Jeff's Reviews

Thoughts on every movie I've ever seen.

Confess, Fletch (2022)

Directed by Greg Mottola

Starring Marcia Gay Harden, Jon Hamm, Lorenza Izzo


Hamm channels Chevy in expression, habit, and quick wit, but he’s not Chevy. I’m just not convinced Hamm is all that funny. Some of his dialogue feels a bit scripted and forced, and a smart-ass who is not that funny starts to get annoying.

Izzo looks like a mix of Ana de Armas and Mila Kunis. She’s pretty good. But I think it’s a subtle mistake by Mottola to let some of the other supporting actors compete with Hamm, which they do in some scenes. These Fletch movies are all just a vehicle for the main character, and you’ve got to let him carry it without distraction.

Couple of lines lifted from original, but I think a big miss was not getting the trademark Faltermeyer theme or at least some version of it. The jazzy Ocean’s 11 score is a weird substitute.

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