Columbo is a friendly, verbose, disheveled-looking police detective who is consistently underestimated by his suspects. Despite his unprepossessing appearance and apparent absentmindedness, he shrewdly solves all of his cases and secures all evidence needed for indictment. His formidable eye for detail and meticulously dedicated approach often become clear to the killer only late in the storyline.
Drama, Crime, Mystery.
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HellenI like the storyline of this show,it attract me so much
Humaira GrantIt’s not bad or unwatchable but despite the amplitude of the spectacle, the end result is underwhelming.
Robert JoynerThe plot isn't so bad, but the pace of storytelling is too slow which makes people bored. Certain moments are so obvious and unnecessary for the main plot. I would've fast-forwarded those moments if it was an online streaming. The ending looks like implying a sequel, not sure if this movie will get one
MathoThe biggest problem with this movie is it’s a little better than you think it might be, which somehow makes it worse. As in, it takes itself a bit too seriously, which makes most of the movie feel kind of dull.
ursulaj-93394I love all the Colombo's, I am still watching them on Netflix. I would love to see Mark Ruffalo come back as the new Colombo! I think he would make a great Colombo and I think he even looks like him and can play the part well. I know nobody can replace Peter Faulk , , But I would like to see the show come back with Mark Ruffalo play Columbo, Does anyone out there agree with me? I love all the shows, I wish there were more to see. Netflix does not show any of the later shows, so Iam disappointed with that. My favorite episode is etude in black. I also like the episodes with Jack Cassidy and Robert Culp. Everyone should watch the movie Now you see me and Zodiac starring Mark Ruffalo and see if he reminds you of Peter FaulkUrsula
annmason24There is sooo much padding in these episodes, each is like an over stuffed pillow. There is endless and useless dialogue between the killer and the sloppy but shifty Columbo; there are scenes added just to take up time; and ad infinitum details that cause you to either set a timer and take a snooze, or give up completely, which is what I finally did during an episode that had the detective showing up in the middle of the night, three times as offensive as usual.We get it already, the guy's a slob. He's smart, but whoa howdy, you must be able to smell him coming! I watched the program for a while because of the excellent guest stars, but it should have been 1/2 hour. Too much, too much.
wkozak221In the pilot, prescription: murder, I am pretty sure he is smoking a premium brand cigar.I looked at the bands on the cigars in his jacket pocket. They look like a brand I have smoked. Also, he did have two different cars. One had a light convertible top and the other one had a dark convertible top. Also, just one more thing, he carried his cigars in a beat up metal tin. You can see it from time to time in some episodes. If you are really good you can tell he had a different dog in different episodes. This is easy. Look at the dog's coloring. Also, even though he basically wore the same clothes they did change from time to time. In some episodes he wears a white shirt in other episodes he wears a non white shirt. His tie also changes. You can tell the color is not always brown and the prints on this ties are different. You have to look very closely. Especially regarding the cigar bands and the ties. I am 57. I have been watching the show since it first premiered on TV. I have watched and re-watched the episodes over and over. I have also watched mystery films just as long and read mysteries the same amount of time.
brandonleewainscottPeter Falk excellently portrays his character. I am sure that Vincent D'Onofrio got his character's behavior on "Law and Order: Criminal Intent". In fact many of these stories are rather like Law and Order in their substance and manner, including some rather bad scripting. However Falk makes up for that in all his skill. Where the stories have that bad writing, both in script and substance, Falk makes up loads for. I do not want to knock the show. It is a classic, and perhaps these detective shows require it, like court drams require a little imperfect, dramatic scripting to satisfy an audience. But for the good! Falk is just amazing. He pulls off the bumbling guy in the trench coat just perfectly. I know I am knocking the stories and writing, but really what makes this show is Falk, Falk, Falk! That's what it is a classic. I am sure it could have done rather well without Falk, but it could never have become the classic it was without him. So I can only take away one point for what is lacking in the writing because of Mr. Falk.