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Sleuth Reviews

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March 11, 2004
Intriguing to begin, but ultimately tiring; its place is on the stage.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
November 1, 2002
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
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
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
August 2, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
March 5, 2003
| Original Score: 5/5
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.
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
June 24, 2006
Thoroughly entertaining.
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.
August 12, 2002
A two-man play that displays the terrific talents of Laurence Olivier and Michael Caine
| Original Score: 5/5
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
August 29, 2003
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
January 29, 2004
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
October 31, 2003
Delicious, wickedly funny game of cat-and-cat.
| Original Score: 5/5
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
December 10, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
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
July 5, 2003
| Original Score: 5/5
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