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Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid Reviews

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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
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
Michael E. Grost
Classic Film and Television
May 28, 2005
overrated western box office hit
| Original Score: 1/5
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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.
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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.
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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.
Scott G. Mignola
Common Sense Media
January 2, 2011
Funny and poignant tale of two famous outlaws.
Full Review | Original Score: 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
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
May 23, 2003
| Original Score: 4/5
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James Berardinelli
February 13, 2001
Although Butch Cassidy wasn't the first movie to pair up a couple of wisecracking best friends in an action/adventure setting, this film became the model of how well that approach could work when done right.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
June 23, 2004
| Original Score: 5/5
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
James Rocchi
November 7, 2002
Paul Newman-Robert Redford Western is as great as you remember.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Victoria Alexander
January 26, 2004
An archetype not yet surpassed.
| Original Score: 5/5
Rebecca Murray
March 26, 2004
| Original Score: 5/5
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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.
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
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
August 2, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
Bob Bloom
Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)
August 8, 2004
An all-time classic, with Newman as his charming, roguish best and Redford exuding both sex appeal and danger. A whimsical Western that superbly blends actiion, humor and the power of myth making.
| Original Score: 4/5
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
January 1, 2000
In George Roy Hill's vision, the raw vitality of Peckinpah is replaced by a gentle amiability.
| Original Score: 9/10
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