The Truth About Charlie Reviews

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November 1, 2007
Demme's movie is so benign--he likes all his characters, even the villains--it feels like a game of "let's pretend." It's a movie for movie lovers--playful, hip and light as a feather.
January 16, 2003
I realize that Mark Wahlberg is not Cary Grant, but shouldn't there be some compensating reason for his presence in this movie?
November 9, 2002
The truth is that The Truth About Charlie gets increasingly tiresome.
Top Critic
November 6, 2002
It's a forgery that diminishes not only the originality and pleasure of the film it copies, but also the entire school of filmmaking it wants to emulate.
November 6, 2002
May not be and should not be everyone's cup of tea, but at the end of it, I felt a guilty affection for all its participants.
October 29, 2002
The affectionate loopiness that once seemed congenital to Demme's perspective has a tough time emerging from between the badly dated cutesy-pie mystery scenario and the newfangled Hollywood post-production effects.
January 4, 2018
Demme does something I've never seen another director do - he makes Paris look bad.
December 29, 2010
A bad remake of a good movie.
January 27, 2009
Newton's a radiant beam of beguiling star power in this stylish muddle.
October 7, 2004
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