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September 22, 2017
Classic post-SNL Chevy ... with Dana & the others as a good supporting cast. Light fun & intrigue in a nicely done production! | - Norm de Guerre
July 10, 2017
Good 6'9" with the afro
June 10, 2017
A silly comedy with Chevy Chase wearing many ridiculous disguises. Amusing at times, but it's very dated watching it today. (First viewing - Teen years)
June 8, 2017
Chevy Chase as a lead actor just doesn't work. He comes off as a jerk. The movie's jokes are great if it wasn't Chevy saying them. He sucks.
½ April 1, 2017
Awkward, dry, derogatory, poorly written, but Chase's personality lifts it to legacy somehow.
½ March 13, 2017
Top shelf comedy and a great role for Chase. Billed as a man who changes his name more than his underwear. Still holds up today.
January 10, 2017
Don't call me Irwin.
½ January 9, 2017
Eh. Not horrible, but I should have passed.
December 19, 2016
Chevy Chase stars as Fletch in the comedy Fletch. Fletch is an undercover newspaper reporter that is posing as a bum on the beaches of Los Angeles trying to crack a story involving drug trafficking. In the process of doing this, a rich man approaches him asks him to kill him to help his family collect insurance money. He is dying of bone cancer, and will be dead soon anyway.

Fletch instantly starts investigating the man, only to find that he does not have bone cancer at all, and is perfectly healthy. This brings up the question of why the man has such a request. The problem is he is already under pressure by his boss to turn in a story regarding the drug trafficking at the beach. Because the man who asked him to kill him wants this done in a few days, this gives him limited time to do the investigation and solve both cases. Further investigation points to scandal among police officers and the chief himself, but needs to find some hard evidence.

Fletch is paints a pretty dark and lengthy investigation. The comedic antics of Chase almost seem out of place and do not outweigh the investigation which makes this a hard sell as a comedy. Even though he has a few disguises and some one-liners, they all do not really particularly hit the funny bone. Most of the comedy comes from his multiple disguises, accents, and there is a dream sequence where he becomes a Los Angeles Laker that seems out of place. I enjoyed this movie far more as investigative cop drama than I did as a comedy. The tone of the movie Fletch is similar to many other 80s movies of its time such as Beverly Hills Cop series with the exception that he works alone is not a real cop. Overall Fletch is a good movie, but is more misguided
as a comedy.

-12.19.2016
November 27, 2016
The flirting is so awkward that only a hollywood writer could have written it. Why would she give a hoot about him? A poor, white man's Beverly Hills Cop. There are some witty lines, but they often go too far into hack screenwriter territory. He acts as though he believes he's charming us more than he is. Past the halfway point and I don't really know what the plot is about. But it's kinda fun anyway. We should see more of what Fletch knows. The banquet scene is embarrassingly bad. Poorly edited. Could have focused on the worry about shooting the man, and other deeper issues. Would've made it much better. Amusing enough to watch, though.
½ October 7, 2016
This is the comedic role that Chevy Chase was born for. Chase is suave, witty, and fun. Rating: 7 / 10
August 21, 2016
8/21/2016: A great classic 80's flick! Hilarious with many great quotes. Chevy Chase at his best!
August 14, 2016
It is still watchable and some of the gags do work. An entertaining comedy-noir with Chevy Chase on fine form.
August 9, 2016
Disposable unfunny wisecracks
May 17, 2016
Must watch, one of my all time favorite
April 18, 2016
Reporter uncovers drug conspiracy on the LA beach involving a aviation executive and the police. Classic Chevy Chase in top form just basically being Chevy, his best film alongside the original VACATION. Includes a great scene of Kareem admiring Fletch's contributions to the Lakers. Fine score by Harold Faltemeyer too.
March 27, 2016
Chevy Chase is in good fooling in this cult, feelgood '80s crime comedy about a tenacious reporter by the nickname of Fletch, who snoops around in various funny disguises and delivers terrific one-liners in deadpan style. The mystery isn't something really special but it being more elaborate would miss the point: the action and the suspense blend in with the humour very well and the result is vintage '80s comedy done right.
½ March 12, 2016
Chevy Chase's dry humor brings to the world of movies a hilarious comedy. A classic!
½ January 27, 2016
C+
Some of the jokes wear thing, but they still get a chuckle, and Chevy Chase proves to be a charming sight.
January 24, 2016
Belongs on the Mt. Rushmore of 80's comedies. Chevy at the height of his comedic powers. Cheesy car chase aside its still very watchable and very quotable all these years later.
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