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Sleuth Reviews

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April 20, 2010
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 | Original Score: 4/5
April 20, 2010
This stylish, intelligent mystery is full of delightfully unexpected twists, and boasts extraordinary performances from Michael Caine and Laurence Olivier.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
April 20, 2010
This is a fastidious, acrobatically cunning and invigoratingly well-acted thriller.
March 26, 2009
Provides Laurence Olivier and especially Michael Caine with two of their best roles.
August 3, 2007
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 | Original Score: B
June 24, 2006
Thoroughly entertaining.
April 30, 2005
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
October 23, 2004
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 | Original Score: 4/4
March 11, 2004
Intriguing to begin, but ultimately tiring; its place is on the stage.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
January 29, 2004
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 | Original Score: 4/5
October 31, 2003
Delicious, wickedly funny game of cat-and-cat.
| Original Score: 5/5
August 12, 2002
A two-man play that displays the terrific talents of Laurence Olivier and Michael Caine
| Original Score: 5/5
February 13, 2002
Joseph Mankiewicz directs this deft satire on the detective genre of literature that is both a metaphysical thriller and a psychological cliff-hanger.
January 1, 2000
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 | Original Score: 4/4
January 1, 2000
Sleuth is a great example of how you can take the barest of essentials -- two great actors, one great script, one great set -- and make magic happen.
| Original Score: 4/5
January 1, 2000
For two great actors like Olivier and Caine, it's a chance to show off their acting talents, and fascinate people with dialogue, not action.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
August 2, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
January 29, 2004
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
August 29, 2003
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
July 5, 2003
| Original Score: 5/5
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