88

Baltimore Sun

By Michael Sragow
A sophisticated thrill. And incandescent Thandie Newton is a worthy successor to Audrey Hepburn in 'Charade.'
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75

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
The closer you get to sorting out the truth, the less likely you are to believe it, let alone comprehend it. The latter half of this movie is as outlandish as a Mexican soap opera.
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75

Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
Chalk this razzle-dazzle chase picture up as effective Friday-night entertainment, not the heart-stirring romantic thriller it might have been. That's the real truth about "Charlie."
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
The plot is essentially a backdrop, as it was in "Charade," for Paris, suspense, romance and star power -- If it is true that there will never be another Audrey Hepburn, and it is, I submit it is also true that there will never be another Thandie Newton.
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63

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
It's not a great film but it's pure pleasure.
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Jonathan Curiel
A sometimes interesting remake that doesn't compare to the brilliant original.
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50

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
So the awful truth about The Truth About Charlie is that it needed two movie stars and got one.
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50

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
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.
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50

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
The trouble with The Truth About Charlie is that it really is after the truth about Charlie, a character we could hardly give a damn about. The only charade is the illusion that we might actually be entertained.
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50

New York Daily News

By Jami Bernard
The meltingly beautiful Newton gives a solid performance, but she and Wahlberg do not glide like Astaire and Rogers, to put it delicately.
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55 out of 100
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