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Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

1969
Crime
Action
1h 50m
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Avg Percentile 70.47% from 5266 total ratings

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Rated 20 Apr 2007
86
86th
I loved everything about this film, except for the montages. I thought they went on just a little bit too long. Aside from that this movie is great. Redford and Newman are both fantastic as the likable, hilarious outlaws. One of the best westerns for sure.
Rated 25 Oct 2009
10
98th
A very fun, fast paced, good time. I love the chemistry between Newman and Redford and the writing is top notch, Goldman could really write a script. Didn't care too much for the music choices (raindrops keep fallin on my head? wtf?) but I thought the montages were a clever way to move the characters forward in a short amount of time. Deserves its place on all the best westerns and best movie lists, awesome film.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
35
14th
Pointless and plodding. A boring western made seemingly so Newman could mug at the camera for 90 minutes. Newman and Redford fans might like this, but I can't see how any western fans would. The Sting is a million times better than this and features the same two lead actors.
Rated 27 Jul 2008
100
90th
The chemisty between Redford and Newman is second to none. While for the most part it is a light-hearted Western it does have some serious moments. Basically the perfect mix between comedy and tragedy in the Old West.
Rated 18 Sep 2021
69
22nd
Don’t remember why I loved this 25 years ago, I only know I found this second watch very slowly paced, repetitive, & ultimately sort of meaningless with glaring plot holes (how did the 2 leads get back to Etta on foot? How exactly do yanqui banditos like these 3 hide from the South American authorities?). I do remember reading that the posse chasing them symbolized modernity & perhaps this is all an allegory for the death of the Western, but maybe I need to be older to appreciate the loss.
Rated 21 Jun 2009
9
91st
A very stylish and fun western that is a sheer enjoyment to watch. Newman and Redford are the ultimate 'buddy' couple.
Rated 08 Feb 2012
69
45th
Starts off great, but as the film went on I starting losing interest in everything except for the dialogue exchanged between Newman and Redford. That one aspect made it all worth it, but I still wish the rest of the film was more interesting. And I thought that the music was downright awful at times.
Rated 21 Jul 2016
84
92nd
Not the standard western I was expecting. There is great chemistry between the leads, and the smart script is excellent. I now know where LaFors in Mallrats comes from, as well as about a thousand other references. Nicely shot and paced, with great use of location.
Rated 26 Sep 2007
55
44th
I don't know why I don't like this more than I do... maybe because it's a smirky, self-amused western from a time when Peckinpah was already making the harsh, reflective revisionist westerns that eschewed entertainment in favor of thoughtful realism... or maybe it's because George Roy Hill would later use Redford and Newman again for The Sting which is so much better than this (as usual, it's the writing that makes the difference).
Rated 22 Oct 2007
50
14th
*spoiler* The script (comedy) strikes me as at cross-purposes with the story (tragedy), and I realize that might be the point. The problem I have is that while there are great exchanges of dialogue, classic scenes, and a strong sense of place, the film ultimately isn't honest about its two "adventurers." The tragedy here is not their deaths, but rather that they carry their smart-ass, wise-cracking ways to the grave. Fun, but confused.
Rated 01 Aug 2008
86
84th
The story of probably the two nicest damn outlaws in the whole west.
Rated 25 Sep 2010
89
97th
Had this been different casting I think the whole thing would have been a wash. Redford and Newman are perfect in their own roles and with each other. The score feels a little out of place at times but other than that I can't think of anything bad to say.
Rated 23 Oct 2010
73
89th
A beautiful tale of friendship and romance that also serves as an ode to the Western. It manages to be wonderfully funny, tense, sad, and sweet simultaneously. What fantastic performances by Redford and Newman.
Rated 19 Mar 2007
89
83rd
Butch Cassidy is such a cool movie that it doesn't even need a review.
Rated 27 Jun 2007
90
85th
This film would no doubt have been a fun ride no matter who played the lead roles, but it's Newman and Redford who make it great and give it so much pathos. On the surface it seems undeniable that the film paints a highly romanticized picture of the Old West, so it's surprising to find that so much of what the film depicts actually happened. Extraordinary stories with extraordinary actors make for extraordinary movies.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
68
43rd
What people don't realize is that this movie is about nothing other than Butch and Sundance. It's not about America, the West, the Western, legends, love, hate, freedom, death, sex, crime or guns. It's about Newman and Redford. As such, it functions more as a forerunner to movies like Lethal Weapon and Shanghai Noon than as anything definitive or artful.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
82
73rd
The chemistry between Redford and Newman is so much fun.
Rated 29 May 2012
79
65th
Not nearly as fun or entertaining as people make it out to be. If you're really in the mood for Newman and Redford, watch "The Sting" instead.
Rated 22 Jan 2016
64
17th
Approximately half of the film is quite interesting. The rest half it however felt like the film was dragging on for way too long. Wish the story had actually gone somewhere with the fellas chasing the main characters.
Rated 01 Apr 2008
3
45th
Hill made some odd choices, some good and some not so good, but on the whole this is a competent and quite fun western. Paul Newman and Robert Redford are both great, and the relationship between their characters is both ambiguous and heartfelt at the same time. The movie also has one of the best explosion scenes I've ever seen.
Rated 03 Mar 2012
85
94th
Are you crazy? The fall will probably kill you!
Rated 29 May 2009
7
84th
Newman and Redford have some of the easiest chemistry you'll ever see onscreen, immediately charming and fully believable. There's plenty of laughs and exciting moments, not to mention the stylish cinematography and iconic ending. The "Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head" montage is kind of laughable, but everything else is classic Western.
Rated 18 Nov 2019
40
24th
There is nothing truly noteworthy about this film, it was like watching three people having a good time, in that sense the characters are sometimes lighthearted and funny that's not enough to make a good film. It's overrated in my opinion.
Rated 15 Jul 2013
80
42nd
Too hip for its own good, and rather clumsily directed, but Newman, Redford and Ross are charming, and Goldman's screenplay has many good lines. It loses points for the "Raindrops Keep Fallin' on my Head" sequence--one of the most cloying bits ever in any movie, let alone a movie as self-consciously "hip" as this one.
Rated 16 Jul 2014
50
17th
There's something disturbing out being asked to cheer on the bad guys as they rob poor Bolivians blind in a light-hearted comedy,
Rated 13 Jan 2013
7
4th
I don't understand why this film is famous. Drags horribly from start to finish, with multiple overlong and pointless montages and sequences of sheer randomness. At no point could I find a reason to care what happens to the main characters, who rob poor people and maim or kill working stiffs. Gave it a few points for some decent wilderness shots but that's the only positive thing I could find to say about this film.
Rated 22 Jul 2018
60
32nd
Doesn't really know if it wants to play it straight as a standard Western or deconstruct the genre by examining the dwindling frontier.
Rated 12 Feb 2007
85
68th
Newman and Redford serve up a truly fantastic romp through America. Note to Brokeback: cowboys can just be friends...
Rated 19 Aug 2012
38
35th
I just re-watched it and had forgot that I had rated it before. I was going to give a higher rating (44), but I think I shall leave it here for now. Basically, there's no real story, the mood shifts are too sudden and the score is annoying. 15/iii/21
Rated 20 May 2007
70
61st
Great script and fantastic characters. Tended to drag at parts but that was entirely forgiveable.
Rated 18 Jun 2012
55
43rd
Patchy. Newman and Redford are great to start with, but the smart-aleck quips begin to wear thin after a little while. I wished they'd just stop and have a normal conversation. The plot feels thin, too, and lags heavily in the middle section. There's a perfunctory attempt at thematic depth near the end (when they attempt to guard the payroll), but to be honest I was fairly bored by then.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
80
75th
One of the first buddy movies I can remember seeing. The movie is funny, has some good action sequences and stunts. Not something I'd rush out to see again, though.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
90
89th
Newman and Redford are an amazing duo, and this is possibly their best pairing. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid is a classic western with a fantastic story and incredible characters. Awesome!
Rated 14 Aug 2007
80
83rd
This is a classic piece of filmmaking. The characters are extremely easy to like. It's simply a great film.
Rated 23 Oct 2007
20
3rd
I'm biased. I was bored. Not my kind of film.
Rated 23 Jan 2008
100
98th
The perfect acting duo in the perfect setting.
Rated 12 Apr 2012
82
81st
Usualy I hate when people use the word "jorney" to describe films, but there is no better way to describe this film than an amazing journey to the old west. I want to end this review, by sending my love to Paul Newman, this film couldn't have been the masterpiece that it has been, without you.
Rated 08 Feb 2018
20
12th
I hate Westerns. I dozed a lot, but, is it me or did they sneak out the back of a whorehouse 6 or 10 or 20 times? A lot of boring shootouts, a lot of boring robberies, a lot of boring time spent between robberies riding a bicycle around a farmhouse to the tune of "Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head". What a joke. People are saying it has a "great ending". I just finished watching it a half hour ago and don't remember the ending. Like, no recollection. At all. I was just happy to see the credits.
Rated 16 Mar 2008
63
34th
Watching this again, it just feels outdated. It's not bad, and the acting and adventure is certainly there. It just doesn't feel like a very natural film to me, for some reason.
Rated 01 Sep 2008
80
91st
Possibly best dialogue in a western movie. Redford and Newman make an excellent duo on screen, although Redford steals most of the show. "Ask us to stick around a while." Subtle social messages about "meeting the future" was an excellent touch.
Rated 18 Nov 2008
95
87th
Definitely a fun little thing.
Rated 26 Apr 2009
95
89th
Great leads, perfect script, and awesome visuals. Other than the New York montage taking up a tiny bit too much time, it's flawless.
Rated 09 Jul 2009
72
87th
Not as good as later effort from Roy Hill, Redford and Newman "The Sting", but still entertaining flick. The ending broke my heart when I was a kid, but now the characters or the story didn't seem that deep to me. Entertaining, non-violent western, where criminals are heroes and you don't even start questioning their morality.
Rated 21 Nov 2009
68
58th
Worth seeing for the chemistry and dialogue between Redford and Newman. Otherwise, an uneven picture (weak ending and what the heck is with the bicycle scene?)
Rated 28 May 2010
64
20th
Gripping in the ringwraith-type pursuit to Conrad L. Hall's landscape-porn, which is furtively brushed aside with a sepia photo montage. The platonic man-love is a joy, but ending with the adjunct fantasy-slaying of a million policeman and soldiers didn't fit their lovable scamp image--as Butch and Sundance pick them off one-by-one, two-by-two. I hated them by the end.
Rated 18 Jul 2014
85
86th
Fun chemistry peppered with montage hell.
Rated 09 Sep 2014
68
42nd
Paul Newman and Robert Redford are pretty good, but the movie feels a lot more like a series of vignettes than it does a coherent narrative, even though the film does have one, and I didn't really feel any compulsion to see what happened next. Fun, somewhat poignant, but overall it didn't grab me. Perhaps this can go on the reappraisal list later.
Rated 20 Oct 2010
85
89th
newman and redford are simply amazing in their respective roles, and the chemistry and writing of the characters is simply amazing. the story follows history fairly well while being persistantly entertaining and riveting. you got to always love it when a movie ends and you feel both entertained and educated.
Rated 13 Dec 2018
70
53rd
Butch Cassidy: "Kid, the next time I say, "Let's go someplace like Bolivia," let's GO someplace like Bolivia."
Rated 02 Mar 2011
85
73rd
The chemistry between the leads is perfect and the script is wonderful. It's not a perfect film, but a great time.
Rated 16 Jan 2007
75
93rd
coolest buddies ever
Rated 22 Jan 2007
70
40th
One of the great date movies when it came out. Probably holds up pretty well, though I haven't seen it in a while.
Rated 13 Feb 2007
60
62nd
Great western.
Rated 09 Jul 2014
9
91st
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid is without doubt one of the coolest and funnest Westerns of all time. Paul Newman & Robert Redford are simply sensational together. The chemistry and humour between them make for one of the most iconic pairings of all time. They carry the film effortlessly and they have an equal share of moments and importance. The script is fantastic, the comic timing is perfection and there's so many cool and humorously quotable one liners. There's so much fun to be had here.
Rated 08 May 2007
93
79th
I liked this a lot more on the second viewing, however the movie drags a bit when they get to Bolivia. When Katharine Ross departs it's more of sad lingering to the finish line, with the film's heroes being too dumb to quit. The end of an era, as both this one and The Wild Bunch helped usher in the bleaker 70s westerns.
Rated 26 May 2007
50
36th
Been awhile.
Rated 02 Apr 2016
80
36th
It's an overall enjoyable movie, but does have its flaws. It's exciting and the chemistry between Newman and Redford really make the movie work. Otherwise there isn't a whole lot of story here to work with, basically just the two outlaws robbing trains, running away from the law, escaping the country, and robbing banks til the end. It also has some jarring tones between comedy and tragedy. It's a fun ride and a good movie, but it doesn't really take you much of anywhere.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
65
71st
Mostly enjoyable.
Rated 16 Feb 2016
58
22nd
Loses the plot once they all escape to Bolivia and the movie keeps pushing a breezy, lighthearted tone until it's disturbing. I love Bacharach's music dearly but I can't think of a worse composer for a western. Definitely not what I had in mind when I went in but I expect it'll rate higher on a rewatch, free of misplaced expectation.
Rated 01 Feb 2017
70
73rd
A good western, with likeable protagonists. Features the slow tension of being tracked down by a masterful foe.
Rated 15 Dec 2017
91
80th
Never got bored. Raindrops kept falling on my head though.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
81
88th
A funny, smart and endearing film that only increases its enjoyment with each repeated visit.
Rated 22 Aug 2007
89
93rd
Excellent
Rated 12 Sep 2007
92
93rd
A classic, great movie. Of course the stars are much older now, but back in '69 this was a fantastic movie. Still enjoyable and a great story after (hard to believe) nearly 40 years.
Rated 26 Feb 2024
73
47th
Opinión personal: 7 Actores: 8.5 Guión: 6.5 Fotografía: 8 BSO: 6 Otros:7 Iluminación: FX:9 Director:6 Humor: Vestuario/caracterización: Ritmo:6.5 Total: 73
Rated 15 Sep 2013
98
99th
Possibly best buddy movie ever. Beautiful to look at. True (ish) story). I drove 2 days over appalling roads to visit the exact spot in Bolivia where we tranisition to sepia & music!. 2 True movie stars at their best. A Very 60s inflected Western A Must See!
Rated 16 Nov 2007
50
56th
was sorta nonplussed.
Rated 28 Dec 2007
81
89th
When the movie was first screened for a major audience, director George Roy Hill was worried that the movie was too funny. "They laughed at my tragedy" he said. He then cut some of the lighter scenes, but that still remains the movies biggest flaw. It gets to caught up in Paul Newman clowning around. However, Redford - the real star of this movie - balances him out and at a bigger scale, the movie is still very good.
Rated 13 Jun 2022
75
65th
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Rated 12 Jul 2008
85
85th
Timeless really, if only they'd cut that blasted bike scene out.
Rated 09 Apr 2012
95
97th
Newman and Redford's on screen chemistry and dialogue exchanges really manage to highlight Goldman's already great script that provides us with both laughs and tension throughout the film. There's a couple goofy soundtrack choices and montages that draw it out, but Roy Hill manages to keep the film stylish and very well shot. An iconic ending wraps it all up and solidifies Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid as a classic western that truly deserves the title.
Rated 30 Nov 2011
81
62nd
#388
Rated 01 Oct 2008
4
56th
what frizzy said.
Rated 09 Dec 2008
90
97th
A good way to tell a story. Good acting, good music. A different style that makes watching much more entertaining.
Rated 02 Apr 2016
74
35th
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.... (Dazu haben wir für euch eine Film List mit den besten Western der 60er/70er verfasst. Auf der Empfehlungsseite unserer Videothek cinegeek.de
Rated 01 Aug 2013
77
75th
It's a buddy gangster movie, and as far as entertainment and dialogue goes, it's a good one. It's hard to deny that it looks a bit dated by now, especially in terms of its depiction of the old (and by this movie, old in more than one way) west and the characters in it, and Bacharach's soundtrack was probably written for a much more light-hearted movie.
Rated 20 Oct 2011
95
97th
Newman and Redford, great story, fun overall experience. This would be ordinary movie if two main characters were acted by someone else. These two really razed movie quality to next level. Truly great actors.
Rated 04 May 2009
80
80th
A good western that offers fun. Highly recommended for anyone who likes the genre.
Rated 14 May 2009
87
82nd
Probably the best movie I've seen based on a true story, or right behind Tombstone, which happens to be another western. Really nice example of a good western, recommended for anyone considering getting into the genre but not sure where to start. The ending is an awesome payoff, even if you know how the story ends.
Rated 15 May 2015
72
77th
Probably put it a tier higher than where it should be, but, similarly to The Seventh Seal or The Army of Shadows, the depressing nature of the inescapability of what others call fate and the subsequent stages of only seemingly purposeful flailing arround to eventual existential or absurdist 'fuck it all' alligns with my taste buds too strongly for such a lower score to be given.
Rated 17 Jul 2013
76
34th
We all know Newman and Redford are what make this movie so watchable, there's not even a point in exploring this well-tread ground. As a western, it's pretty light-hearted, which might explain my lighter score, but the script is fun and the cinematography is the work of a master. Perhaps it's a case of Classic Conundrum: you put an appallingly famous film on hold for so long, you might be underwhelmed when you finally see it. I should've watched it years ago.
Rated 12 Oct 2011
90
91st
This is proof that a movie doesn't need to have a good story in order to be great. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid is great entertainment from beginning to end, with beautiful cinematography and amazing performances by Paul Newman and Robert Redford.
Rated 13 Jul 2009
75
45th
It's definitely a fun way to spend a couple of hours, but its lighthearted approach doesn't give much substance to it.
Rated 01 Aug 2009
84
89th
High quality Western that is rightly regarded as one of the genres exemplar pieces.
Rated 29 Mar 2015
76
88th
3.81/5
Rated 18 Dec 2009
87
93rd
Amazing how differently you can experience a film at different times. The first time I saw it I wasn't really impressed. But the second time... very enjoyable movie with great cinematography and excellent and very quotable humor. Also amazing performances from Redford and especially Newman. I really enjoyed the musical parts with Newman on the bike, and the photography part where they go to Bolivia, which provide very original and lighthearted breaks in the film. Great watch!
Rated 07 Jan 2010
80
40th
Follows a similar arc as Bonnie and Clyde, but the end lacks the same amount of oomph. That's probably due to the comic nature of the whole thing. Also, the "Raindrops are Falling on My Head" part was pure cheese, but in a good way.
Rated 04 Nov 2019
80
68th
It's interesting that this flick came out the same year as "The Wild Bunch" and examines the same themes, but couldn't be more different. As a comedic western, this is groundbreaking in the sense that the humour is not broad and jokey, but emerges from the characters and the immense likability of the cast.
Rated 22 Mar 2015
83
86th
A western for those of us who don't like westerns. Newman and Redford are always worth watching together.
Rated 25 Jul 2010
100
84th
Beautiful rise and fall.
Rated 26 Sep 2010
70
52nd
It's a classic, but I cant watch it more than once!!
Rated 27 Oct 2019
80
78th
There's actually a few things I really didn't like about this movie -- the pacing seemed off with the montages and the bicycle scene, and the music never seemed to "match" the action -- and yet the wit (and perhaps twisted wisdom) of these two anti-heroes is really captivating. Hard to believe a good chunk of this story actually happened.
Rated 15 Mar 2017
84
91st
Beautifully shot with wonderful scenery throughout the film. I found the storytelling a bit hasty at times, and felt that a longer running-time would have improved it.
Rated 19 Dec 2010
85
83rd
Probably the most fun you can have with a western within the traditional keeping of the grim inevitability that awaits the outlaw. Newman passes the baton to RR in his first big role. If you don't enjoy this, you're likely a soulless dickhead who's just embittered about losing command of your bowels. Laugh a little. The awesome chemistry would eventually inspire "The Sting." This can either be viewed as an adventure epic, or an extension of Cicero's musings on friendship. You can't go no better
Rated 26 Dec 2010
88
87th
87.625
Rated 15 Jan 2011
75
82nd
A lot of "Who are those guys?" which was fine by me.
Rated 26 Aug 2012
90
91st
çok iyi yazılmış, çok iyi yönetilmiş, çok iyi oynanmış, müzikleri ve finali ile ayrı bi güzel, şahane bir film.
Rated 25 Oct 2012
75
74th
A western that musn't be missed! 2 AMAZING actors in this movie, Reford and Newman made me discover other great 'old' movies :). I really enjoyed the 'guns blazing' ending scene, all the (dark) comedy and the scene where they have to jump into the water and Redford says he cant swim haha. The bike scene was a little strange and I didnt always like the music.
Rated 20 May 2011
100
99th
Paul Newman and Robert Redford are amazing. Actors can only dream of having the same chemistry these two had. It's funny, exciting and riveting as hell. My only complaint was a few weird musical interludes. They aren't terrible they just bring down the film. Go watch this now.
Rated 29 May 2011
78
32nd
It's fun, but The Sting is better.

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