Charade

Charade

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Charade

Audrey Hepburn and Cary Grant star in this stylish, light-hearted suspenser about a young American woman in Paris, chased by a trio of crooks trying to recover the fortune stolen from them by her late husband. The only person she (Hepburn) can trust is a suave stranger (Grant).

"A mammoth audience teaser, with a small cast of characters, bursting with multiple identities... Grant imparts his ineffable charm, George Kennedy (with metal hand) provides comic brutality, while Hepburn is elegantly fraught." - Time Out.

Best Actress (Hepburn), BAFTA Awards 1965.
1963Rating: PG, contains violence113 minsUSA
AdventureMysteryThrillerRomance
Director:
Stanley Donen ('Singin' in the Rain', 'Funny Face', 'Blame it on Rio')
Cast:
Cary GrantAudrey HepburnWalter MatthauJames CoburnGeorge Kennedy
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Reviews & comments

Variety

Variety

press

Basically a suspenser or chase film, Charade has several moments of violence but they are leavened with a generous helping of spoofery. Donen plays the taut tale against a colorful background of witty dialogue, humorous situations and scenic beauty - a style that has become known as "black comedy"... Grant, suave master of romantic banter, makes a choice mate for the always delightful Miss Hepburn. The two stars carry the film effortlessly.

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Time Out

Time Out

press

Stanley Donen's typically slick comedy thriller, ingeniously scripted by Peter Stone, is a mammoth audience teaser, with a small cast of characters, bursting with multiple identities, caught up in a complicated hunt for a fortune in ld coins seemingly secreted by Audrey Hepburn's murdered husband. Cary Grant imparts his ineffable charm, George Kennedy (with metal hand) provides comic brutality, while Hepburn is elegantly fraught. There are also smart Parisian settings and smart Mancini music. The result has a chic rating of at least 180.

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Salon

Salon

press

The chemistry of Grant and Hepburn seems even more precious now, and for two hours it is all the treasure we could ever desire...

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Christchurch Press

Christchurch Press

press

A romantic-comedy-thriller mystery that mixes slick dialogue and screwball romance with tense thrills and murder galore...

4.0
0

Well done the Lido cinema for showing this classic again. I'd seen it a number of times, it's one of my favourite movies, but the opportunity to see it on the big screen is wonderful. They don't make movies that ooze as much charm as this anymore.

5.0
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Variety

Variety

press

Basically a suspenser or chase film, Charade has several moments of violence but they are leavened with a generous helping of spoofery. Donen plays the taut tale against a colorful background of witty dialogue, humorous situations and scenic beauty - a style that has become known as "black comedy"... Grant, suave master of romantic banter, makes a choice mate for the always delightful Miss Hepburn. The two stars carry the film effortlessly.

0
Time Out

Time Out

press

Stanley Donen's typically slick comedy thriller, ingeniously scripted by Peter Stone, is a mammoth audience teaser, with a small cast of characters, bursting with multiple identities, caught up in a complicated hunt for a fortune in ld coins seemingly secreted by Audrey Hepburn's murdered husband. Cary Grant imparts his ineffable charm, George Kennedy (with metal hand) provides comic brutality, while Hepburn is elegantly fraught. There are also smart Parisian settings and smart Mancini music. The result has a chic rating of at least 180.

0
Salon

Salon

press

The chemistry of Grant and Hepburn seems even more precious now, and for two hours it is all the treasure we could ever desire...

0
Christchurch Press

Christchurch Press

press

A romantic-comedy-thriller mystery that mixes slick dialogue and screwball romance with tense thrills and murder galore...

4.0
0

Well done the Lido cinema for showing this classic again. I'd seen it a number of times, it's one of my favourite movies, but the opportunity to see it on the big screen is wonderful. They don't make movies that ooze as much charm as this anymore.

5.0
0