Confess, Fletch

Confess, Fletch

The roguishly charming and endlessly troublesome Fletch becomes the prime suspect in a murder case while searching for a stolen art collection. The only way to prove his innocence? Find out which of the long list of suspects is the culprit - from the eccentric art dealer and a missing playboy to a crazy neighbor and Fletch’s Italian girlfriend. Crime, in fact, has never been this disorganized.

  • Released:
  • Runtime: 120 minutes
  • Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery
  • Stars: Jon Hamm, David Torres Jr., Roy Wood Jr., Annie Mumolo, Ayden Mayeri, Lorenza Izzo, Kyle MacLachlan, Marcia Gay Harden, John Slattery, Lucy Punch, John Behlmann, Caitlin Zerra Rose, Aaron Andrade, Travis Bennett, Nhumi Threadgill, Anna Osceola, Gene Amoroso, Alli Dowling, Omar Ghonim, Owen Burke, Bates Wilder, Erica McDermott, Eugene Mirman, Kenneth Kimmins, Shawn Fitzgibbon, Daniel Baek, Thomas Ciarametaro, Levon Panek, Eli Neslund, Wendy Bellevue, Robert Picardo, Marina Re
  • Director: Greg Mottola
  • fffrcdzp - 7 January 2023
    Don't waste your time. I think this is one of the worst movies John Hamm has made recently. The supporting actors sucked and seemed more annoying than funny. No plot line being followed. Lost interest after 30 minutes, but still tried to give it a go. It just seemed to go nowhere just one random scene to another. Was there supposed to be a plot to this movie it was it a movie to try and make John Hamm play a smarter character with less ego than he usually does? If that was the plot then I guess they kind of nailed it.

    I'm not a movie critic and think it's pretty stupid I have to keep typing this just to make the minimum characters.
  • tcmekanik - 2 January 2023
    This is not Fletch
    First off, I like Jon Hamm very much and think he's a very decent actor. But him playing Fletch is not working. Actually, no bit of the movie is working.

    I mean I didn't expect Jon Hamm to be another Chevy Chase kind of Fletch, since he's a very different kind of actor. The story and storytelling is the problem. Everything is too far fetched, the characters are freaks (even the two cops) and the movie tries to be funny at all cost but it's not working. And that soundtrack? What kind of a joke is that? Come on. Besides everything at least they could've gone with Fletch's narration, but no they even killed that.

    I'm not saying this is a terrible movie. It's a OK movie to watch on a rainy sunday afternoon but this is not Fletch.
  • booktales - 27 December 2022
    Laughing all the way.
    Screw the professional Critics. This movie was just great fun. The wisecracking was spot on. My wife and I were looking for something fun to watch and we got everything we wanted from this move. At times we had to pause the movie because we were laughing so hard and the jokes were almost non stop.

    The modernization of the Fletch series works for us. Hopefully more of this with John Hamm and all the other cast members.

    From what we hear people loved the movie and want more. The only Grinches are the critics. So relax and check this fun easy-going romp of a comedy to watch over the holidays.

    Can be seen on Paramount plus.
  • toparsokker - 26 December 2022
    Confess, Fletch: A Disappointing and Unfunny Addition to the Fletch Franchise
    As a fan of the original Fletch films, I was excited to see Jon Hamm take on the role of the lovable investigative reporter in Confess, Fletch. Unfortunately, my excitement was short-lived as the movie proved to be a major disappointment.

    Hamm's performance as Fletch is nothing short of painful. Instead of bringing his own spin to the character, he tries too hard to imitate Chevy Chase's style and fails miserably. His attempts at humor fall flat and his lack of charisma makes it hard to even watch his scenes.

    The movie itself also fails to capture the same tone and comedic timing of the original films. The jokes feel stale and unoriginal, and the plot is predictable and uninspired. It's a shame to see such a beloved character reduced to such mediocrity.

    Overall, Confess, Fletch is a major letdown for fans of the original films. Its uninspired performance and lack of comedic finesse make it a forgettable addition to the Fletch franchise. I give it 2 stars.
  • IWasKnownAsThe1SentenceReviewer - 7 December 2022
    In the words of the Countess: "Mister Flesh is a Master Mind..."
    In the words of the Countess: "Mister Flesh is a Master Mind..." (pun intended - which I add just to make sure you did not miss the joke).

    John Hamm is a pearl (no, no pun, this time, not trying to make it sound like Pearl J'Hamm or anything). It feels like I have seen this actor everywhere and yet I cannot pinpoint in which movies and for what roles, but he must have been very good at making me laugh.

    The story is interesting (but would have benefited from a gentler introduction to the characters - I am a Fletch newbie) and the ending too abrupt.

    Oh and you will LOVE Griz!

    600 characters.
  • smokeysmokeysmokey - 6 December 2022
    As good as the original ...
    ... ASIDE from the plot, the screenplay, the dialogue, the acting, the editing, the timing, the casting, the cinematography, the directing, the music, and the woke.

    Chevy Chase was made this character back in the day. His brisk confident speaking voice; his dry wit and natural comic timing, along with the music used in the film and humorous direction.

    Oh how I miss the seventies, eighties and nineties movies. You know, when the camera was a character and had a point of view? When the camera aided the telling of the story and wasn't just used to point at and record the actors? Why must every second streaming film now visually resemble a documentary? And what's with the flat colour correction on the entire film? The whole thing looks washed out and indoor scenes are much too dull. Visually the film looks dull and depressing - an odd decision for a comedy.

    And script wise why is the writer/director obsessed with skin colour. Randomly throwing in the woke where it doesn't belong. Such dialogue does not belong in a film that's wanting to make us laugh like this one is.

    And especially not in a Fletch film!!
  • masonfisk - 6 December 2022
    From earlier this year Jon Hamm takes over one of Chevy Chase's infamous roles as I. M. Fletch (essayed by Chase in 2 films), a one time investigative reporter now a for hire private eye. Things aren't looking great when after a European sojourn where he engages w/the daughter, Lorenza Izzo, of a rich socialite (who is feared kidnapped), comes back Stateside to Boston to find a dead body in the flat he's been set up in. Izzo shows up fearing some of her dad's prized paintings are in the mix for an exchange so Hamm goes to work through the labyrinthine ordeal by staying ahead of the cops Roy Wood Jr. & his younger partner, Ayden Mayeri, an art broker w/a germophobe complex, Kyle MacLachlan, Izzo's stepmom, Oscar winner Marcia Gay Harden, while getting help from his old boss at a newspaper, John Slattery (nice Mad Men reunion). Hamm easily settles into the role as if he was born to play it w/his wise acre attitude & not being the best of detectives (or is it an act?) still makes this one of the most infuriatingly likeable characters out there. My only concern is the dumping of this film in theaters w/a quick streaming turnaround may doom its chances at being a franchise or maybe a streaming series...hello Prime, anyone?
  • katharineshowalter - 4 December 2022
    A Great (TV) Movie!
    The thing about the Gregory Mcdonald books is that, as they go on, Fletch's motivations get murkier and murkier. He goes from being a crusading journalist to pretty much a garden variety wiseass who ends up getting over on everyone. The Chevy Chase films were fine, the first much better than the second, but it was Chase's brand of snark that not only brought the smartass character to life, but also gave him a self-righteous, do-right quality, making him more three-dimensional. That's gone here, and we just have a perfectly fine, perfectly charming Jon Hamm solving stuff and being a catalyst because that's what characters in movies do. But, as I noted, this was pretty much what Fletch became in the books. Still, this is an amusing and satisfactory film. It's witty (if far from laugh-a-minute), it makes sense, and thank god there are no superheroes or obvious CGI. It's got a lot of TV actors, so it ends up feeling cheap, like a very good Movie of the Week.

    And it's too bad they dropped the great character of Inspector Flynn from the novels in favor of a generically quirky cop. But that would have been two white males leads and the need for double the white privilege lampshading. Two non-Italian actors plays Italians (Picardo may be of Italian descent, but he's a long way from Salerno, as is his accent). Has anybody contacted John Leguizamo to see what he has to say about this?
  • michaelsiphone - 1 December 2022



    Confess, Fletch is a 2022 American crime comedy film directed by Greg Mottola 🖼

    It's ok, but I feel mixed about this one 😉 I'd recommend it if you like this genre, but if not then probably give it a miss 👍🏼👎🏼

    There are some funny moments but this movie loses its way towards the end...

    The roguishly charming and endlessly troublesome Fletch becomes the prime suspect in a murder case while searching for a stolen art collection. The only way to prove his innocence? Find out which of the long list of suspects is the culprit - from the eccentric art dealer and a missing playboy to a crazy neighbor and Fletch's Italian girlfriend. Crime, in fact, has never been this disorganized.
  • ckrascek - 28 November 2022
    Five Stars!
    Jon Hamm is perfect as Fletch. Five Stars! I liked the Chevy ones, but Confess, Fletch is much more like the books... and I loved the books! Five Stars! The other actors play their characters perfectly... Hopefully Mignon has kept Eve alive...Inspector Monroe & Griz will come after anyone that hasn't read the books thoroughly before criticizing how Confess, Fletch follows regulations. The Countess Sylvia de Grassi is fabulously too expensive. Five Stars! Ronald Horan, just don't touch him...and Frank Jaffe wants at least a thousand words on why you don't understand how "bespoke" Jon Hamm is for this character...Five Stars!
  • vengeance20 - 25 November 2022
    Was Almost Alright...
    Until that one little snipe at the end... seriously? They couldn't leave that out could they?

    Now, given that I haven't seen the previous films (never knew they existed until this film here), I sort of went into this one a bit blind. But, the story sounded good & the film seemed somewhat interesting so I went to see it.

    The film sees Flecth become the prime suspect in multiple murders & strives to prove his innocence, while, simultaneously searching for his Fiancé's stolen Art Collection.

    I found the film to be for the most part, alright. I mean, it wasn't quite as exciting as I'd hoped it would be & felt slow & boring in a couple of areas. There were some parts which were good & Jon Hamm does not bad here despite being (like other male cast members) being portrayed as an idiot, fool or bad guy red herring.... while the female characters get treated in a good spotlight, sigh... rolls eyes... Hollywood at it's finest in 2022...

    Speaking of which, the film was almost perfect until that last little snipe at the end regarding race, was that seriously needed? To insult most of the audience (including me) with that kak? You couldn't leave it out, as if the male characters portrayals weren't bad enough as they were...

    Overall, it's, not the greatest. Generally it wasn't too bad, but I was skeptical given how Hollywood has to interject snipes here & there to insult its core audience & to think the film wasn't too half bad until that one line at the end, no. Just no. Leave. It. Out.

  • anoran108 - 24 November 2022
    We stopped watching after 20 minutes. The script was pretty lame and while Jon Hamm was mildly entertaining, the rest of the cast was subpar. I wasn't a big fan of the original Fletch films but at least they were fun. This felt like a poor carbon copy of the Chevy Chase films. Hamm had o chemistry with the actress playing his girlfriend. In fact, they were physically mismatched. They didn't even look like they belonged together. The actors playing the detective and police trainee were poorly cast as well. It seemed like the director instructed everyone to mug shamelessly in every frame instead of developing their characters. Don't waste your money!!!
  • martinrobertson300482 - 23 November 2022
    I (like most people) am a bit tired of all the remakes and reboots and everything. But fletch apparently has a bunch of untouched books following the character, and the 2 Chevy Chase 80's movies aren't as untouchable as some of the redos we've already had. So I wasn't entirely against this new version.

    Jon Hamm seemed perfect for the part as well so I hoped the movie would be a funny mystery. But unfortunately it's just very average and forgettable. The story's not as interesting as it thinks it is, and the comedy is very up and down.

    There are some laughs in the first half. So it's an ok movie I guess. But alot of the jokes don't land as well and it feels like they didn't bother as much with the gags in the movies later parts.
  • CinemaSerf - 21 November 2022
    Confess, Fletch
    "I. M. Fletcher" (John Hamm) arrives at a posh apartment procured for him by his aristocratic Italian girlfriend to discover the body of a strange young woman lying on the floor. He calls the cops and is soon the prime suspect of the laconically effective "Insp. Monroe" (Roy Wood Jr.) and his enthusiastic new sidekick "Griz" (Ayden Mayeri). It seems to "Fletch" that the only way he can prove his innocence is to use his legendary investigative journalism skills to get to the bottom of it all. Meantime, his gal at home is trying to fend off her grasping step-mother after her father is kidnapped and the ransom is a Picasso painting that is one of nine that was stolen from their home. Maybe the solution to these mysteries lies in finding the paintings? That trail introduces him to the rather germo-phobe art broker "Horan" (Kyle MacLachlan) and soon an intricate game of cat and mouse is afoot! Essentially this is all about Hamm, and for the first half hour he manages to amusingly, and quite deftly, bounce his character off the others - including the glamorous "Andi" (Lorenza Izzo); her lively nemesis "Countess Sylvia" (Marcia Gay Harden) and his rather flakey next door neighbour "Eve" (Annie Mulolo). That characterisation quickly starts to wear a bit thin, though, and the latter parts of this comedy are pretty derivative and well-travelled with a few set-piece comedy enterprises that start to look more and more like a few conjoined episodes of a television sitcom. Hamm has good timing with his delivery, and his one scene with the scatty Mumolo stands out for me, but otherwise we've seen this all before. Agatha Christie it isn't!