Foul Play
Foul Play (1978)

As he did in his screenplay for Silver Streak (1974), writer/director Colin Higgins mixes life-and-death melodrama with broad slapstick in Foul Play. Goldie Hawn stars as Gloria Mundy, a recent divorcée whose attempts to start life anew in… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: July 14, 1978
DVD Release Date: November 16, 2004
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Critic Score: 74% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Gary Arnold
Washington Post

One recognizes the romantic comedy impulse behind the sexual sparrings of Hawn and Chase. It's the execution that leaves everything to be desired.

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Janet Maslin
New York Times

Mr. Higgins's penchant for mixing visual elegance with coarse gags is equally ill-advised, especially because it makes him work the gags so hard.

Fernando Trueba
El Pais (Spain)

Colin Higgins proves himself adept at recreating the style and themes of Hitchcock's films, as well as creating entertaining schemes. [Full Review in Spanish]

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Variety Staff

Writer Colin Higgins makes a good directorial bow.

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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader

Director Colin Higgins plays foul with the audience, constructing some of the most dishonest suspense sequences ever filmed.

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Bernard Drew
Gannett News Service

Somewhere in the cumbersome comedy thriller Colin Higgins has made of Foul Play, lies the ghost of a good, old-fashioned mystery-comedy-romance.

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Time Out

Unsatisfactory as a whole, the film is hilarious and tense in bits.

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

...a comfortably familiar premise that's employed to somewhat overlong yet mostly entertaining effect...

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Jo Berry
Radio Times

Incredibly silly but very enjoyable ...

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Flixster Audience Score: 68% Flixster User Reviews
Lady D'arbanville
I wasn't expecting big things from this film, but having Goldie Hawn and Chevy Chase starring in this, I had at least expected an easy watching comedy, but… More
Tim Salmons
A very funny homage to Hitchcock.
Aj V
A funny, quirky, cool comedy with a good cast and an interesting story. I saw this a while ago, but I remember it was really good. I should watch this again… More
Mason Williams
Foul Play is such a good movie from the 70's. Chevy Chase and Goldie Hawn are such a perfect match....I love them both. Dudly Moore has such a crazy role… More
James Alvarez
A Fucking snooze.
Lafe Fredbjornson
The right chemistry between Goldie Hawn and Chevy Chase! It's a great suspense comedy, with a shy librarian discovering a plot to assassinate the Pope when… More