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Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid Reviews

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John Mahoney
Hollywood Reporter
October 3, 2015
It is a great film and will be an exceptionally popular and profitable one.
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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
May 27, 2011
You have to admire the craft and assurance of the thing even as its artificiality hits you in the face.
Scott G. Mignola
Common Sense Media
January 2, 2011
Funny and poignant tale of two famous outlaws.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
July 25, 2010
Fine escapist entertainment.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Richard Luck
October 1, 2008
One of cinema's greatest ever advertisements for pure entertainment...
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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TIME Magazine
October 1, 2008
Every character, every scene, is marred by the film's double view, which oscillates between sympathy and farce.
Top Critic
October 1, 2008
The John Foreman production is episodic, but George Roy Hill's direction is so satisfying in catching the full value of the Goldman screenplay that a high degree of interest is sustained.

TV Guide
October 1, 2008
Although much of its freshness has faded, this still-amusing film reinvented the Western for a new generation.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Emanuel Levy
January 12, 2007
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.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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Time Out
June 24, 2006
One of the funniest, if slightest, Westerns of recent years.
Kevin Carr
7M Pictures
June 8, 2006
Looking at the film with a totally modern set of eyes, completely detached from the hype of Newman and Redford in the late 60s, I didn't find a connection to the movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Jason Zingale
June 3, 2006
One could [say] that Butch Cassidy & The Sundance Kid set the benchmark for buddy action-comedies to come, but there would never be another film that comes even close to exuding the same kind of charm Newman and Redford deliver in their roles.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Christopher Null
May 25, 2006
iconic, American experience, a classic adventure tale, and a singular slice of late-'60s moviemaking that has never really been repeated
| Original Score: 5/5
Bob McCabe
Empire Magazine
May 10, 2006
Note-perfect performances, a screenplay steeped in both nostalgia and a timely sense of insight, and anti-heroes you can't help but love: it's no surprise that the always re-watchable Butch And Sundance was once labelled the most likeable film ever made.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Rob Thomas
Capital Times (Madison, WI)
March 3, 2006
A charismatic, fun and ultimately poignant classic Western.
| Original Score: 5/5
Brad Laidman
Film Threat
December 6, 2005
Possibly the most likable movie ever filmed.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Chuck O'Leary
October 27, 2005
More of a witty buddy movie in Western clothes.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Michael E. Grost
Classic Film and Television
May 28, 2005
overrated western box office hit
| Original Score: 1/5
Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star
January 28, 2005
Made like Cassidy's memorable fight with a fellow gang member: It gave true, old-fashioned Westerns a swift kick to the groin.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
October 23, 2004
William Goldman's script is constantly too cute and never gets up the nerve, by God, to admit it's a Western.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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