Overall Rank: 3306
Average Rating: 2.8/4
# of Ratings: 39
Theatrical Release Date: 09/23/1968
Genre: Sci-Fi, Drama
MPAA Rating: PG
Director: Ralph Nelson
Actors: Lilia Skala, Claire Bloom, Dick Van Patten, Leon Janney, Edward McNally, Cliff Robertson
Plot: Cliff Robertson won an Oscar for his portrayal of a mentally-challenged bakery worker, who through some scientifically experimental surgery miraculously becomes an intellectual. -- MaceeRae
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Snoogans - wrote on 06/01/2012
A good adaptation of the novel/play 'Flowers for Algernon'. The film sometimes strays into a slightly corny area, but Robertson's convincing performance keeps it grounded emotionally.
Alaine - wrote on 12/12/2011
Heartbreaking film about mental slowness artificially sped up and the consequences that follow. Superb performance by Cliff Robertson as Charly.
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Ichabod Crane - wrote on 08/01/2009
Charly is a somewhat successful film about a mentally retarded man who becomes smart. Cliff Robertson plays him well and it in good enough to watch his whole characters development alone. Other parts of the stories fail more the scientific stuff fails to be that interesting in anyway since it all fake anyways and the other characters are not well enough developed. Either mean, uncaring, or caring. The caring person is just caring throughout except for one scene where she says something I do not think the character as written in the rest of the movie would have said. Anyways it good enough to watch Charly's experience although even that is riddled with scenes that are too stylized for their own good.
Oscar Win Cliff Robertson Best Actor 5/5- Cliff Robertson actually plays this role …
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