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
  • Ragnarok-5 - 4 February 2024
    This is NOT a Fletch movie.
    When you think of Fletch. You think of Chevy Chase. Jon Hamm is a poor excuse of a man pretending to be Fletch. Another reviewer said this is the more accurate version from the book. Well, that might be true, but you think of Chevy Chase's version first. Why is there so much R&B/ Blues music in this movie? It was not in the other two movies. Why did the POLICE solve the crime, and not Fletch? That never happens. There are very few jokes, and there is only ONE ACTUAL FLETCH JOKE. ONE. Let that sink in. Sure, the acting is fine. It is just such a waste of time and energy to make something that nobody cares about, and where is all the hot women to look at?
  • jimbo-53-186511 - 11 June 2023
    Enjoyable crime-caper with some snappy dialogue
    After being framed for murder, former investigative reporter Irwin Fletcher sets out to find out who has framed him and why whilst simultaneously finding some stolen artwork for his fiancee...

    Right from the get-go the film has a certain energy about it and I felt more-or-less straight away that I would be in for a fairly smooth ride here (as long as Confess, Fletch could keep the momentum going). Thankfully, it does...

    One thing that stands out for me is the quick-fire dialogue which is amusing and at times pretty witty. At one point Monroe says to Fletch "Shut up and talk" to which Fletch responds "That's a confusing set of instructions." In fact I think it is the various interactions between Fletch and Monroe that are the highlight of the film where we're treated to many wonderful exchanges of dialogue. This really is top-tier writing.

    As a mystery film it is engaging enough with plenty of twists and turns (though a stellar performance from Hamm ensures that the film is fun as well as intriguing). Other amusing moments in the film come with Fletch bumping into the 2 black youths and explaining that he works for an organisation whose name is an acronym of C. L. A. P "Yeah the name needs work" is his reply. Also the scenes with Fletch and Jaffe are funny as well (despite appearing to hate each other I felt they had a bit of respect for one another; they were more like frenemies to me).

    The direction is slick and polished, the cinematography is good and the acting by all involved is above average as well. I thought the horny Countess was funny and loved the way that she couldn't say Fletch and instead chose to call him "Flesh"

    If you enjoyed the Chevy Chase film then I would recommend this film as it does offer a lot of the same (only with perhaps a slightly more modern spin).
  • 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.
  • 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.

  • mlgm-72298 - 14 November 2022
    Woke, Fletch.
    Love John Hamm, Love Fletch, but this movie should not have been made.

    Going in...I wasn't sure anyone could pull this off. Chevy Chase WAS Fletch. When I heard Hamm was doing it...I thought...hmmm ....maybe he could pull it off? (In retrospect, I somehow had forgotten this is 2022 and many forms of expression are no longer allowed).

    Late in the movie.... out of nowhere, we are (reminded) that Fletch's charm, success, etc. Are born of "white privilege." I'd say it was kinda jarring if I hadn't been lulled into indifference by cliche and a tortuous, convoluted plot.

    Perplexed about the whys and what-fors about this strange endeavor, I read an article that implied that one of the director's goals was to acknowledge Fletch's white privilege. I don't know if that's true....but, it rings true after watching this movie. I'll leave the analogies to better writers...but there must be some type of greek tale about this Self Hatred/Self-Sabotage?

    Anyway...long story short. Hamm did as good a Fletch that could have been done. It simply should not have been done, especially in today's virtue-dome.