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
  • alexmaister-38146 - 11 May 2024
    Underrated movie...look in forward for a franchise
    I loved it. It's so underrated and 100% doesn't deserve the score of 6.5 that has now. Like the movie "bad times at the el royale", "Confess,Fletch" has not take the fame that deserves. Personally I found this movie 2 years later and just because Netflix add it. I did not have big expectations mostly because of the mark here but I was wrong. It's a really good movie, with many funny moments, clever jokes and amazing acting. Jon Hamm was extraordinary, his performance was just what the movie needed with his funny facial expressions and small talks. It's a crime movie with a tone of mystery but not ofc such as Agatha Christie like stories or true detective, nevertheless with a decent plot. As I know, the movie based on a novel with more stories so I wish that they are gonna continue and make it as a franchise or something, I would definitely enjoy to watch more movies of Fletch adventures!!!
  • Colbridge - 29 August 2023
    An underwhelming reboot that is underplayed and underlit
    If this film proves anything it is this: there is only one Chevy Chase and Jon Hamm is no replacement. I read in the trivia notes that both Hamm, who co-produced, and director Greg Mottola had the script reworked because it read more like a third Fletch movie for Chevy Chase but would that have been such a bad thing? After all the comedy here is so underplayed there's barely a chuckle.

    There are some comedic moments courtesy of the support cast, in particular Roy Wood Jr and Ayden Mayeri, as the cops investigating a series of murders where all the evidence points to Fletch being the prime suspect causing him to try to prove his innocence whilst on the trail of some missing paintings.

    Hamm is a good actor and I wouldn't expect him to do an impression of Chase, and I understand that the intent here was to get closer in tone to the original book series by Gregory McDonald, but there's not enough of a clever plot to make this a serious thriller and not enough comedic moments to make this a comedy, it sits somewhere uncomfortably in between where the filmmakers are dipping their toes in the water but don't want to tread on the path previously walked on by Chase. This leaves the audience wanting and Fletch is rarely funny on his own, it's only when he interacts with other wacky characters that the film comes alive.

    Sam Levy's underlit cinematography doesn't help matters either as it's difficult to see the characters faces at times while Mottola's direction is lacklustre and inconsistent. If you're a fan of the original you will be disappointed by this much delayed reboot which was stuck in development hell for decades, but if you haven't seen Fletch (1985) you might just succumb to Hamm's low energy and overly subtle interpretation.