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Charade Reviews

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Simon Miraudo
January 14, 2013
A novel, auteur-driven film populated with reliably charismatic stars; even at the age of 50 it leaves most modern produce in the dust. It was also a hit. Five decades later, why has Hollywood not learnt their lesson?
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Kevin Carr
7M Pictures
April 18, 2012
Cary Grant and Audrey Hepburn transcend several genres
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Ian Nathan
Empire Magazine
February 4, 2009
It's glossy, charming, silly, and far too self-aware to be at all thrilling.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5

TV Guide
February 4, 2009
Charming comedy-romance-thriller pairing Cary Grant and Audrey Hepburn, intelligently scripted by Peter Stone and directed in distinctly Hitchcockian style by Stanley Donen.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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TIME Magazine
February 4, 2009
What's going on is sort of confused.
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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
February 4, 2009
A terrifically entertaining comedy-thriller.
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December 11, 2008
Firsttime teaming of Cary Grant and Audrey Hepburn, a natural, gives the sophisticated romantic caper an international appeal, plus the selling points of adventure, suspense and suberb comedy.
March 2, 2008
even though the age difference is kinda weird the romance works
| Original Score: 3.5/4
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
April 13, 2006
A smart Hitchcockian thriller.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Steve Crum
March 24, 2006
Smooth Donen thriller showcasing Cary and Audrey.
| Original Score: 5/5
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Time Out
February 9, 2006
Donen's typically slick comedy thriller, ingeniously scripted by Peter Stone, is a mammoth audience teaser.
Emanuel Levy
August 8, 2005
Stanley Donen's stylishly elegant, largely entertaining romance-thriller teams Cary Grant and Audrey Hepburn (then at the height of their careers) for the first and only time.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
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Bosley Crowther
New York Times
May 9, 2005
I tell you, this light-hearted picture is full of such gruesome violence.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette
October 7, 2004
The star power of Cary and Audrey is electrifying in this great comic thriller
| Original Score: 5/5
Dan Lybarger
Nitrate Online
May 23, 2004
An appealing hybrid of romantic comedy and spy thriller. It's one of the best Hitchcock films that Hitchcock had nothing to do with.
| Original Score: 4/5
Forrest Hartman
Reno Gazette-Journal
May 14, 2004
Charade is part thriller, part comedy and part old-fashioned romance, and classic-movie lovers will find it irresistable.
| Original Score: A
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
April 7, 2004
Sparkles with all the vigor of freshly uncorked champagne.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Steven D. Greydanus
Decent Films Guide
May 30, 2003
Often described as “the best Hitchcock movie Hitchcock never made,” Charade stars Cary Grant and Audrey Hepburn in a sparkling thriller with overtones of screwball romantic comedy — or is it the other way around?
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle
March 10, 2003
The sexual chemistry between Hepburn and Grant, when set against Charade's tumultuous backdrop of shifting identities, makes this movie an enduring favorite.
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
November 5, 2002
Everything about it is a little bit cleverer and a little bit better than it has to be. Thanks must be paid to both Donen and screenwriter Peter Stone.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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