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Butch Cassidy & the Sundance Kid
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 Sundance (Robert Redford) join the Gang in successfully robbing yet another train with their trademark non-lethal style. After the pair rests at the home of Sundance's schoolmarm girlfriend, Etta (Katharine Ross), the Gang robs the same train, but this time, the railroad boss has hired the best trackers in the business to foil the crime. After being tailed… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 89%

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"You have to admire the craft and assurance of the thing even as its artificiality hits you in the face."
‑ Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader
"One of the funniest, if slightest, Westerns of recent years."
‑ , Time Out
"Funny and poignant tale of two famous outlaws."
‑ Scott G. Mignola, Common Sense Media
"Although much of its freshness has faded, this still-amusing film reinvented the Western for a new generation."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"One could [say] that Butch Cassidy & The Sundance Kid set the benchmark for buddy action-comedies to come, but there would never be another film that comes even close to exuding the same kind of charm Newman and Redford deliver in their roles."
‑ Jason Zingale, Bullz-Eye.com
"Every character, every scene, is marred by the film's double view, which oscillates between sympathy and farce."
‑ , TIME Magazine
"William Goldman's script is constantly too cute and never gets up the nerve, by God, to admit it's a Western."
‑ Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"Fine escapist entertainment."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"A cool, charming, anachronistic Western, with great chemistry between Newman and Redford, that reimagines the genre for youths of the era by turning the outlaws into mythic figures."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"iconic, American experience, a classic adventure tale, and a singular slice of late-'60s moviemaking that has never really been repeated"
‑ Christopher Null, Filmcritic.com
"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."
‑ Whitney Willaims, Variety
"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."
‑ Vincent Canby, New York Times
"One of cinema's greatest ever advertisements for pure entertainment..."
‑ Richard Luck, Film4
"Looking at the film with a totally modern set of eyes, completely detached from the hype of Newman and Redford in the late 60s, I didn't find a connection to the movie."
‑ Kevin Carr, 7M Pictures
"Note-perfect performances, a screenplay steeped in both nostalgia and a timely sense of insight, and anti-heroes you can't help but love: it's no surprise that the always re-watchable Butch And Sundance was once labelled the most likeable film ever made."
‑ Bob McCabe, Empire Magazine
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