Once Upon a Crime (1991) - Rotten Tomatoes

Once Upon a Crime (1991)




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A lost dachshund becomes the key to a mysterious death in this comic mystery set amongst exotic European locales. A squabbling couple's attempts to claim the reward for the dog ends with them suspected of the murder of its owner, forcing them to try and find the true criminal.more
Rating: PG
Genre: Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Charles Shyer, Nancy Meyers, Giorgio Arlorio, Luciano Vincenzoni, Rodolfo Sonego
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On DVD: Dec 2, 2003


Sean Young
as Phoebe
Giancarlo Giannini
as Insp. Bonnard
Roberto Sbaratto
as Detective Toussaint
Joss Ackland
as Hercules Popodopoulo...
Ann Way
as Housekeeper
Caterina Boratto
as Madame de Senneville
Elsa Martinelli
as Carla the Agent
Riccardo Parisio Per...
as Customs Officer
Nino Richelmy
as Customs Officer
Francesco Angrisano
as Train Passenger
Georges Hotel de Par...
as Hotel de Paris Conci...
Benedetto Fanna
as Hotel de Paris Room ...
Christian Bianchi
as Casino Waiter
Marco Martinozzi
as Casino Waiter
Charles Dubourgeot
as Casino Employee
Eugene Levy
as Casino Cashier (uncr...
Frank Welker
as Special vocal effect...
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Critic Reviews for Once Upon a Crime

All Critics (10) | Top Critics (3)

Full Review… | March 26, 2009
Top Critic

Full Review… | May 20, 2003
New York Times
Top Critic

Full Review… | January 22, 2002
Washington Post
Top Critic

...tries desperately to capture the spirit of a high-energy farce.

Full Review… | November 27, 2003
Reel Film Reviews

October 5, 2005
Fantastica Daily

July 12, 2005

Audience Reviews for Once Upon a Crime


With an all-star cast that includes John Candy, James Belushi, Cybill Shepherd, Sean Young, and Richard Lewis, Once Upon a Crime is a farcical comedy that delivers some good laughs. The story follows a group of strangers in Monte Carlo that accidentally become involved in the murder of a wealthy widow. The plot is a bit thin, but the characters are interesting and the comedy keeps the film moving. However, by the end the characters have all been played out and the story becomes tiresome. While no one's at their best in Once Upon a Crime, it's still entertaining and fun (for the most part).

Dann Michalski
Dann Michalski

Super Reviewer

A personal favorite!

Leo L

Super Reviewer


Embarrassing and unfunny.

Anthony Valletta

Super Reviewer

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