Clue Synopsis
Mansion guests (Eileen Brennan, Martin Mull, Lesley Ann Warren) solve board-game murder.
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Variety

Clue is campy, high-styled escapism. In a short 87 minutes that just zip by, the well-known board game's one-dimensional card figures like...
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Chicago Tribune

By Gene Siskel
There's a movie here, and there's a gimmick. The gimmick undermines the movie and the gimmick is attached to the wrong part of the movie....
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San Francisco Chronicle

Unlike the game, Clue doesn't take murder seriously. Writer-director Jonathan Lynn has made a campy non-thriller rather than laying down...
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Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Lots of sight gags and one-liners are attempted, but few of them succeed. The cast is talented but stranded in weak material.
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The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Jay Scott
If you see Clue only once, and it's hard to imagine seeing it more than once, even for the five different minutes, the "A" is by far the...
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Los Angeles Times

By Kevin Thomas
Inspired by the Parker Brothers board game of the same name, Clue is more frenetic than funny, more strained than suspenseful or scary. In...
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TV Guide

Easily one of the most gimmicky films of all time, Clue must be the only movie in history to be adapted from a popular board game.
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Chicago Reader

By Dave Kehr
The murder-mystery board game becomes a frantic, unfunny spoof (1985) under the direction of British TV writer Jonathan Lynn. The script...
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The New York Times

By Janet Maslin
there is so little genuine wit to be found in ''Clue.'' The film does have a speedy pace, but that could hardly be confused with Mr....
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Clue the movie, not the board game, isn't so much a drama as it is a marketing gimmick. Presumably, Paramount Pictures believed that an...
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By marylandmoviegoers
Entertaining enough and had some good moments and twists. And I enjoyed seeing some of the actors from yesteryear. But, although named after the board game and includes the characters from the...

Clue is witty and fun!

By brainfood34
One of my favorite movies of all-time! I love how these great classic actors bring the Clue board game characters to life in this hard-to-solve comical mystery that will leave you guessing who it was...

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One of the funniest movies ever!

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Enjoyable Enough

By jdbishop
This movie was enjoyable enough, however the delivery does not hold up over time. The premise of the movie could be remade into a great new whodunit. I doubt that will happen though....

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Rated PG
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Common Sense Media says OK for kids 12+ Tedious movie based on board game; some innuendo, violence.
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