His closest companion is the laconic dead-shot " Sundance Kid ". The two return to their hideout at Hole-in-the-Wall Wyoming to discover that the rest of the gang, irked at Butch's long absences, have selected Harvey Logan as their new leader. Harvey challenges Butch to a knife fight over the gang's leadership. Butch defeats him using trickery, but embraces Harvey's idea to rob the Union Pacific Overland Flyer train on both its eastward and westward runs, agreeing that the second robbery would be unexpected and likely reap even more money than the first.
Not for me I'm afraid antide 13 September Well here goes as I know the vast majority of people won't agree with this review. I watched this movie for the first time yes, really!!
The partnership between Paul Newman and Robert Redford works very well and you could tell that the actor's liked each other.
The cinematography is good too but that is about all I liked. It is boring with not a lot happening a lot of the time.
The music doesn't fit the western feel of the movie at all and even 'Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head' makes no sense at all given the fact that the whole of the song takes place during glorious sunshine!
It is a buddy movie, I get that, but the wisecracking wore a bit thin and even the acting was very hit and miss. I just couldn't engage with the story at all even though the two leads were likeable enough. This is a movie of it's time and seemed very dated to me.
I really like the western genre but this is nowhere near my favourites.
I did look forward to watching it but was left wondering why so many people love it. Was this review helpful? Sign in to vote. Spoilers Let me state right now that "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid" is one of the greatest westerns of all time. It even deserves its place in the top of America's best movies This writer even rated the film nine stars.
It deserves all of them. On the other hand, its heroes are really anti-heroes. Yes they are the criminals, but because they are good-looking and likable and charming and humorous we root for them. But this is not the message of the traditional westerns that were about the noble guys who won in the end played by William S.
These bad guys were so unabashedly immoral that people booed them in movie theaters. But for several years beforethe framework of the original American Western was transforming.
Perhaps movie audiences became bored with the good guys winning. Then there were the attitudes of the counter-culture.
So characters of ambiguous morality began to become central; if they still lost at film's end, they at least got sympathy. Our movie is about the "Wild Bunch," last of the outlaw gangs of the old American West. Its specialty was robbing banks and trains on horseback.
But the frontier had closed inand even the remaining wild western pockets were becoming less of a haven. Not only was the telegraph expanding, but the telephone and automobile were already invented. Civilization and technology were making the old time gunslingers obsolete.
The Pinkerton detectives and the Union Pacific Railroad were becoming more resourceful. There were less and less places of refuge, although Butch Cassidy's band did well enough at Hole-in-the-Wall pass north of Casper in Wyoming.
The feature is finely crafted, although it probably gathers more from the legend rather than from historical fact. There are many wonderful things to enjoy:Jun 25, · The Blu-Ray edition of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid is a benchmark for high-definition updates of classic films.
Despite its age, the film . The story of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, based on true events, is so familiar now it's hard to fathom that at the time of the film's release, Butch and Sundance were merely peripheral.
Jan 01, · Read the Empire review of Butch Cassidy And The Sundance Kid. Find out everything you need to know about the film from the world's biggest movie destination.5/5.
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid: Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, American western film, released in , that was a classic of the genre, especially noted for the pairing of Paul Newman and Robert Redford as the titular outlaws.
Butch Cassidy (played by Newman) and his companion in crime, the Sundance Kid (Redford), find that. The Hollywood Reporter's review, originally titled "'Sundance' Beams With Joy: A Great & Profitable Film," is below: On Sept.
23, , Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid premiered in Los Angeles. Wyoming, early s. Butch Cassidy and The Sundance Kid are the leaders of a band of outlaws. After a train robbery goes wrong they find themselves on the run with a posse hard on their heals.