The Truth About Charlie
The Truth About Charlie (2002)

Director Jonathan Demme filters the classic Audrey Hepburn and Cary Grant vehicle Charade through the influence of the French New Wave in this stylish romantic thriller. Regina Lambert (Thandie Newton) has been having second thoughts about… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: October 25, 2002
DVD Release Date: April 1, 2003
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Critic Score: 33% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Newton has star quality, but this exercise in style can't hold a candle to the original.

Peter Rainer
New York Magazine/Vulture

I realize that Mark Wahlberg is not Cary Grant, but shouldn't there be some compensating reason for his presence in this movie?

Andrew Sarris
New York Observer

May not be and should not be everyone's cup of tea, but at the end of it, I felt a guilty affection for all its participants.

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Joel Siegel
Good Morning America

Demme does something I've never seen another director do - he makes Paris look bad.

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David Edelstein

The truth is that The Truth About Charlie gets increasingly tiresome.

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Michael Atkinson
Village Voice

The affectionate loopiness that once seemed congenital to Demme's perspective has a tough time emerging from between the badly dated cutesy-pie mystery scenario and the newfangled Hollywood post-production effects.

Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

A bad remake of a good movie.

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Rex Reed
New York Observer

It's a forgery that diminishes not only the originality and pleasure of the film it copies, but also the entire school of filmmaking it wants to emulate.

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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper

The Truth About Charlie isn't stupid or dull, but it has just too many flaws for me to recommend it.

Michael Dequina

Newton's a radiant beam of beguiling star power in this stylish muddle.

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Flixster Audience Score: 27% Flixster User Reviews
Adam Mahler
Tak Fujimoto and Jonathan Demme have shot this a lot hipper than anyone half their age could. Thandie Newton is great & funny, magically cute at few… More
John Ballantine
Very cool film that doesn't quite approach the level of Matt Damon in the Bourne series but is nonetheless tremendously entertaining with many delightful… More
Red Lats
Have you ever watched a movie and thought that you've seen it already. That happened to me with this movie. It was as interesting the second time as the… More
John Me
The REAL Truth About Charlie is that it sucks!!
Dean McKenna
This remake of 1963 movie is great, full of thriller by finding the truth.
FanGirl Browncoat
I know this film got bad reviews but I thought it was a fun mind bender. I really really did not figure the twists out before the end.