Clue (1985 Movie)

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Are you looking for a screwball murder mystery comedy? Clue is just the right answer. 

Based on a board game of the same name, Clue tells the story of six guests being invited to the castle of an unknown host. Well, it doesn't go the way of Agatha Christie's And Then There Were None, but there are six murders by the time the dinner is through. 

Nah, nothing like that one....

The first half is all about getting to know the weird guests, and their weird behavioral quirks. When the laughs come, they will be dragged out of you so suddenly, you'll be surprised. The next hour just whizzes by as our crazy guests get curiouser and curiouser.

Despite the whacky humor, the movie doesn't lose track of the whodunnit at all, and the award goes to the butler for revealing what "really" happened. In that final climax scene of the movie, our butler (enacted by Tim Curry) presents three scenarios and I dare you not to roar with laughter.

I have seen comparisons of Clue with Murder by Death (starring Maggie Smith), but Clue, IMHO, was vastly more humorous and well-orchestrated.

Rating: 8/10. Highly recommended.


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