Fletch Reviews

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Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews
June 15, 2009
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 | Original Score: 2.5/4
David Cornelius
DVDTalk.com
August 14, 2008
It's not all about wacky disguises and goofy aliases. At its core, the film is a top notch mystery thriller.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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Variety Staff
Variety
December 8, 2007
A breezy, peppy frolic and a tour de force for Chase.

TV Guide's Movie Guide
December 8, 2007
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 | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
December 8, 2007
Michael Ritchie's 1985 mystery comedy has the pleasant, modest feel of a Fox B picture from the 30s.
Jay Antani
Filmcritic.com
May 2, 2007
Twenty-two years later, I get all the jokes, but I remain only pleasantly amused, nothing more, nothing less
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Scott Weinberg
DVDTalk.com
April 24, 2007
A quick, smart, slick piece of comedy filmmaking that features a once-great comedian at the very top of his game.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
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Time Out
January 26, 2006
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.
Clint Morris
Moviehole
March 10, 2005
One of Chase's best
| Original Score: 3/5
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
October 23, 2004
Whenever the move threatens to work, there's Chevy Chase with his monotone, deadpan cynicism, distancing himself from the material.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
September 19, 2004
far too silly
| Original Score: 2/5
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
August 22, 2004
A snappy, inventive comedy with Chevy Chase.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Jon Niccum
Lawrence Journal-World
June 19, 2003
One of the more quotable comedies of the 1980s
| Original Score: 4/5
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Vincent Canby
New York Times
May 20, 2003
A lightweight, breezy experience that, by never pretending to be anything more than what it is, disarms criticism.
Oz
Hollywood Bitchslap
March 28, 2003
Moments of humor that still have legs today. And many moments that don't.
| Original Score: 3/5
Bob Bloom
Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)
March 6, 2003
If you like Chevy Chase, you'll like this movie. If not, it's just a time killer.
| Original Score: 2/5
Mike McGranaghan
Aisle Seat
February 6, 2003
My favorite comedy of all time
| Original Score: 5/5
Luke Y. Thompson
New Times
February 2, 2003
One of Chevy Chase's better comedies, which admittedly ain't saying a whole lot.
| Original Score: 3/5
James Rocchi
Netflix
November 7, 2002
A sparkling light comic mystery of the kind that Hollywood doesn't make anymore -- pity.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com
June 14, 2008
| Original Score: 3/5
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