Charley Varrick


Action / Crime / Drama / Thriller

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Andrew Robinson Photo
Andrew Robinson as Harman Sullivan
Walter Matthau Photo
Walter Matthau as Charley Varrick
Tom Tully Photo
Tom Tully as Tom
John Vernon Photo
John Vernon as Maynard Boyle
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814.12 MB
English 2.0
23.976 fps
1 hr 51 min
P/S 2 / 2
1.65 GB
English 2.0
23.976 fps
1 hr 51 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by MartinHafer6 / 10

Good but perhaps overrated

I have seen a lot of rave reviews over the years about this 70s Film Noir-inspired film starring Walter Mathau. And, while I admit it's a pretty good film, I don't understand why some of the big-name film critics in this country are so gung-ho about it. Compared to traditional Noir, this film isn't all that great and for a more modern caper, there are better films.

Perhaps the best aspect of the film is Mathau. This isn't necessarily for his performance but his look--he just looks so much different than the stereotypical crook looks in film. Plus, there is a decent amount of action and suspense to keep you interested--just don't expect too much from this film. I know I did and was disappointed.

Reviewed by Leofwine_draca7 / 10

It shouldn't work, but it does

On the face of it, CHARLEY VARRICK really shouldn't work as well as it does. It's a slightly predictable and hackneyed story about a gang of bank robbers who accidentally steal from the mob and find themselves on the run, directed by Don Siegel, the man best known for his collaborations with Clint Eastwood. It's a resolutely low budget production, quite rough around the edges, and in Walter Matthau it has a leading man best known for his comedy roles.

And yet, and yet, CHARLEY VARRICK works, and works very well. Sure, it's a slow burner throughout, and it's never as suspenseful or exciting as it should be, but it has a certain kind of atmosphere all of its own and a depth of characterisation you don't normally see in a thriller. The visuals are great, and the film is book-ended by two classic scenes; the opening bank robbery is brief but thrilling, while the climactic plane action really impresses. Matthau is excellent as the lead, and given fine, twitchy support from Andrew Robinson as his accomplice and Joe Don Baker as the hit-man. Watch out for a scene-stealing John Vernon in a particularly slimy role.

Reviewed by Parker Lewis7 / 10

This ain't the Odd Couple

Walter Matthau really sheds his Odd Couple image in Charley Varrick. No laugh track here and no opposite flatmate who is obsessive compulsive.

One memorable scene is where hapless bank manager Harold Young (Woodrow Parfrey) is told in no uncertain terms that he's up the creek without paddle because he allowed mob money to be stolen from his branch. What an intense scene, and if there was a deleted scene I would have liked to have seen Harold go on the run to protect his life. Perhaps he could have flown to Hawaii or somewhere in the Yukon.

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