Butch Cassidy And The Sundance Kid details
|Formats:||12 DVD, PG Blu-ray|
|Starring:||Ted Cassidy, Strother Martin, Paul Newman, Katharine Ross, Henry Jones, Henr, Kenneth Mars, Robert Redford, Jeff Corey, Cloris Leachman|
|Director:||George Roy Hill|
|Studio:||20TH CENTURY FOX HOME ENTERTAINMENT|
|Collections:||100 must-see movies, 100 Wild Westerns, American Film Institute's top 100, Must See Movies|
Butch Cassidy And The Sundance Kid
|Run time:||1 hour 46 minutes|
|Rental release:||27 Aug 2001|
|Hearing impaired subtitles:||English|
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The fact that it's a Western should not put off any anti-western viewer. This is one of the GREATS of any genreBy roncoach (370 reviews) from suffolk , 24 Oct 2011
[Highly rated reviewer]I see this film as one of the Top 100 in its own right; and I see it as one of the best Westerns ever made......it even has music and comedy to add to a strong and serious plot.
Newman and Redford are quite outstanding...neither 'outdo' the other : they have a chemistry that is so hard to find. It is a pity that 'The Sting' ( another top-notch movie) was their only other film together.
How on earth did 'Midnight Cowboy' beat this wonderful film in the best Oscars list ?? But I suppose I am used to seeing the Academy getting it all wrong so often !
This film is for everyone......a rip-roaring yarn, two heroes who remain in the memory, lots of aspects for viewers who are not big Western fans, a wonderful song ( in a film sequence on a bicycle that is nothing short of brilliant ), humour as well as action , adventure and joy and sadness.
And one of the great screen dialogue moments as Butch and Sundance are about to literally jump for their lives. Great.
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Newman and Redford at their bestBy Chrisaljack (419 reviews) from Hellingly , 25 Aug 2013Robert Redford and Paul Newman are two greats of American Cinema. They are perfectly paired in this absolute classic. This is not a traditional western - it is alternatively fun, sad, a love story, a record of history and finally hugely entertaining. Even Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head became a huge hit and when coupled with the delightful bicycle on a farm scene with Newman and Ross it will be forever etched in your memory. This film was a hit in 1969 - it is just as deserving in 2013!
Wonderful, fantastic movie ! ! !By ElPedro (38 reviews) , 13 Jun 2013Wow what a great film ! This has to be the best on-screen chemistry ever between the wonderful Newman & Redford who look & feel 100% genuine Funny, exciting & thrilling throughout ! Don't be put off by the Western genre. Wonderfully shot, great locations, fantastic screenplay & epic dialogue
Slighly dated but still very watchable.By The KnightWatcher (629 reviews) from Gloucestershire , 04 Nov 2012Not the all time classic that I remember but nevertheless a good watchable film. It is a bit dated now and a bit naff in places. Cannot be taken seriously as a western as the two outlaws are just too polite and friendly, charming and unscary to be taken seriously. It is more of a light hearted drama / comedy really. Katherine Ross is excellent.
Engaging, fun and memorable movieBy Abby88 (170 reviews) from Bognor Regis , 14 Oct 2012I enjoyed this film. Newman and Redford are great together and play loveable rogues very well. A top western and interesting true story.
The most overrated film in the history of cinema.By Kowalski (41 reviews) , 08 Sep 2012I can't see what all the fuss is about. Two interchangable characters compete to find out who can be the most self-consciously charming for nearly two hours. Meanwhile, they crack heavily cued jokes from a remarkably dull script in an effort to show how loveable they are. They also manage to flee a town for days, only to find they are still in its vicinity when they finally lose their pursuers - a massive hole in the plot that seems to have gone unnoticed.
If you like films because other people tell you they are 'classics', watch this.
If you like watching actors managing to give apparently brilliant performances by simply posing and using jokes the Rat Pack would have rejected, watch this.
If you like films that merit their acclaim, don't bother.
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