Charly Reviews

June 13, 2019
Instead of frittering away time on an unmotivated romance, it would have been interesting if the reasons for this psychologically complicated affair were explored.
February 8, 2019
Several sequences are risible (Charly as a surly biker?), the romance is scarcely believable, and the use of split-screen quickly grows wearying.
June 6, 2007
The film's main problem is that director Ralph Nelson virtually ignores the philosophical elements of the story and emphasizes its most maudlin aspects, while throwing in a little sci-fi, romance, and spurious social commentary.
May 9, 2005
I'm told by someone whose opinion I respect that the novel was very moving and very sad. The movie is not. It's science-fiction without gadgets, a horror film without thrills.
March 12, 2005
...the fact that the majority of Charly feels utterly superfluous.
March 11, 2005
another example of a memorable book which ends up diluted by the lesser talents of screenwriters
May 24, 2003
A clumsy attempt to marry social drama with in-vogue, trippy sci-fi.