• PG, 1 hr. 38 min.
  • Comedy
  • Directed By:
    Michael Ritchie
    In Theaters:
    Jan 1, 1985 Wide
    On DVD:
    Aug 18, 1998
  • MCA Universal Home Video
  • Fletch
    1 minutes 50 seconds
    Added: May 9, 2008


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Fletch Reviews

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Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews

What truly holds Fletch together isn't the somewhat off-putting Chase--whose screen presence was always defined by a love-it-or-hate it smugness--but his time-tested collaborators: screenwriter Bergman...and director Michael Ritchie...[Blu-ray]

Full Review Source: Groucho Reviews | Original Score: 2.5/4

June 15, 2009
David Cornelius

It's not all about wacky disguises and goofy aliases. At its core, the film is a top notch mystery thriller.

Full Review Source: DVDTalk.com | Original Score: 5/5

August 14, 2008
Variety Staff
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A breezy, peppy frolic and a tour de force for Chase.

Full Review Source: Variety

December 8, 2007

TV Guide's Movie Guide

Fast-paced and witty, this is Chase's best solo venture to date, and will hold almost anyone's attention for its well-edited 98 minutes.

Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide | Original Score: 3.5/4

December 8, 2007
Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
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Michael Ritchie's 1985 mystery comedy has the pleasant, modest feel of a Fox B picture from the 30s.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

December 8, 2007
Jay Antani

Twenty-two years later, I get all the jokes, but I remain only pleasantly amused, nothing more, nothing less

Full Review Source: Filmcritic.com | Original Score: 3.5/5

May 2, 2007
Scott Weinberg

A quick, smart, slick piece of comedy filmmaking that features a once-great comedian at the very top of his game.

Full Review Source: DVDTalk.com | Original Score: 4.5/5

April 24, 2007

Time Out
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This could be Bob Hope material c1942 and Chase does acquit himself well (though with cool reserve) in the gags-to-plot transitions. What dulls the enterprise is that Ritchie so keeps his distance from every character.

Full Review Source: Time Out

January 26, 2006
Clint Morris

One of Chase's best

| Original Score: 3/5

March 10, 2005
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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Whenever the move threatens to work, there's Chevy Chase with his monotone, deadpan cynicism, distancing himself from the material.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 2.5/4

October 23, 2004
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall

far too silly

| Original Score: 2/5

September 19, 2004
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

A snappy, inventive comedy with Chevy Chase.

Full Review Source: Spirituality and Practice | Original Score: 3/5

August 22, 2004
Jon Niccum
Lawrence Journal-World

One of the more quotable comedies of the 1980s

| Original Score: 4/5

June 19, 2003
Vincent Canby
New York Times
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A lightweight, breezy experience that, by never pretending to be anything more than what it is, disarms criticism.

Full Review Source: New York Times

May 20, 2003
Hollywood Bitchslap

Moments of humor that still have legs today. And many moments that don't.

| Original Score: 3/5

March 28, 2003
Bob Bloom
Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)

If you like Chevy Chase, you'll like this movie. If not, it's just a time killer.

| Original Score: 2/5

March 6, 2003
Mike McGranaghan
Aisle Seat

My favorite comedy of all time

| Original Score: 5/5

February 6, 2003
Luke Y. Thompson
New Times

One of Chevy Chase's better comedies, which admittedly ain't saying a whole lot.

| Original Score: 3/5

February 2, 2003
James Rocchi

A sparkling light comic mystery of the kind that Hollywood doesn't make anymore -- pity.

Full Review Source: Netflix | Original Score: 3.5/5

November 7, 2002
Cole Smithey

| Original Score: 3/5

June 14, 2008
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