Clue (1985)

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… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: December 13, 1985
DVD Release Date: June 27, 2000
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Critic Score: 59% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Paul Attanasio
Washington Post

You leave it with one conviction: stick with the game.

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Trevor Johnston
Time Out

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.

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TV Guide

Easily one of the most gimmicky films of all time ...

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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times

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.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

One ending is more than enough.

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Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews

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]

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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader

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.

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Janet Maslin
New York Times

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.

Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

Mostly successful and entirely strange... a comic [mystery] that doubles as a parody and triples as an ironic deconstruction of the form.

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Flixster Audience Score: 86% Flixster User Reviews
Phil Hubbs
Obviously this movie is based on the famous original Parker Brothers/Waddingtons board game which is in fact called [i]Cluedo[/i], a play on the words Ludo… More
Alex roy
This film based on the popular board game is actually a surprising treat. Although not perfect, this is a well acted movie with an entertaining story. Clue has… More
Carlos Magalh„es
A deliciously ingenious and funny adaptation that lives up to the fun of the famous board game on which it is based and exhibits an amazing attention to… More
Alice Shen
This scream-out-loud farce contains more than your daily recommended serving of puns and a healthy dollop of licentiousness. Seeing present-day established… More
Coxxie Mild Sauce
dumb game, dumb movie
Melvin White
Mrs. White: Well, one of us must have killed him!† "It's Not Just A Game Anymore" There's one word that perfectly describes Clue, and that… More