Charly

1968

Drama / Romance / Sci-Fi

83
IMDb Rating 7.1 10 5,713

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Claire Bloom as Maggie
Cliff Robertson as Burt Vail aka The Big Kahuna
Dick Van Patten as Harold Jennings
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23.976 fps
103 min
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103 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by waynepenner 9 / 10 / 10

A beautiful film

"I want to be smarter, just so I could get a little closer, you know?" Charly Gordon Made in the days when doctors smoked cigarettes, this is Cliff Robertson's brilliant portrayal of a man isolated from society by an IQ of 69 who through a brain operation becomes a genius. Robertson won a well-deserved Oscar for Best Actor in 1968 for his part in this wonderful and inspiring film, and it's a great movie, albeit on a "b-movie" budget. But entwined in its message is a dark reflection on how society treats people who are mentally handicapped. Charly is the nicest guy you would ever meet, considerate of all, kind, but simple and naïve. Everyone around him either laughs at him or is condescending toward him. No one sees him as a man, not even a human being, just whatever they label him as - "dumb-assed janitor", or just plain "moron". Then he gets his operation and becomes the smartest man on Earth, but still he is labeled, and still he is isolated. What I got most from this film is not a clinical study of mental retardation but the way society deals with mental retardation, and in this the film soars, and it will bring a tear or two if you have even a bit of humanity. It is a wonderful film, on many levels, testing us all on how we deal with those who are so unfortunate as to be mentally handicapped. In "Charly", society doesn't win in the end, but the movie does! 9 out of 10.

Reviewed by Syl 10 / 10 / 10

A Poignant Film!

Cliff Robertson earned an Academy Award for playing the title role based on the novel by Daniel Keyes entitled "Flowers for Algernon." His portrayal is heartbreaking and you can't help but feel for the character who is the butt of so many jokes by his so-called colleagues and friends at his workplace, a bakery. Seinfeld's Barney Martin and Dick Van Patten play his co-workers. The divine Claire Bloom (who should be made a Dame) is the sympathetic attractive teacher. Ruth White plays the landlady in one of the last film roles before her death in 1969 from cancer. The setting is filmed on location in Boston, Massachusetts.

Reviewed by desbyrne 10 / 10 / 10

You will never ever forget this movie

I saw this movie on TV when I was a child and while I don't remember every single plot detail, overall it made a lasting impression on me. So much so that I have been determined all these years to try and see this movie again. I stumbled across the movie on TV and I clearly remember the highly emotional impact it made on me. Thanks to IMDb I was able to keep searching for the title as I could best remember it and was thrilled when I discovered it here. A truly stunning memorable movie - I only wish I could get it on DVD. Highly recommended. When I think of all the dross I have watched over the years that is so forgettable, it is wonderful to return and discover a movie that captivate me so long ago and discover that I am not alone in rating it 10 out of 10!

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