Butch Cassidy & the Sundance Kid
Paul Newman and Robert Redford set the standard for the "buddy film" with this smash hit set in the Old West. The Sundance Kid (Redford) is the frontier's fastest gun.
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Funny and poignant tale of two famous outlaws.
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Fresh: iconic, American experience, a classic adventure tale, and a singular slice of late-'60s moviemaking that has never really been repeated
- Christopher Null, Filmcritic.com, Monday, May 14, 2007
Fresh: Fine escapist entertainment.
- Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews, Sunday, July 25, 2010
Fresh: A cool, charming, anachronistic Western, with great chemistry between Newman and Redford, that reimagines the genre for youths of the era by turning the outlaws into mythic figures; the closing freeze-frame is still impressive, imitated by many films
- Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com, Thursday, June 24, 2010
Fantastic dialogue, but, wow, this movie is a direct rip-off of Arthur Penn's BONNIE AND CLYDE.
- fb100001581602053, Monday, July 1, 2013
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid is an iconic film all around, but it's not always a perfect picture. It's minor flaws are overshadowed by it's two stars, a great script, and brilliant cinematography. It has sweep and scope, and plenty of memorable scenes and lines. The modern era may find it a little tedious at times with its pacing issues, but witnessing its legacy is reason alone to watch the classic film.
- fb100001048934982, Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Legendary outlaws Butch and Sundance rob one too many trains and an elite force of lawmen force them to relocate to Bolivia. Yet another of Hollywood's romantic reinterpretations of history featuring outlaws who are lovable rogues who don't want to hurt anyone, George Roy Hill's classic western actually features little in the way of gunplay (although the final shoot out is well worth waiting for). The core of the film is Butch and Sundance's enduring friendship and as such it concentrates far more on warmth and humour than bullets and blood; in fact you have to wait til near the end before a single shot is fired. Often when two major stars are paired up, ego prevails and one-upmanship can ruin any potential on-screen chemistry, but once in a while two stars can strike up chemistry that is pure cinematic gold. This is the case with Newman and Redford (a partnership obviously and consciously aped by Clooney and Pitt in the Ocean's films), and its a shame they didn't make more films together. The dialogue is always witty and fun, and the characters are all very endearing; even the romance with Katharine Ross is refreshingly schmaltz-free and understated, and is all the more charming for it. The only dark cloud on the horizon are the cornball musical interludes which some may find some kitsch enjoyment in, but I personally found them dated and unnecessary. This flaw is minor compared to the hugely entertaining whole and it features one of the best endings ever filmed.
- garyX, Wednesday, March 2, 2011