors in it.
February 5, 2014
Clue is far from the greatest adaptions around, but by no means is it horrible either. It deserves mighty praise for its use of 3 separate endings
October 10, 2013
A clever "who done it" movie that keeps the viewer guessing and interested all throughout.