Charley Varrick

1973

Action / Crime / Drama / Thriller

28
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 86%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 83%
IMDb Rating 7.5 10 9106

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Walter Matthau as Charley Varrick
Joe Don Baker as Molly
Andrew Robinson as Harman Sullivan
Norman Fell as Mr. Garfinkle
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814.12 MB
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23.976 fps
1hr 51 min
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23.976 fps
1hr 51 min
P/S 4 / 6

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by Parker Lewis 7 / 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.

Reviewed by moonspinner55 6 / 10

Dirty money

"Charley Varrick", an adaptation of John Reese's book "The Looters", begins with a flurry of violent excitement: former stunt pilot Varrick, now using a crop dusting business as a front, robs a bank with his cronies in small New Mexico town. They only should have netted about two grand, but the quarter-million dollar haul they pick up raises a red flag. Varrick's first hunch turns out to be right, that the money was being held at the bank as a drop for the mafia, and "dirty" money can't be spent because it leaves a trail. Crime-drama directed by Don Siegel has a gritty panache that gives the picture character (it's better than your average bank robbery melee...and how could it not be with cagey Walter Matthau in the lead?). However, there's no trustworthy characters in the film--everyone is sleazy--including Varrick who, after a time, begins looking as crummy as the 'bad guys' who are after him. These are dirty deeds, all right, and the movie leaves unresolved sour feelings in its wake. Lalo Schifrin's instantly-dated score is overused by Siegel, carpeting the whole movie with perky noise. **1/2 from ****

Reviewed by alexanderdavies-99382 8 / 10

Slightly obscure but a very good thriller.

This 1973 thriller from Don Siegel, faded to obscurity but it is a very entertaining film all the same. Walter Matthau is the character of the film's title and delivers a convincing straight performance. Joe Don Baker is a cruel and sadistic Mafia soldier who is given the task of retrieving stolen money that Matthau has made away with after a bank heist at the beginning. It is a game of "cat and mouse" as Matthau has to use all the tricks of his trade, so as to avoid his Mafia pursuer. Don Siegel rarely reduces the sense of tension and that was the right decision from him. Andy Robinson and John Vernon (both from the masterpiece "Dirty Harry") give excellent support. Don't miss this one!

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