Fletch Lives
Fletch Lives (1989)

Though the original Fletch was drubbed by critics, it proved a major success for star Chevy Chase. It was inevitable, then, that a sequel would make an appearance. Surprisingly, Fletch Lives didn't come out until 1989--a full five years… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: September 2, 2003
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Critic Score: 37% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Chevy Chase remains ideally suited for the role, but Fletch Lives lacks its predecessor's wit, relying instead on silly disguises, cheap stereotypes, and largely unfunny gags.

Chris Willman
Los Angeles Times

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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Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel

The sequel, like the original, is entertaining in a slightly stale, basically sitcomy way.

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Boyd Farrow
Empire Magazine

Funny and inventive vehicle for Chevy Chase's hapless and genuinely funny comic creation.

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Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer

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?

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Variety Staff

Chevy Chase is perfectly suited to playing a smirking, wisecracking, multiple-identitied reporter in Fletch Lives.

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Candice Russell
South Florida Sun-Sentinel

With the exception of an elaborate fantasy sequence straight out of a Disney movie and a running gag about a Cadillac without brakes, Fletch Lives should have been called Fletch Staggers.

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Dave Kehr
Chicago Tribune

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.

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Mark Kermode
Time Out

The humour throughout is alternately mindless, sexist, racist, and homophobic, and would probably offend if you managed to stay awake.

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TV Guide's Movie Guide

Chase delivers a one-note performance, consisting mainly of predictable comebacks and salacious leers, while the characters who become the targets of his witty rejoinders are weak and silly stereotypes.

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Flixster Audience Score: 55% Flixster User Reviews
Aj V
Chase's sequel to Fletch is just as good as the first movie, just as funny too. If you're a fan of his, you really should see this movie.
Lafe Fredbjornson
Better than the original Fletch movie, with Chevy Chase donning many funny disguises to solve a series of wrong-doings in the richly-flavored old South. I liked… More
Chris Garman
Fletch Lives is the sequel to the 1985 comedy/noirish film starring Chevy Chase as investigative reporter Jane Doe. In Lives Fletch inherits a plantation in… More
Dann Michalski
Chevy Chase is back for more misadventures in the hilarious comedy Fletch Lives. After inheriting his great aunt's estate in Louisiana, Fletch is framed… More
Jason Spencer
This is not as good as the first one but it's still fun and Chase is great as this character.
Nate Harris
Not as good as the original, sadly, it just seems to lack that something special that makes the first Fletch seem so effortless. Perhaps the change of setting… More