• Clue (1985)


Release Date: December 13th, 1985

DVD Release Date: June 27th, 2000

PG |1 hr 36 min

Plot Summary

Based on the popular board game, this comedy begins at a dinner party hosted by Mr. Boddy (Lee Ving), where he admits to blackmailing his visitors. These guests, who have been given aliases, are Mrs. Peacock (Eileen Brennan), Miss Scarlet (Lesley Ann Warren), Mr. Green (Michael McKean), professor Plum (Christopher Lloyd), Mrs. White (Madeline Kahn) and Col. Mustard (Martin Mull). When Boddy turns up murdered, all are suspects, and together they try to figure out who is the killer.

Cast: Eileen Brennan, Martin Mull, Lesley Ann Warren, Tim Curry, Madeline Kahn, Christopher Lloyd, Michael McKean, Colleen Camp

Director: Jonathan Lynn

Genres: Mystery

Production Co: Guber-Peters Company, PolyGram Filmed Entertainment, Debra Hill Productions

Distributors: Paramount Pictures

Keywords: Murder, 1950s, Madcap, Mystery, Investigation, Suspenseful, Playful, Witty, Revenge

Ratings & Reviews

  • 63
    Gene SiskelChicago Tribune

    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. Other than that, Clue offers a few big laughs early on followed by a lot of characters running around on a treadmill to nowhere. [13 Dec 1985, p.38]

  • 63
    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 the mystery and then having fun with it; the comedy kills the plot.

  • 50
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    Lots of sight gags and one-liners are attempted, but few of them succeed. The cast is talented but stranded in weak material. show more

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