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Critic Reviews for Sleuth
This is a fastidious, acrobatically cunning and invigoratingly well-acted thriller.
Provides Laurence Olivier and especially Michael Caine with two of their best roles.
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.
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.
Audience Reviews for Sleuth
An interesting and entertaining take-off on the myriad on mystery novels (and their fans), two men play a game of wits over a woman. With nary a dull moment the stars, Olivier and Caine, get plenty of opportunities to show off and they take advantage every time. Movie fun, pure and simple. A verbal armageddon the English are famous for.
A great movie adapted from a great play, Caine and Olivier are excellent together, and it's just perfect. I highly recommend this movie.
After a friend told me to see "Sleuth" . i had to see it! Its a good thing i did because this may be one of the greatest films i've ever seen! In England, the Italian English hairdresser Milo Tindle is invited by the successful writer of detective stories Andrew Wyke to visit his isolated house. The lower class Milo is the lover of Andrew's wife, who is used to have a comfortable life, and he intends to marry her. Andrew proposes Milo to steal his jewelry simulating a burglary. Milo would make a fortune selling the jewels to an intermediary; and Andrew would be reimbursed by the insurance company and would not pay alimony. However, the whole situation was part of an evil game. When Milo vanishes, a detective visits Andrew to investigate what really happened that night, when deadly games are disclosed. Now if you think that thats a dumb plot then you have no movie taste at all. The acting was simply amazing and the movie is filled with twists and turns. I loved watching the cat and mouse game between the two characters which is why i really enjoyed this film. This is an atomatic 5 stars and it hit my top 10 definatly!
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