Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)

Opening with a silent "movie" of Butch Cassidy's Hole in the Wall Gang, George Roy Hill's comically elegiac Western chronicles the mostly true tale of the outlaws' last months. Witty pals Butch (Paul Newman) and… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: May 16, 2000
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Critic Score: 89% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

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.

Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader

You have to admire the craft and assurance of the thing even as its artificiality hits you in the face.

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Time Out

One of the funniest, if slightest, Westerns of recent years.

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Scott G. Mignola
Common Sense Media

Funny and poignant tale of two famous outlaws.

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TIME Magazine

Every character, every scene, is marred by the film's double view, which oscillates between sympathy and farce.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

William Goldman's script is constantly too cute and never gets up the nerve, by God, to admit it's a Western.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Fine escapist entertainment.

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Whitney Willaims
Variety

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.

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Vincent Canby
New York Times

Very funny in a strictly contemporary way-the last exuberant word on movies about the men of the mythic American West who have outlived their day.

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Richard Luck
Film4

One of cinema's greatest ever advertisements for pure entertainment...

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Flixster Audience Score: 93% Flixster User Reviews
Kevin Cookman
Fantastic dialogue, but, wow, this movie is a direct rip-off of Arthur Penn's BONNIE AND CLYDE.
paul sandberg
For my 300th review I recently viewed the "classic' film Butch Cassidy and The Sundance Kid. My recollection of this film was that it was very fresh,… More
Carlos Magalh„es
A disappointing hippie Western that is too light for its own good and errs in tone by diluting the urgency of the story with tongue-in-cheek humor and endless… More
Kase Vollebregt
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid is an iconic film all around, but it's not always a perfect picture. It's minor flaws are overshadowed by it's… More
KJ Proulx
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… More
xGary Xx
Legendary outlaws Butch and Sundance rob one too many trains and an elite force of lawmen force them to relocate to Bolivia. Yet another of Hollywood's… More

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