Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)
Critic Consensus: With its iconic pairing of Paul Newman and Robert Redford, jaunty screenplay and Burt Bacharach score, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid has gone down as among the defining moments in late-'60s American cinema.
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as Butch Cassidy
as Sundance Kid
as Etta Place
as Percy Garris
as Sheriff Bledsoe
as Harvey Logan
as Bike Salesman
as Large Woman
as Large Woman
as News Carver
as Flat Nose Curry
as Bank Manager
as Card Player
as Card Player
as Bank Teller
as Tiffany's Salesman
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Critic Reviews for Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
It is a great film and will be an exceptionally popular and profitable one.
You have to admire the craft and assurance of the thing even as its artificiality hits you in the face.
Every character, every scene, is marred by the film's double view, which oscillates between sympathy and farce.
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.
Audience Reviews for Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
A disappointing hippie Western that is too light for its own good and errs in tone by diluting the urgency of the story with a tongue-in-cheek humor and endless landscape shots that make it painfully slow - not to mention how hard it is to care about its one-dimensional characters.
Fantastic dialogue, but, wow, this movie is a direct rip-off of Arthur Penn's BONNIE AND CLYDE.
It may have only big name actors, but at it's core, it's pure hollywood storytelling at it's finest. I was so completely focussed on each character, that by the time each action scene occurred, it was the last thing that was interesting on the screen. The dialogue, the acting, and the scenery are all perfect representations of a western town, and the story is so brilliantly told that it held a smile on my face for the entire duration of the film. It is beautifully shot, but not quite perfectly edited, I did feel the need to voice my opinion on some edits, but overall, this is a near perfect western that I can watch over and over again, even if it does stray away from it's known formulas for most of the film, but that is why I found it so unique. "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid" is easily of my favourite films. Definitely worth it's praise!
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid Quotes
|Butch Cassidy:||I don't want to sound like a sore loser, but when it's over, if I'm dead, kill him.|
|The Sundance Kid:||With pleasure.|
|Butch Cassidy:||Let's you and me jump in that river.|
|The Sundance Kid:||I'll do anything you want me to but I won't watch you die.|
|Etta Place:||I won't watch you die...|
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