Foul Play
Foul Play (1978)

As he did in his screenplay for Silver Streak (1974), writer/director Colin Higgins mixes life-and-death melodrama with broad slapstick in Foul Play. Goldie Hawn stars as Gloria Mundy, a recent divorcée whose attempts to start life anew in… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: July 14, 1978
DVD Release Date: November 16, 2004
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Critic Score: 76% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Variety Staff

Writer Colin Higgins makes a good directorial bow.

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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader

Director Colin Higgins plays foul with the audience, constructing some of the most dishonest suspense sequences ever filmed.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

The comedy/thriller plods on for too long with tasteless and witless physical comedy, though it has a few funny moments.

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Time Out

Unsatisfactory as a whole, the film is hilarious and tense in bits.

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Renee Schonfeld
Common Sense Media

Farcical '70s comedy-mystery hybrid has violence, profanity.

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TV Guide

A funny, successful, and very derivative crime-comedy.

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Janet Maslin
New York Times

Mr. Higgins's penchant for mixing visual elegance with coarse gags is equally ill-advised, especially because it makes him work the gags so hard.

Scott Nash
Three Movie Buffs

Goldie Hawn charms her way through this comic Hitchcock homage.

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

The film clumsily and sluggishly mixes humor and suspense and fails at both.

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Flixster Audience Score: 67% Flixster User Reviews
Lady D'arbanville
I wasn't expecting big things from this film, but having Goldie Hawn and Chevy Chase starring in this, I had at least expected an easy watching comedy, but… More
Tim Salmons
A very funny homage to Hitchcock.
Aj V
A funny, quirky, cool comedy with a good cast and an interesting story. I saw this a while ago, but I remember it was really good. I should watch this again… More
Mason Williams
Foul Play is such a good movie from the 70's. Chevy Chase and Goldie Hawn are such a perfect match....I love them both. Dudly Moore has such a crazy role… More
James Alvarez
A Fucking snooze.
Lafe Fredbjornson
The right chemistry between Goldie Hawn and Chevy Chase! It's a great suspense comedy, with a shy librarian discovering a plot to assassinate the Pope when… More