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The Truth About Charlie

HD   PG-13 Closed Captioning

Jonathan Demme

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About the Movie

From the Academy Award-winning director Jonathan Demme (The Silence of the Lambs), and starring Mark Wahlberg (Planet of the Apes), Thandie Newton (Mission: Impossible II) and Tim Robbins (The Shawshank Redemption), The Truth About Charlie is an explosive re-make of the original hit thriller, Charade. Regina (Newton) returns home from vacation to find her husband Charlie murdered and three violent strangers claiming Charlie cheated them out of millions. But when she accepts the help of a mysterious stranger (Wahlberg), Regina plunges into a world where double-cross turns to triple-cross and trust turns into the deadliest weapon of all. A spectacular, roller coaster thrill ride, The Truth About Charlie will keep you guessing right up to the gripping conclusion!

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 134
  • Fresh: 45
  • Rotten: 89
  • Average Rating: 4.8/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Rotten: Demme can't sustain the fizz, but seeing a real filmmaker try and fall short is still more fun than watching a hack hit the mark. – Peter Travers, Rolling Stone, Nov 24, 2006

Rotten: 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. – Michael Atkinson, Village Voice, Jun 24, 2010

Rotten: It's a sometimes interesting remake that doesn't compare to the brilliant original. – Jonathan Curiel, San Francisco Chronicle, Nov 19, 2002

Rotten: A movie that, rather than skip along the Seine, more or less slogs its way through soggy Paris, tongue uncomfortably in cheek. – John Anderson, Newsday, Jun 24, 2010

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Customer Reviews

Great film... IT IS NOT A THRILLER.

This is a great movie if you do not expect the original AND do not read into Apple's/Universal's incorrect "thriller" genre specification. THIS FILM BELONGS IN A MYSTERY GENRE. The film does have some comedic, dramatic, and thrilling elements added in, but feels a lot like the old board game, Clue - at least to me. Go into the movie open-mined about how this cast cares to tell the story. If you do this, the movie will be fun. If you continuously try to compare the film to Charade (like the critics), you will probably also want to rate it at 30+ percent.

The Truth About Charlie
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  • $14.99
  • Genre: Thriller
  • Released: 2002

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