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Fletch Lives Reviews

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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.
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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
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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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Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel
July 1, 2015
The sequel, like the original, is entertaining in a slightly stale, basically sitcomy way.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Variety Staff
Variety
March 26, 2009
Chevy Chase is perfectly suited to playing a smirking, wisecracking, multiple-identitied reporter in Fletch Lives.
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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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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.
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Rita Kempley
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
Chase may be 12 years past Prime Time, but the 45-year-old pratfaller has never been better. He and Fletch were made for each other as surely as Kojak and Tootsie Pops.
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
If you appreciate his kind of drop-dead deadpan, you'll enjoy the journey south.
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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