Fletch Reviews

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June 24, 2019
As Chevy Chase's best starring vehicle, it inverts the novels' occasional darkness into a quick-witted quip machine. But that energy feels appropriately extemporaneous here in making defenses fall or hackles rise. Either way, Fletch gets the story.
May 31, 2017
Admittedly, the storyline weaves all over the place, but no matter - Chase's performance and a plethora of daft and witty situations carry it past some structural rough spots.
June 15, 2009
What truly holds Fletch together isn't the somewhat off-putting Chase--whose screen presence was always defined by a love-it-or-hate it smugness--but his time-tested collaborators: screenwriter Bergman...and director Michael Ritchie...[Blu-ray]
August 14, 2008
It's not all about wacky disguises and goofy aliases. At its core, the film is a top notch mystery thriller.
June 14, 2008
December 8, 2007
A breezy, peppy frolic and a tour de force for Chase.
December 8, 2007
Fast-paced and witty, this is Chase's best solo venture to date, and will hold almost anyone's attention for its well-edited 98 minutes.
December 8, 2007
Michael Ritchie's 1985 mystery comedy has the pleasant, modest feel of a Fox B picture from the 30s.
May 5, 2007
May 2, 2007
Twenty-two years later, I get all the jokes, but I remain only pleasantly amused, nothing more, nothing less
April 24, 2007
A quick, smart, slick piece of comedy filmmaking that features a once-great comedian at the very top of his game.
Top Critic
January 26, 2006
This could be Bob Hope material c1942 and Chase does acquit himself well (though with cool reserve) in the gags-to-plot transitions. What dulls the enterprise is that Ritchie so keeps his distance from every character.
July 4, 2005
March 10, 2005
One of Chase's best
October 23, 2004
Whenever the move threatens to work, there's Chevy Chase with his monotone, deadpan cynicism, distancing himself from the material.
September 19, 2004
far too silly
August 22, 2004
A snappy, inventive comedy with Chevy Chase.
March 26, 2004
August 29, 2003
June 19, 2003
One of the more quotable comedies of the 1980s
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