Who is Cletis Tout?
Who is Cletis Tout? (2002)

Standup comedian turned director Chris Ver Weil makes his debut with this wild and woolly romantic comedy cum noir crime thriller. The film centers on Trevor Finch (Christian Slater), a master counterfeiter and career con who learns that he… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: January 7, 2003
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23%
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52%


Critic Score: 23% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Cliched and endlessly self-referential, Who Is Cletis Tout? doesn't add anything original to the crime genre.

Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel

Quirky, often-fun film.

Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times

At best, Cletis Tout might inspire a trip to the video store -- in search of a better movie experience.

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Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review

There's a sweetness to it that's disarming and diverting -- mostly thanks to performances of Slater, Richard Dreyfuss as his partner in crime, and Portia Di Rossi as Dreyfuss' daughter.

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Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post

It's just a little too self-satisfied.

Connie Ogle
Miami Herald

It won't hold up over the long haul, but in the moment, Finch's tale provides the forgettable pleasures of a Saturday matinee.

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Arthur Salm
San Diego Union-Tribune

The whole mildly pleasant outing -- the R rating is for brief nudity and a grisly corpse -- remains aloft not on its own self-referential hot air, but on the inspired performance of Tim Allen.

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Stephen Hunter
Washington Post

Merely a diversion, but clever enough to divert.

Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com

On the level of the dime-a-dozen Tarantino wannabes that clutter the bottom shelves at the video store.

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Joe Baltake
Sacramento Bee

If you love movies, it's hard not to like Who Is Cletis Tout? or at least smile through it.

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Flixster Audience Score: 52% Flixster User Reviews
Cynthia S.
Mildly entertaining. Storyline was only ok, but presented in a unique narrative style. Ru Paul's character was unnecesary, and distracting. Doesn't… More
Jim Woehr
Christian Slater stars as a crook who gets a new identity after breaking out of prison. He's given the name Cletis Tout, which turns out to be the name of… More