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In this spoof of McCarthy-era paranoia and 1950s wholesomeness, the characters and plot are drawn from the popular Parker Brothers board game of the same name. On a dark and stormy night in 1954, six individuals with ties to Washington are assembled for a dinner party at the swanky mansion of one Mr. Boddy (Lee Ving). Boddy's butler, Wadsworth (Tim Curry), assigns each guest a colorful name: Mr. Green (Michael McKean), Col. Mustard (Martin Mull), Mrs. Peacock (Eileen Brennan), Professor Plum (Christopher Lloyd), Miss Scarlet (Lesley Ann Warren), and Mrs. White (Madeline Kahn). Two… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 62%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"It's not the least bit scary or suspenseful but instead quickly grows tedious. The more you struggle to keep track of the constantly multiplying plot developments, the harder it gets to care who did it."
‑ Kevin Thomas, Los Angeles Times
"One ending is more than enough."
‑ Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"If Clue falls a bit short of the mark, it remains a likeable artifact of talented people giving a ridiculous task the old college try... [Blu-ray]"
‑ Peter Canavese, Groucho Reviews
"the endings are almost intended to be seen sequentially, and they are the funniest when viewed in that manner"
‑ Douglas Pratt, DVDLaser
"Frenetic, silly, but not as bad as is often claimed."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
"Only Lesley Ann Warren, as a tough-talking madam, finds an effective level of stylization, using her leggy physique and wildly expressive features to create a cartoonish figure that's funny within its own boundaries."
‑ Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader
"Though it takes only 87 minutes to arrive at one of its three different solutions, it has long since worn out its welcome by the denouement."
‑ Janet Maslin, New York Times
"Mostly successful and entirely strange... a comic [mystery] that doubles as a parody and triples as an ironic deconstruction of the form."
‑ Tim Brayton, Antagony & Ecstasy
"Curry steals the show in this fun and frantic comedy."
‑ Bill Clark, FromTheBalcony
"As a game and as a movie, Clue is fun."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
"The characters are less credible than their plastic counterparts, the puerile humour is dispiriting, and the plotting pulled this way and that by the conceit of releasing the film in the US with a trio of alternate endings."
‑ Trevor Johnston, Time Out
"Easily one of the most gimmicky films of all time ..."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"The board game is a lot more fun."
‑ Maria Llull, Common Sense Media
"Like a well-oiled machine, "Clue" uses slapstick and situational humor to tell a rather pointed story."
‑ Wesley Lovell, Cinema Sight
"Honestly, it was much, much funnier than it had any right to be."
‑ Widgett Walls,
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