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: October 24, 1969
DVD Release Date: May 16, 2000
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89%
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92%



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.

Chris Stuckmann
ChrisStuckmann.com

It's a hilarious film with some surprising dark moments...it's a damn good one.

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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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Richard Schickel
LIFE

Busch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid is a perfectly harmless and quite entertaining film.

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John Mahoney
Hollywood Reporter

It is a great film and will be an exceptionally popular and profitable one.

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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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Taylor Baker
Drink in the Movies

Episode 15: The West Was Red

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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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Sarah Brinks
Battleship Pretension

Overall I felt disappointed in the film, I wanted to more engaged then I was.

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Flixster Audience Score: 92% Flixster User Reviews
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 a tongue-in-cheek humor and endless… More
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
Kevin Cookman
Fantastic dialogue, but, wow, this movie is a direct rip-off of Arthur Penn's BONNIE AND CLYDE.
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