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Fletch Lives Reviews

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July 1, 2015
Funny and inventive vehicle for Chevy Chase's hapless and genuinely funny comic creation.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
July 1, 2015
In this meager sequel, as in its popular predecessor, Chevy Chase demolishes every easy target in sight with a quip of the tongue. Some of the lines are funny, but after a while you just want to smack him.
July 1, 2015
Being so sour about Fletch makes one feel like Kvetch, but seriously, is all it takes to be a screen comic the ability to flare the nostrils and to fall down?
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
July 1, 2015
With arbitrary laugh lines coming along to strip the credibility from every situation and the integrity from every character, there's hardly a moment in the new film that seems as authentically alive as a California Raisins commercial.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
July 1, 2015
With the exception of an elaborate fantasy sequence straight out of a Disney movie and a running gag about a Cadillac without brakes, Fletch Lives should have been called Fletch Staggers.
July 1, 2015
The sequel, like the original, is entertaining in a slightly stale, basically sitcomy way.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
July 1, 2015
Chase delivers a one-note performance, consisting mainly of predictable comebacks and salacious leers, while the characters who become the targets of his witty rejoinders are weak and silly stereotypes.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
July 1, 2015
Your appreciation of this film will rest largely on your taste for Chase's particular brand of snide comedy. If you like Chase, Fletch lives; if you hate Chase, Fletch dies.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
July 1, 2015
The plot, such as it is, doesn't so much revolve around Chase in a variety of ill-fitting disguises, as spin mercilessly out of control.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
July 1, 2015
This sequel to Fletch, in which Chase played novelist Gregory McDonald's Los Angeles newspaperman-detective, seems to have a chip on its shoulder, daring an audience not to laugh.
March 26, 2009
Chevy Chase is perfectly suited to playing a smirking, wisecracking, multiple-identitied reporter in Fletch Lives.
August 14, 2008
The mystery is barely there, and nobody really cares, as long as Chase gets to ham it up under a wider array of fake moustaches and silly accents.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
January 26, 2006
The humour throughout is alternately mindless, sexist, racist, and homophobic, and would probably offend if you managed to stay awake.
October 5, 2005
A very disappointing sequel that's not nearly as funny and witty as the original.
| Original Score: 2/5
May 6, 2005
Not quite as good as the first, but still an enjoyable jaunt
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
September 17, 2003
The original Fletch somehow took on minor-cult-film status, and the sequel may do the same.
May 20, 2003
Mr. Chase is such an agreeably low-pressure comedian that a movie has to be very inept to be as irritating as Fletch Lives.
April 24, 2003
Fairly funny sequel.
| Original Score: 3/5
August 20, 2002
Too bad, he did. Maybe if he hadn't this sequel won't have been necessary.
| Original Score: 1/5
January 1, 2000
Fletch Lives is one more dispirited slog through the rummage sale of movie cliches.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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