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Clue

1985
Comedy
Suspense/Thriller
1h 34m
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Avg Percentile 54.3% from 3685 total ratings

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Rated 17 May 2016
92
84th
Clever, fun, and energetic farce. The cast is fantastic (they're all clearly having a ball), and the rapid-fire script is packed with quotable lines.
Rated 18 Jul 2020
80
77th
This must've been as fun to make as watching the maid bounce around.
Rated 28 Mar 2012
68
72nd
I've never found slapstick particularly entertaining, but it works quite well here. Tim Curry is wholly responsible for making sure this movie doesn't get filed under 'mediocre 80s porridge.'
Rated 14 Aug 2007
90
97th
Totally underestimated. It has an awesome cast and portrays this murder-mystery in the great comedy style of the traditional farce.
Rated 12 Feb 2020
70
65th
A veritable wealth of cluevage.
Rated 03 May 2011
74
29th
A guilty-pleasure in just how much fun this madcap film can be, even if it's not very consistent (with 3 endings, how can it be?)
Rated 15 Oct 2009
2
10th
I'll admit to enjoying the 3rd act (referring to all 3 endings), especially the very last one, but I found the majority of the film to be extremely unfunny and irritating.
Rated 22 Jan 2017
65
47th
Honestly, its pretty damn fine. While it doesn't necessarily hold up to today's comedy standards, it has a few good laughs and a great cast. Also its board game gimmick works very, very well. All in all, it's not anything Oscar-worthy, but it's a damn fun film.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
87
63rd
I love this movie. It's funny and has longevity - I never get tired of seeing it.
Rated 07 Jan 2008
81
74th
I completely underestimated this movie. I thought it would be a lackluster boring one-laugh-an-hour flick but Curry is hilarious and the rest of the movie keeps up for the most part. An absolute must see if you enjoy Airplane! type movies.
Rated 06 Aug 2015
90
86th
I always thought I wouldn't enjoy the cheesy, talky nature of the movie. Boy was I wrong.
Rated 31 Aug 2015
65
58th
I'm pretty sure that the screwball comedic tone in this board game-tuned-movie, was stale in the mid-80s, but somehow it feels tolerable, sometimes even charming, now 30 years later, even though the poor actors are sort-of left hanging by some fairly sloppy editing/directing. Still, the whodunnit-in-a-mansion schtick is always welcome, and the multiple ending a fun extra gimmick.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
80
81st
Overlooked classic.
Rated 24 Apr 2021
74
56th
Takes a while to get into the swing of things, but soon reaches a pleasantly ludicrous tone, especially once Tim Curry starts to lose his composure.
Rated 08 Jan 2020
70
58th
Very silly. Clue has great characters, a simple concept and a great execution. Movies like this are easy to review, because they really only go for one thing: laughs. And Clue definitely delivers on that front. But it also manages to set up the story and atmosphere just right. It never gets so silly that the whole things falls apart (á la Monty Python and the Holy Grail), and the corny humour suits it perfectly within the context.
Rated 31 Dec 2016
85
75th
"I hated her so much... it- it- the fl- it- flame...flames. Flames on the side of my face..."
Rated 04 May 2010
71
39th
What an ingenious experiment that's both enjoyable and something I've never seen before in cinema. The movie fails a bit short with some average acting, but the whole thing was really fun to watch.
Rated 23 Oct 2010
90
95th
I love this movie. I love everything about it. The cast is made up of some of the funniest people who were around at the time and everyone seems to be enjoying themselves. The script is terrific, packed with one liners and gags that never fail to make me laugh. And the endings are all great. Any comparisons to Murder By Death (another movie that I adore) are faint at best. It's just a a lot of fun and I always enjoy watching this one.
Rated 13 Apr 2020
65
42nd
Tim Curry running took some real dedication. I looked up the review by Ebert, and he did not disappoint. He called Colleen Camp's performance "wonderfully bouncy". Oh, Ebert, you little rascal.
Rated 16 May 2020
85
54th
*endlessly quotes movie
Rated 13 Mar 2017
77
74th
What an unexpectedly entertaining romp! A murder mystery farce from the mid 80s that is based on a board game? Surely this wouldn't be enjoyable 30 years later unless in an ironic so bad it's good way? Amazingly this works brilliantly. A thin premise is fleshed out with fantastically over the top comedic performances and witty dialogue that just charms it's viewer into enjoying the ride. While not every gag works, Clue effectively solves the mystery of comedic entertainment in delightful fashion
Rated 20 Jul 2014
65
45th
Relatively overrated. It's still funny and has some laughs but there are numerous bits that don't work. The multiple endings did nothing for me.
Rated 04 Oct 2008
88
84th
A level of zaniness and fun that modern films can only dream of.
Rated 25 Apr 2008
83
81st
Loaded to the brim with cliches, this is over-the-top fun. Lynn draws greatness from the ensemble cast, but really, this is Tim Curry's movie and he is something to behold in it. While many films suffer from poor endings, Clue has endings flying out the wazoo. It is the first (only?) movie to show a different ending depending on which theater you attended, and what night you saw it on. All three work (though one is clearly best), and you can watch each consecutively on the DVD. I just love it.
Rated 08 Mar 2015
63
33rd
I find it odd that I know more than one person who says this is the funniest movie of all time. I laughed a couple times and the plot keeps you watching but it's just alright.
Rated 08 May 2008
1
6th
Lowbrow, obnoxious, and ultimately inconsequential. An impressive cast of b-tier character actors is squandered away on ineffective slapstick, tit gags, and flat punchlines.
Rated 21 Nov 2011
65
43rd
Classic screwball and slapstick throwback. The writing is cheesy enough to make it an obvious product of the 80s, but the ending is pretty clever in its own right. Also, Tim Curry.
Rated 16 May 2020
97
95th
Pretty fast paced and very funny. Each character has a few great quotable lines, and I've seen this too many times to count.
Rated 28 Nov 2012
90
97th
I have nothing but love for 'Clue'. It nails the subgenre, and it's so much fun! I should rewatch it more often.
Rated 14 Mar 2015
84
88th
The best movie adaptation of a board game you will ever see. Ever.
Rated 04 Sep 2018
100
97th
I may be biased because I watched this so many times as a kid, but Tim Curry and the rest of the cast are awesome. The mystery plot isn't amazing, but that lets the comedy shine, though I do love the three endings.
Rated 10 Nov 2011
96
93rd
This is maybe my biggest guilty pleasure. It is a weird mix of overt and subtle humor that certainly rewards repeat viewings and trust me... I have repeat viewed the fuck out of this one. A great comedy cast, immensely quotable, and a perfect script and soundtrack. Madeline Khan and Tim Curry are especially fun to watch, but everyone does a fabulous job making a movie based on a board game fun to watch.
Rated 13 Nov 2015
75
65th
Not every joke hits the target, but it's frequently hilarious - and far more than expected. Tim Curry is amazing.
Rated 26 Oct 2014
19
16th
Trivia: Tom Stoppard and Stephen Sondheim were both offered the chance to write this. Needless to say they both turned it down, i'd like to think because they knew that a movie based on a board game was fundamentally a dumb idea. The screenplay that does exist appears to be written by someone who saw His Girl Friday and decided that all it takes to write a screwball comedy is a few vaguely clever lines and a whole lot of yelling for no apparent reason.
Rated 19 Mar 2007
59
48th
Almost a remake of Neil Simon's Murder By Death, and once that connection was made, I couldn't enjoy the film anymore.
Rated 10 May 2008
73
56th
Far and away the best board game to movie adaptation ever.
Rated 05 Jun 2009
76
81st
It is undoubtedly the best board game movie adapation ever.
Rated 23 Oct 2018
5
40th
Amusing oldschool black comedy. Not the best script, but the actors made it work. The multiple gimmick ending screws with the plot by making the whole point of the movie (looking for clues) completely pointless.
Rated 05 Jun 2008
65
16th
Funny, but not an amazing movie as far as I'm concerned. A guilty pleasure.
Rated 21 Mar 2019
90
84th
Clue is the best adaptation of a board game into a movie. The cast of characters are what really pull this farce together. I'm sure at the time people were dumbstruck at the idea of making Clue into a movie but once all of the jokes started pouring out of people like Tim Curry, Madeline Kahn, Michael McKean, and Eileen Brennan I'm sure people understood that this was a classic comedy in the making.
Rated 02 Jan 2010
74
18th
pick an ending, any ending...
Rated 22 Jul 2009
55
20th
Kind of a screwball comedy mystery, if that is the right term.
Rated 17 Apr 2016
99
98th
Well done.
Rated 29 Jan 2018
80
86th
It's one of the most contrived plots that I've ever seen in a comedy film. However, it is extremely funny, clever, and delightfully over the top.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
90
89th
Based on the classic board game, this movie is way more fun than the game. It's relentlessly clever, and Tim Curry is incredible in it. It's also supremely rewatchable. Awesome!
Rated 13 Feb 2017
87
91st
Clue is a mystery of a movie as well as a movie mystery. Probably the only successful board game turned movie, Tim Curry leads an all-star cast of characters playing the eclectic group of suspected killers. Silly and charming the movie is a delightful twist on the who-done-it genre with its multiple endings and consistent level of comedy.
Rated 23 Oct 2010
93
94th
Still the best board game movie ever. A perfectly paced mystery-comedy with some of the best actors and best lines in the buisness.
Rated 19 Jul 2009
75
28th
I love the singing telegram girl.
Rated 10 Oct 2012
53
49th
Some decent laughs, and a bunch of fun, even if it's frequently contrived or corny. Tim Curry deserves a comedy Oscar.
Rated 25 Sep 2009
85
38th
Fun movie, feels dated but still a good time.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
84
77th
On first thought, you think, "How can a board game be made into a decent movie?" Then they put together this cast, and it's actally pretty damn funny.
Rated 29 Oct 2007
100
99th
Quirky, clever and laugh-out-loud funny! One of the best comedy ensemble casts lined up for a movie. Brilliantly written and full of surprises. A highly entertaining, original movie-watching experience.
Rated 24 Jun 2016
76
62nd
Divertente ed originale, con addirittura 3 finali. Bel mix di giallo e commedia
Rated 31 Jul 2013
1
17th
It has the shape of a decent comedy/mystery, but doesn't fill it in. The many, many bland characters stand and walk around, seemingly in search of jokes. When one does arrive, it's usually cringingly unfunny. That leaves the mystery, which is too convoluted to follow, let alone care about.
Rated 06 Jan 2012
86
62nd
I came for the mystery, I stayed for the comedy, which I don't think gets as much credit as it should. Sure, Curry and Co. are running about like idiots, and some laughs rely on physical mishaps, but none of it is overused nor randomly placed. The comedy is organic to the characters and situations, which is what sets it above most screwball movies made today. I think this may have one of the best last lines ever.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
46
23rd
Cute, and has its moments, but it's really just a lot of yelling and running around and lights going out randomly.
Rated 21 Apr 2008
66
60th
Decent, but frequently what's good about it isn't that original and what's original about it isn't that good. It's mostly a warmed-over serving of Neil Simon's brilliant detective send-up Murder by Death.
Rated 29 Jan 2020
65
39th
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Rated 02 Jun 2020
69
32nd
It should be viewed tantamount to a spoof film like Airplane! or Scary Movie. Like those films, it is very much tied to the not just the particular pictures it mocks, but also the tone of the era. As such, it becomes a bit dated unless you're a fan of things like the Lumet version of Murder on the Orient Express. Still, some of the gags and zingers are funny. And the mocking of the music, wardrobe, and feel of 1950's social conformity is neat. It's just not lasting. Marginal recommendation.
Rated 08 Mar 2015
34
8th
A mostly terrible movie, foreshadowing the atrocity of all the adaptations coming from a thoughtless industry scraping for dollars in recognition-value. Like all toy adaptations, the story itself is counter-intuitive to the foundation, as toys only receive their charm from the fantasy we project through interaction. Although the film is off to an enjoyable start it becomes increasingly excruciating after 20 minutes, to the point that the least embarrassing thing about it, is a sexy French maid.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
100
99th
A hilarious mad-cap romp through a house filled with predictable and unpredictable laughs filled in by an incredibly talented cast, especially Tim Curry.
Rated 27 Jan 2009
73
35th
Fun to watch. That's all.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
90
75th
This is a cult hit for a reason. It's a classic.
Rated 16 Aug 2011
85
93rd
I recently rewatched this and was compelled to look up Colleen Camp online. What a tragedy.
Rated 14 Feb 2015
77
40th
A quick, witty, over-the-top, silly rendition of the classic board game. Who could possibly write a story for the board game Clue? Well, John Landis, director of classics such as "Blues Brothers" and one of my personal favorites "An American Werewolf in London", is certainly a good choice. In less creative hands it could've become a run of the mill whodunit cashing in on the title, but the makers knew that to make it work it couldn't take itself seriously. It's gag after gag with a great cast.
Rated 24 Jun 2010
71
59th
Much more lighthearted than I expected. The cast is quite amusing, I giggled when the weapons were revealed, and the multiple endings are a very nice touch. Other than that, the movie looks a bit drab and gets a bit too farce-like. Hot maid though.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
10
0th
One of my most hated movies ever. I don't know who decided that funny = CONSTANT manic shouting and histrionics, but it's unbelievably annoying and difficult to withstand.
Rated 13 Jul 2013
69
38th
A solidly entertaining and delightfully silly parody of the murder mystery. At 94 minutes, it already starts to feel a little stretched towards the end, but rebounds with Curry's manic wrap-up to a trio of endings that playfully riff on the film's board game roots. Decent, unexceptional production and acting across the board, the only stand-out being Curry's energetic performance.
Rated 20 Nov 2012
80
65th
It's a perfect Saturday afternoon movie. Love the multiple choice ending and the singing telegram scene.
Rated 03 May 2016
70
44th
Tim Curry e Michael Mackean não são tudo?
Rated 27 Jun 2015
2
21st
A fairly boring and uninteresting movie where they do a poor job ever getting the audience invested in anything that's going on. The laughs were non existent and the mystery of the whole thing was stupid as they just had 3 different endings anyways. The most shocking thing about this movie is this: https://i.imgur.com/rEkict7.jpg such a waste. stop eating
Rated 07 Jun 2020
40
46th
Yeah this was a decent movie. My friend has this on VHS I believe. He loaned it to me to watch. It's ok.. Rather play the board game of this though.
Rated 27 Jan 2007
85
76th
As a kid, when I first heard about this movie, I couldn't believe they made a movie about a board game I had played, and I couldn't believe it was AWESOME. Seriously. Watched a few dozen times.
Rated 03 Dec 2014
75
78th
Campy, silly fun. This is a near perfect version of a lighthearted whodunit. My only problem is that the all the running around in the final scene gets too silly for me. Two of the three endings are disappointing, but on the DVD version you get them all so it still works.
Rated 29 Dec 2013
45
32nd
has not aged well not very funny or interesting lots of cleavage
Rated 18 Feb 2012
75
59th
Wonderfully silly. Enjoyed Tim Curry being over-the-top and Christopher Lloyd being an irredeemable pervert. Loved the multiple endings gimmick. It kind of dragged in the beginning though, but once bodies started dropping then things got interesting.
Rated 17 Dec 2007
75
34th
Great movie. And Lee Ving from Fear is in it.
Rated 06 Mar 2019
60
52nd
A terrible idea rescued by Tim Curry
Rated 20 Nov 2008
90
38th
Not an idle-background movie until you've seen it a few times, but Tim Curry leads an excellent cast through some beautifully complex choreography, particularly at the end.
Rated 28 Feb 2011
80
47th
An excellent rip-off of Murder by Death. Funny and enjoyable.
Rated 08 Feb 2008
65
18th
The humor seems really dated to me and just wasn't funny most of the time. The whole time I was pretty interested to see if I could figure out who dunnit. But the multiple endings foiled any possible attempt anyone could make at figuring it out, making the mystery itself extremely pointless. I am pretty surprised, however, at how the movie wasn't completely terrible since it was based on a board game of all things.
Rated 12 Jul 2007
87
52nd
Silly. Pretty funny. The ending is great.
Rated 02 Jun 2023
60
69th
Not great for most of its runtime, but Tim Curry's humourous manic summation(s), and a fascinating gimmick unique in movie history (movie theatre audiences were each given only ONE of the 3 endings!), make for a great finish. Still the best movie based on a board game!
Rated 17 Jul 2018
85
39th
Classic.
Rated 18 Sep 2012
82
69th
Tim Curry is absolutely fantastic in this, not that that should come as a suprise. The movie itself is really fun with some great slapstick.
Rated 26 May 2014
71
44th
An at times over-the-top love letter to the classic detective game. While I can't claim it as a fantastic film by any means, it's pretty good considering it's a board game adaptation. Still a better board game story than Battleship.
Rated 17 Aug 2011
90
95th
If it were necessary for me to be killed in a creepy house by people I didn't know for crimes of my past, this is the group of people I'd want to be killed by...but only if it's necessary for the plot.
Rated 04 Sep 2016
57
33rd
Granted, this movie is the best board game adaptation I've ever seen, but it's not as if the competition is all that compelling.
Rated 29 Jan 2022
48
51st
it's obviously a bad film but it's got some charm
Rated 21 Mar 2015
60
25th
Tim Curry steals the show in an often tedious whodunit. Colleen Camp's performance impresses for other reasons (hint: rhymes with moobies.)
Rated 09 Dec 2008
90
66th
Undeniably fun. Really silly and really great.
Rated 11 Sep 2022
7
61st
As a teen I watched this over and over, but either I've grown up or it isn't as funny as it was, but still a good movie with a great cast.
Rated 25 Aug 2013
60
43rd
This was a pretty fun movie, and not much more. But it doesn't really need to be anything more. Most of the jokes fell flat for me, but there were a few funny parts. The idea of having multiple endings is pretty cool, although the argument could be made that this makes the film completely pointless. Anyway, it's harmless fun and reasonably entertaining.
Rated 25 Apr 2021
20
7th
what the fuck these scores, guys. it's bullshit
Rated 11 Sep 2009
76
68th
Funny whodunit.
Rated 11 Sep 2007
90
79th
A French Farce with Tim Curry. Seriously, you need me to go on?
Rated 10 Feb 2008
100
80th
I don't think I've seen the whole thing, but it appeared to be a classic comedy.
Rated 14 Oct 2007
80
69th
Actually... really quite good. Huge surprise.
Rated 12 Jan 2014
65
19th
I wanted so much to love it but it really just fell flat.
Rated 23 Oct 2019
97
92nd
About as good as 80s high-class comedy gets, Clue is definitely the best film ever made that is based on a board game. The character's are fun and the slapstick lands.

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