The Truth About Charlie Reviews

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
December 29, 2010
A bad remake of a good movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com
January 27, 2009
Newton's a radiant beam of beguiling star power in this stylish muddle.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Mark Collette
Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)
September 20, 2004
... a story as mixed up (yet with an outcome as predictable) as a plate of spaghetti.
| Original Score: 1/4
Pablo Villaca
Cinema em Cena
August 19, 2003
Apaixonado por sua própria 'sabedoria' ao transformar esta refilmagem em uma homenagem à nouvelle vague, Demme cria um filme irritante e confuso em seu tom e em seus propósitos, prejudicando-se ainda mais em função da péssima performance de Newton.
| Original Score: 1/5
Michael Dubois
Movieline
March 17, 2003
Demme finally succeeds in diminishing his stature from Oscar-winning master to lowly studio hack.
James Rocchi
Netflix
February 11, 2003
Jonathan Demme's fumbled remake of Charade tries to mix old-fashioned champagne romance with straight-from-the-bottle swigs of New Wave style.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Peter Rainer
New York Magazine/Vulture
January 16, 2003
I realize that Mark Wahlberg is not Cary Grant, but shouldn't there be some compensating reason for his presence in this movie?
Robert Wilonsky
Dallas Observer
January 8, 2003
[Demme] zigs and zags and drags his camera through Paris with an abandon he hasn't displayed since his days toiling on the Roger Corman assembly line or shooting Something Wild.
David Poland
Hot Button
January 7, 2003
Wahlberg comes across as a retired underwear model.
Keith Uhlich
ToxicUniverse.com
December 27, 2002
The truth about Charlie is that there's so much more here than you've been led to believe.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Paul Matwychuk
Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)
November 29, 2002
Never do you get the feeling that anybody is in any real danger, or that there's any real attraction between Newton and Wahlberg-and when you're making a caper film that doesn't have any suspense or romance in it, there's not a hell of a lot else left for
Gabriel Shanks
Mixed Reviews
November 28, 2002
The ideas behind this Charlie are far more fascinating than their execution proves to be.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
November 20, 2002
The truth about Charlie is that it's a brazenly misguided project.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
Kim Linekin
eye WEEKLY
November 19, 2002
It doesn't know what kind of movie it wants to be.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Nicolas Lacroix
Showbizz.net
November 12, 2002
Jonathan Demme nous revient avec un film qui se cherche, à l'instar du personnage-titre, une identité.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
November 9, 2002
Demme's film looks very French, and appears as appetizing as a croissant.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Top Critic
November 9, 2002
The truth is that The Truth About Charlie gets increasingly tiresome.
Top Critic
Rex Reed
New York Observer
November 6, 2002
It's a forgery that diminishes not only the originality and pleasure of the film it copies, but also the entire school of filmmaking it wants to emulate.
Top Critic
Andrew Sarris
New York Observer
November 6, 2002
May not be and should not be everyone's cup of tea, but at the end of it, I felt a guilty affection for all its participants.
Steven Snyder
Greater Milwaukee Today
November 5, 2002
It successfully lured me into a world of shadows, mysteries and confusion. Maybe it did its job, in that regard, a little too well. By the film's end, I couldn't find my way back.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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