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Charade Reviews

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½ November 13, 2015
Charade is an odd, complex case. It has an engaging story, albeit not until around thirty minutes in, but it stinks of bad chemistry, overdone performances, and an overall cheesy atmosphere to it.
Regina Lampert, on a trip to Paris and hoping to divorce her husband, finds him dead and knows she is in evident danger from his former war buddies. She trusts a rather suave but untrustworthy man using many different alias to keep her safe and crack the case.
Charade is as 1960s as it gets. It has a corny, old atmosphere to it with overdone and sometimes unrealistic performances from Grant and Hepburn. Those two have questionable chemistry as they share the same emotion over and over, it seems all overdone and fake. Most would note the film style bears a striking resemblance of Hitchcock's film style, I see it as that plus the corny atmosphere. Charade isn't for everyone and I couldn't get hooked right away, however the film did pick up over time but various essential aspects seemed off time and time again.
October 3, 2015
This was a fun movie, sort of had issues with the thriller/comedy aspect of it, since it didn't know what it wanted to be. Cary Grant and Audrey Hepburn are great as usual for these type of parts (that we've seen too often in movies like this), but it's the supporting cast of thuggish male 60's icons (Kennedy, Coburn and yes, Mattheau) that stands out for me.
September 19, 2015
Not sure how a movie with Audrey Hepburn, Cary Grant, Walter Matthau, James Coburn and George Kennedy could be underrated, but this one is. Very enjoyable mystery; one of my favorites from this era.
½ September 14, 2015
Thriller, comedy and romance in a well prepared film. The final scene when the real identity of one of the main characters is finally revealed, it is really funny. Audrey Hepburn with that special kind of beauty and Cary Grant reminded of Hitchcock's films where he acted too, they were perfect for the roles.
September 12, 2015
Classic, not quite Hitchcock, but still good.
August 3, 2015
Funny while suspenseful
½ April 12, 2015
Like many have said before me, it's the best Alfred Hitchcock movie that Alfred Hitchcock didn't make.
½ April 11, 2015
Its Hilarious but for all the wrong reasons!
April 7, 2015
Starring Cary Grant and Audrey Hepburn. The plot has so many twists and turns that explaining them here would be incomprehensible. Hepburn is a widow who finds out her late husband made some enemies in Paris. She finds her self on the run from a bunch of thugs, and not knowing if she should trust mystery man Grant or an American CIA agent (Walter Matthau). Always entertaining, and an obvious nod to Hitchcock. Directed by Stanley Donen.
March 11, 2015
Cary Grant and Audrey Hepburn doing what they do best, being awesome. What a great story, although I actually saw the remake of this first before seeing the original, but it can't stand up to the sheer greatness that this is. Terrific terrific film.
February 12, 2015
A very entertaining film with great performances by Cary Grant and Audrey Hepburn. This is a great 60s flick and shows the best of that era in filmmaking.
January 29, 2015
Audrey Hepburn and Cary Grant are both great while the direction occasionally becomes intrusive and the plot goes quickly into crazy mode. Full review later.
January 18, 2015
Los protagonistas perfectos , la trama , direcciòn, fotografìa , la banda sonora ,todo perfecto! un còctel irresistible . No me canso de verla!
½ January 4, 2015
With wonderful performances from Cary Grant and Audrey Hepburn, endearing characters, great score, charming humor, some thrilling sequences, engaging plot and masterful direction, Charade is uneven at times, but it goes from funny to serious mostly in a great manner. It is a weird, always entertaining and entirely authentic mix of screwball comedy reminiscent of 1930s and suspenseful mystery influenced by Alfred Hitchcock. In a weak year as is 1963, this movie is easily one of the finest.
½ December 13, 2014
Surprise upon surprise, humorous, stylish with many twists and some intrigue, you don't know what happened until the end. Almost perfectly acted and very good dialogues. Most movies don't come close to this one!
December 7, 2014
Fun 60's spoof of spy thrillers with a twist and lots of great retro fashion and Audrey Hepburn.
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November 7, 2014
Despite the visible age difference, Cary Grant and Audrey Hepburn display a nice chemistry together in this charming blend of Hitchcockian thriller and screwball comedy - a classic spy film that benefits from a delicious sense of humor and a fantastic, suspenseful conclusion.
½ November 7, 2014
This romantic comedy thriller is surely the best Hitchcock movie that Hitchcock never made where despite the big age difference between Grant and Hepburn, the romance continues working fine. Brought to you by the same fellow who brought you 'Singin' in the Rain', 'Charade' is a thrilling and exciting spy adventure featuring a script with lots of twists and turns and starring one of the most beautiful actresses on screen.
October 17, 2014
It's obvious why Charade is mistaken to be Hitchcockian. It's a tense, funny, well-acted thriller.
½ September 23, 2014
Interesting blend of comedy and thriller, successfullly directed by Mr. Donen. hope to re-watch this again soon.. could be the best hitchcockesque film ever made......
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