Sleuth

Sleuth

96%

Opening

97% Ghostbusters Aug 29
33% As Above/So Below Aug 29
35% The November Man Aug 27
98% Starred Up Aug 27
75% The Congress Aug 29

Top Box Office

92% Guardians of the Galaxy $17.2M
20% Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles $16.7M
38% If I Stay $15.7M
20% Let's Be Cops $10.8M
18% When The Game Stands Tall $8.4M
34% The Expendables 3 $6.5M
32% The Giver $6.4M
46% Sin City: A Dame to Kill For $6.3M
65% The Hundred-Foot Journey $5.3M
20% Into The Storm $3.8M

Coming Soon

—— Innocence Sep 05
—— The Longest Week Sep 05
—— The Identical Sep 05
67% The House of Magic Sep 05
74% God Help the Girl Sep 05

New Episodes Tonight

—— Jonah From Tonga: Season 1

Discuss Last Night's Shows

88% The Cosmopolitans: Season One
100% Defiance: Season 2
100% Garfunkel and Oates: Season 1
89% The Honorable Woman: Season 1
56% Married: Season 1
39% Rush: Season 1
82% Satisfaction: Season 1
82% Welcome to Sweden: Season 1
77% You're the Worst: Season 1

Certified Fresh TV

86% The Bridge (FX): Season 2
91% Doctor Who: Season 8
83% Extant: Season 1
89% The Honorable Woman: Season 1
87% The Knick: Season 1
89% Manhattan: Season 1
97% Masters of Sex: Season 2
73% Murder in the First: Season 1
89% Outlander: Season 1
82% Satisfaction: Season 1
87% The Strain: Season 1
82% Welcome to Sweden: Season 1
77% You're the Worst: Season 1

Sleuth Reviews

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Film4

A hugely enjoyable thriller, adapted by Anthony Shaffer from his own phenomenally successful stage play, about two men involved in an intellectual but deadly game of cat and mouse.

Full Review Source: Film4 | Original Score: 4/5

April 20, 2010

TV Guide's Movie Guide

This stylish, intelligent mystery is full of delightfully unexpected twists, and boasts extraordinary performances from Michael Caine and Laurence Olivier.

Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide | Original Score: 4/4

April 20, 2010
Jay Cocks
TIME Magazine
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This is a fastidious, acrobatically cunning and invigoratingly well-acted thriller.

Full Review Source: TIME Magazine

April 20, 2010
Variety Staff
Variety
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Provides Laurence Olivier and especially Michael Caine with two of their best roles.

Full Review Source: Variety

March 26, 2009
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com

Despite flaws (it's overlong and too theatrical, betraying its stage origins), this stylishly made cat-and-mouse thriller with strong social class overtones boasts great performances from Olivier and Michael Caine.

Full Review Source: EmanuelLevy.Com | Original Score: B

August 3, 2007
Derek Adams
Time Out
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Thoroughly entertaining.

Full Review Source: Time Out

June 24, 2006
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies

| Original Score: 4/5

August 2, 2005
Dan Lybarger
Nitrate Online

A stagebound but effective two-character thriller. It might work better on stage, but you're not like to find better leads.

| Original Score: 4/5

April 30, 2005
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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What really makes the movie come alive--what makes it work better than the play, really--are the lead performances by Lord Laurence Olivier, Michael Caine, and Alec Cawthorne.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 4/4

October 23, 2004
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

It's one of those works built around a gimmick that in fact requires a little cheating on the part of the filmmakers in order to succeed. But it's a good gimmick.

Full Review Source: Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC) | Original Score: 4/5

January 29, 2004
Randy Shulman
Metro Weekly (Washington, DC)

| Original Score: 5/5

January 29, 2004
Rob Thomas
Capital Times (Madison, WI)

Delicious, wickedly funny game of cat-and-cat.

| Original Score: 5/5

October 31, 2003
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal

| Original Score: 5/5

August 29, 2003
Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central

| Original Score: 5/5

July 5, 2003
Rebecca Murray
About.com

| Original Score: 5/5

March 5, 2003
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope

| Original Score: 3/5

December 10, 2002
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

| Original Score: 3/5

November 1, 2002
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews

A two-man play that displays the terrific talents of Laurence Olivier and Michael Caine

| Original Score: 5/5

August 12, 2002
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

Joseph Mankiewicz directs this deft satire on the detective genre of literature that is both a metaphysical thriller and a psychological cliff-hanger.

Full Review Source: Spirituality and Practice

February 13, 2002
James Berardinelli
ReelViews
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With the exception of a brief showing by British thespian Alec Cawthorne, the only actors on screen are Olivier and Caine. Both are so good that there's not a moment when we wish for someone else to interrupt their duel.

Full Review Source: ReelViews | Original Score: 4/4

January 1, 2000
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