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Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969) Movie Reviews

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04/02/2016 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Western?

Butch Cassidy And The Sundance Kid mag einer der grossen New Hollywood Klassiker sein und hat das Team Newman & Redford zusammengebracht. Als ich ihn aber jetzt noch einmal sah, kam er mir schwerfällig und ziemlich enttäuschend vor. Vor allem vermisse ich, dass sich George Roy Hills Film überhaupt zu dem bekennt, was er ist: Einem Western! William Goldmans Drehbuch aber versucht permanent, die "niedlichen" Aspekte der Geschichte zu betonen. Dabei beginnt alles so vielversprechend: Butch (Paul Newman) und Sundance (Robert Redford) führen eine Bande von Zugräubern an. Harriman, der Tycoon der Eisenbahngesellschaft, versucht, sie zu stellen, doch die beiden flüchten nach Bolivien, wo sie Banken überfallen. Sundance tritt einem Spieler gegenüber, Butch schlägt eine Rebellion in ...

 

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05/23/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Butch Cassidy and The Sundance Kid review

Butch Cassidy (Paul Newman) and The Sundance Kid (Robert Redford) rob banks together. Falling into the rapids filled with rocks and emerging without getting hurt was somewhat impossible. Dialogue was oftentimes cheesy and iffy while the pace sluggish due to the images coupled with the soundtrack. This reviewer has no concerns with long slow moving films such as Tree of Life or 2001: A Space Odyssey because it was gorgeous to look at, moving pictures unfortunately is boring. Flicks related to bank robbery such as Bonnie & Clyde, Heat, Ocean’s 11 and Dog Day Afternoon were more engaging. Humor and acting were effective though. Cinematography was scenic and soundtrack enlightening mixed with hypnotic chants that make you sleepy. Both leads were good, which was evident throughout the...

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01/20/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

"Butch Cassidy & The Sundance Kid" by Yojimbo

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 romantic reinterpretations of history featuring outlaws who are lovable rogues who don't want to hurt anyone, George Roy Hill's classic western actually features little in the way of gunplay (although the final shoot out is well worth waiting for). The core of the film is Butch and Sundance's enduring friendship and as such it concentrates far more on warmth and humour than bullets and blood; in fact you have to wait til near the end before a single shot is fired. Often when two major stars are paired up, ego prevails and one-upmanship can ruin any potential on-screen chemistry, but once in a while two stars can strike up chemistry that is...

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05/18/2011 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Disappointed in this classic.

"Gorge Cassidy" (Paul Newman), a.k.a. "Butch Cassidy", and "Lonny Longbaugh" (Robert Redoford), a.k.a. "The Sundance Kid, are two of the greatest robbers in the history of the Old West. They pulled jobs on banks and trains with an expertise that made them famous from coast to coast.

Now, years after being out of the business for about two decades, they decide to pull one last bank heist in Bolivia, with the help of a school teacher (Katharine Ross) with romantic ties to both men.

I have to say that I am pretty disappointed in this film. I found it to be slow, with not enough action considering the topic of the movie. It dragged so much that I noticed spending more attention to my computer than watching the movie itself on cable television.

One thing that stood out was the on-scre...

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09/27/2009 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

The original Buddy Movie and a Must See!

"I wasn't cheating." Sundance's lines at the beginning of the film ring true. At least they ring true for his card game. When it came to everything else, he was hardly a straight player."Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid" came out in 1969, and it has since become legend. One of the last films to come out during the PG era, it was extremely influential. It changed a lot about cinema, particularly the way that dialogue was delivered. It also changed the scope of what a "buddy" movie really is. Butch Cassidy, played by Paul Newman, is the brains, the comic, the atypical one. Robert Redford's Sundance is the typical Western star, silent and stern like Clint Eastwood in "Good, the Bad, and the Ugly" and determined like Gene Hackman in "French Connection." Together, what one gets is an offbeat...

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