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Fletch

Fletch

1985
Comedy
Crime
1h 38m
Irwin "Fletch" Fletcher, Los Angeles journalist, really lives for his profession. As Jane Doe, he publishes articles that have caused several heads to roll in the past. Now, Fletch is at it again: In disguise as a bum, he lives at the beach, researching drugs and their dealing. One day, Fletch is addressed by Alan Stanwyk, a rich man, who asks him, the bum, a favour... (IMDB)
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Fletch

1985
Comedy
Crime
1h 38m
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Rated 14 Aug 2007
20
6th
Totally unfunny.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
83
61st
Classic Chevy Chase comedy that was absolutely hilarious. Chevy shows us why is comedic timing made him one of the funniest comedians from the 1980's.
Rated 20 Jan 2014
55
39th
Not exactly hilarious but reasonably entertaining.
Rated 24 Apr 2023
72
33rd
Felt to me like an attempt to replicate the success of Beverly Hills Cop with a different SNL alum. Missed the basket.
Rated 25 Oct 2013
90
90th
Its Chevy Chase, Chevy Chase, and more Chevy Chase. If you like Chevy Chase then you won't be disappointed, because its certainly one of his best. He not only manages to carry the entire film by himself, but he really makes it look effortless. Just a hilarious film from start to finish.
Rated 18 Jan 2013
83
89th
Chevy Chase at his peak.
Rated 31 Jan 2016
71
51st
Fairly funny comedy. Can be hit and miss at times but it gets better the longer it runs.
Rated 08 Jun 2022
32
23rd
Have no idea why this is held in such esteem, maybe because a lot of US people saw it on cable back in the day? There are one or two mildly funny scenes and that's it, unless you really enjoy Chase on autopilot.
Rated 22 Apr 2016
77
51st
I didn't think this would be as funny, or as coherent, as it is. Yes it has stumbles and holes, but it balances various types of humour well and Chase strikes a good balance to keep everything going.
Rated 22 Aug 2014
60
40th
I mean this really isn't terrible, but it isn't overwhelmingly hilarious like it is cracked up to be. Chevy Chase is still quite funny, but there is nothing fantastic about this film, truly.
Rated 24 Jun 2013
80
37th
The quintessential Chevy Chase performance. He's smug and he talks fast, but he's also charming and genuinely funny. This is a good 80's comedy that's also a good neo-noir. Just a fun movie in all respects.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
60
27th
Perhaps Chevy Chase's only decent role ever?
Rated 25 Sep 2010
66
51st
This is when Chevy Chase is at his best. Sort of aloof and non committal to any line, scene or joke. They just sort of fall out of his mouth and its on to the next one. The only thing keeping it from a higher rating is the completely dated soundtrack and a completely unfunny supporting cast.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
90
73rd
Very good Chevy movie
Rated 28 Jul 2010
60
44th
Chevy Chase is in good fooling in this cult, feelgood '80s crime comedy about a tenacious reporter by the nickname of Fletch, who snoops around in various funny disguises and delivers terrific one-liners in deadpan style. The mystery isn't something really special but it being more elaborate would miss the point: the action and the suspense blend in with the humour very well and the result is vintage '80s comedy done right.
Rated 16 May 2008
70
81st
fast-paced slapstick--entertaining
Rated 19 Oct 2007
84
26th
A nice little 80's comedy that became a massive cable tv / video store cult hit. Chevy Chase is at his wise-ass, sarcastic best, as he IS Irwin M. Fletcher, a chameleon-like investigative reporter, who has stumbled (ass-backwards, as usual) into a murder-for-hire plot that leads to the nerve center of a huge illegal drug ring. If he can survive it all, Fletch will have the story of his career.
Rated 17 Sep 2008
49
69th
jeg grinede faktisk
Rated 19 Aug 2007
85
47th
One of Chevy's better films.
Rated 30 Jan 2015
25
2nd
Just nothing funny about this. You can see all the actors mentally sighing after each failed joke. I can't understand why anyone would enjoy this, it is entirely humorless.
Rated 06 Sep 2009
69
41st
Chase's timing and inflections are impeccable. The jokes are pretty rapid-fire through most of the film, but they fall really unevenly. There are some pretty good laugh out loud moments, but Chase's acting will typically just have you grinning through most of it.
Rated 08 Mar 2013
40
19th
I had a physical reaction while watching Chevy Chase in this movie. I watch Community, and I had forgotten. I saw him contort his face. I saw him experience various emotions. I saw playfulness. I saw charm. It makes me so sad.
Rated 12 Sep 2007
71
63rd
I liked Fletch Lives better, I think, but this was a decent comedy.
Rated 26 Dec 2017
85
58th
B+
Rated 14 Aug 2007
95
94th
One of the best all time comedies. Nearly every line is laugh out loud funny. Chase at his best.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
74
50th
This is a funny movie.
Rated 24 Aug 2007
95
90th
Chevy at his best. So far to fall in later years, but this one is fantastic.
Rated 06 Jun 2011
85
74th
Chevy Chase is hilarious, and as a former journalism major, I can appreciate the comedic take on investigative reporting. One of my favorite "journalism" films ever and one of my favorite comedies.
Rated 17 Jan 2007
36
12th
Just a series of unfunny bits with the stereotypical offbeat synthpop 80's soundtrack. I like when he fools the doberman, but that was it. A big fat meh.
Rated 21 Mar 2009
40
23rd
Yawn
Rated 09 Apr 2009
25
43rd
A lightness of touch unusual for the 80s makes this comedy mystery more welcome than most.
Rated 28 Jul 2008
85
57th
It is so good and so filled with must pay attention comedy. Love Chevy Chase as Fletch.
Rated 27 Jun 2007
85
55th
Hilarious. Chevy's best movie.
Rated 09 May 2022
60
26th
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Rated 02 Jan 2007
94
90th
Great movie!
Rated 22 Aug 2007
78
77th
Very Good
Rated 29 Nov 2021
79
83rd
Rewatched. Still relevant after all these years...for all the wrong reasons. Maybe that's why it's so funny.
Rated 13 Feb 2012
81
90th
I've only seen it a single time, and laughed a ton throughout. Came out of it thinking it was one of the funniest movies I've seen. Unfortunately that feeling faded and it's not nearly memorable or quotable enough to be considered among the greats. Still a really enjoyable watch, and one of my favorite Chase performances.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
86
87th
Everyone loves Fletch.
Rated 08 Sep 2020
66
46th
Super 80's... But entertaining to watch, knowing that Chevy improvised his way through the movie.
Rated 20 Jan 2014
11
7th
Worst I've ever seen from Chevy Chase. This film simply isn't funny at all. Chevy Chase isn't entertaining or believable as a clever reporter solving an ultra-boring mystery, as he is much better playing the well-meaning everyman who's a bit of a goof -- like in the vacation films. As for the writing in Fletch, it's atrocious. There are simply no storylines or characters worth caring about. Dull and lifeless. With awful music to boot.
Rated 23 Oct 2011
65
45th
It's pretty funny, but honestly it's pretty shallow as well. You'll forget the plot 10 minutes after you watch it, but will retain some hazy memories of some aspects of it. He's a investigative reporter for a newspaper, during the investigation he meets a girl and get with her despite their very different attraction levels, he gets away with a lot of stuff because he can talk fast, and he likes the Lakers. Even though it drags a bit in the end it's worth at least one watch.
Rated 01 Aug 2011
67
54th
The central mystery of the plot is far less consequential to the quality of this movie than you'd think. I don't really remember what happened, and it's not really important, because Chase's charm in the title role is what makes the movie noteworthy. He keeps things rolling throughout, casually dropping one-liners all over, most of which hit with deadly accuracy. As a journalist-in-training, no one does a better job of making my industry seem awesomely bad-ass than Fletch.
Rated 12 Dec 2015
73
60th
Oh, so this is this movie everyone was talking about when they talked about Fletch. It's a strange phenomenon to hear about a film so frequently that you lose all interest in seeing it, but there's often a reason that the universe seems to want to keep it fresh in your mind. I was reminded of Chinatown as much as I was the idiosyncratic 80's aesthetic and irreverent comedy of Risky Business, and though it's not as good as either of those films, I enjoyed it far more than I expected to.
Rated 16 Nov 2007
50
56th
very amusing. classic chevy chase.
Rated 26 Jan 2011
69
35th
Not much to say about the story because I don't think they were really focusing too much on it when they made the film. All they cared about were the jokes and deadpan dry humor. Some of them were funny, but nothing really stood out, which is why I can only say the movie is average. I am a little disappointed because i like the dry humor stuff, but this just wasn't that hot.
Rated 09 Nov 2014
10
89th
Doctor Rosenpenis!
Rated 21 Nov 2016
65
24th
Watched this too young and should probably rewatch
Rated 31 Jul 2009
65
59th
So great.
Rated 07 Jun 2010
86
79th
So many one liners in this movie. A classic. Chevy Chase deadpan humor fit this role perfectly
Rated 09 Sep 2011
49
20th
Does not hold up. So dry that it becomes dull beyond belief.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
77
60th
The great one-liners still hold up, as does Chevy Chase's flippant performance, and even the plot is not a bad little mystery. The soundtrack, however, is an obnoxious abomination, and the action scenes feel perfunctory. "Are you using the whole fist, doc?"
Rated 20 Jul 2009
49
23rd
Painfully average 80s comedy
Rated 17 Feb 2010
67
33rd
I don't know why, but I find Chevy Chase funny. A guilty pleasure.
Rated 17 Feb 2007
55
49th
Funny.
Rated 13 Dec 2011
75
49th
This is a funny and very playful movie. Chevy Chase is great in one of his best roles. The plot works and there are plenty of funny scenes and characters.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
92
91st
This movie and Caddyshack are the only funny things Chevy Chase has done EVER and he's managed to make up for the rest of his career with these two efforts.
Rated 15 Dec 2007
52
32nd
Never really understood the praise for this film. Not really all that humorous at all.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
75
52nd
The music is amazing.
Rated 28 May 2008
60
49th
Your standard Chevy Chase movie.
Rated 20 Feb 2011
85
73rd
An underseen comedic classic. The timing is perfect, and the lines just keep coming.
Rated 28 Jan 2016
60
34th
Things happen!
Rated 08 Jul 2023
40
38th
A sort of "Beverly Hills...Reporter". Pretty forgettable.
Rated 07 May 2013
81
53rd
A genuinely funny detective pastiche, owing its considerable success to Chevy Chase on top, dry-as-a-bone form and a screenplay laden with memorable one-liners. It's certainly not timeless as a whole - that blasted synthy opening/closing "Bit by Bit" choon puts paid to that - but the comedy here holds up really well.
Rated 29 Jan 2007
75
95th
One of my favorite comedies. It was a perfect role for Chevy Chase, and he has never been cooler than as "Fletch", sort of a proto-slacker. It's a very 80's combination of noir and comedy which doesn't emphasize either side too much and works both as a mystery and comedy. Harold Faltermeyer's score is icing on the cake; it's a very 80's mix of pop and synth songs. At around 90 mins, with brisk pace and a lot locations it never outstays its welcome and is highly re-watchable.
Rated 16 Sep 2007
55
30th
moderately entertaining
Rated 19 Jun 2015
6
32nd
It doesn't stick with you for too long after viewing it, but Ritchie and Chase work together well to create a funny and aloof crime picture.
Rated 18 Jun 2018
67
39th
Allowing Chevy Chase to be Chevy Chase is the only winning formula for the actor. Fletch succeeds in this, even if the plot is completely throwaway. If one joke doesn't work you just wait a few seconds for the next one.

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