Charade (1963)

Cary Grant and Audrey Hepburn star in this stylish comedy-thriller directed by Stanley Donen, very much in a Hitchcock vein. Grant plays Peter Joshua, who meets Reggie Lampert (Hepburn) in Paris and later offers to help her when she… More

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Rated: G
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Release Date: December 5, 1963
DVD Release Date: October 14, 1997
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Critic Score: 92% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
TIME Magazine

What's going on is sort of confused.

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Time Out

Donen's typically slick comedy thriller, ingeniously scripted by Peter Stone, is a mammoth audience teaser.

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Simon Miraudo

A novel, auteur-driven film populated with reliably charismatic stars; even at the age of 50 it leaves most modern produce in the dust. It was also a hit. Five decades later, why has Hollywood not learnt their lesson?

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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader

A terrifically entertaining comedy-thriller.

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Bosley Crowther
New York Times

I tell you, this light-hearted picture is full of such gruesome violence.

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Kevin Carr
7M Pictures

Cary Grant and Audrey Hepburn transcend several genres

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Robert B. Frederick

Firsttime teaming of Cary Grant and Audrey Hepburn, a natural, gives the sophisticated romantic caper an international appeal, plus the selling points of adventure, suspense and suberb comedy.

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Charles Taylor

Made when the studio system was on its last legs, Charade still feels fresh, quick-witted, nothing like the artificial, airless Hollywood pictures of its time.

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Ian Nathan
Empire Magazine

It's glossy, charming, silly, and far too self-aware to be at all thrilling.

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Flixster Audience Score: 92% Flixster User Reviews
Kevin M. Williams
Audrey Hepburn's in Paris and in some trouble. Her husband has been killed and these gorillas show up suddenly grunting about one quarter of a million… More
Tim Salmons
I gotta be honest here and say that the first half hour of Charade sort of threw me for a loop. It seemed to have a difficult time at first establishing a tone.… More
Carlos Magalhães
Despite the visible age difference, Cary Grant and Audrey Hepburn display a nice chemistry together in this charming blend of Hitchcockian thriller and… More
Dean McKenna
Perfect romantic-comedy-thriller classic entertainment. This is kind of a Hitchcock movie that set the standard for quality mystery films. It's a tasteful… More
Randy Tippy
How do you make a Hitchcock movie without Hitchcock? Step 1: Cary Grant. Step 2: Find yourself a screenplay with a lot of twists and turns. Step 3: Hire the… More
Thomas Johnston
Cary Grant, what an actor. So little effort on his part. Audrey Hepburn just cute as possible. The two make this 1963 thriller fun as well as suspenseful!… More