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Fletch Lives Reviews

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Dennis King
Tulsa World
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
Sue Heal
Radio Times
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
Candice Russell
South Florida Sun-Sentinel
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.
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
Fletch Lives is one more dispirited slog through the rummage sale of movie cliches.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
November 6, 2003
| Original Score: 2/5
David Cornelius
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
Bob Bloom
Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)
August 20, 2002
Too bad, he did. Maybe if he hadn't this sequel won't have been necessary.
| Original Score: 1/5
Christopher Smith
Bangor Daily News (Maine)
February 21, 2003
| Original Score: 2/5
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Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer
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
David Kaplan
Kaplan vs. Kaplan
March 1, 2008
| Original Score: 2/5
Chuck O'Leary
Fantastica Daily
October 5, 2005
A very disappointing sequel that's not nearly as funny and witty as the original.
| Original Score: 2/5
IGN Movies
August 8, 2002
| Original Score: 0/5
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Vincent Canby
New York Times
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.
Emanuel Levy
July 24, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
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Mark Kermode
Time Out
January 26, 2006
The humour throughout is alternately mindless, sexist, racist, and homophobic, and would probably offend if you managed to stay awake.
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Dave Kehr
Chicago Tribune
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
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Chris Willman
Los Angeles Times
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.

People Magazine
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.

TV Guide
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
Boyd Farrow
Empire Magazine
July 1, 2015
Funny and inventive vehicle for Chevy Chase's hapless and genuinely funny comic creation.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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