The 2002 remake of Charade (starring Cary Grant and Audrey Hepburn) was certainly an improvement upon the original. For one, little nuances in the first film make it less believable, like when the thieves go to the funeral, poking pins into the guy's hand and holding mirrors under his nose, to check if he's really dead. In this version, they instead take a trip to the morgue where they check out the body to find clues to the missing money. Also, Regina seems much more affected by her husband's death in the remake. Though Ms. Hepburn's portrayal can simply be chalked up to an "I was going to divorce him anyway" mentality, it lacks a sense of humanity that most expect from the movies. That being said, Mark Wahlberg is less than convincing as the good guy. He's not good at pulling off what should be the romantic lines. Also, Tim Robbins fails to inspire any real fear, or even demonstrate what could be called "crazed" behavior, in the climactic scene. The ironic twists throughout make the film fun, and the plot is lively enough. I particularly liked the director's use of the Paris as a background for the story, encorporating small details about the citizens into the story (i.e. the parallelism of Regina running into the same widow in different parts of the movies). In general, I'd recommend it for the nights when you feel like you've seen just about every movie in your collection and you want something a bit different. If nothing else, it delivers on that.