Sleuth Reviews

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August 31, 2020
Essentially just two people in a single location, yet it never slows and never misses a beat, staying relentlessly engrossing with little more than sharp discourse.
June 12, 2020
The transition of Sleuth from stage to screen is more than a matter of "opening" the scene (and what an opening that garden maze provides for the film!).
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.
April 20, 2010
This stylish, intelligent mystery is full of delightfully unexpected twists, and boasts extraordinary performances from Michael Caine and Laurence Olivier.
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.
June 24, 2006
Thoroughly entertaining.
August 2, 2005
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.
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.
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.
January 29, 2004
October 31, 2003
Delicious, wickedly funny game of cat-and-cat.
August 29, 2003
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December 10, 2002
November 1, 2002
August 12, 2002
A two-man play that displays the terrific talents of Laurence Olivier and Michael Caine
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