Review: Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)

A tale of fast draws, posse chase, bank and train robberies and wild rides across the country alongwith exchange of witty remarks and a love affair, all these make this movie a classic.

This movie is one of the best westerns I’ve seen. If you are a fan of duo performances, you are in for a treat; performances delivered by Paul Newman and Robert Redford are amazing, their chemistry matches and their banter is well balanced between comic and witt.

Butch (Newman) leads the wall in the whole gang, including Sundance (Robert), named after their hideout,this outfit robs banks and trains,but with law solidating in the west, they find it harder to continue their activities. Finally tired of their attacks, a posse is formed to hunt them down and the duo is forced to flee….imgbutch cassidy and the sundance kid3

Butch has a flair of his own, a light hearted, fast talker and brains of the operation. Saundance is the perfect gunslinger with a fast draw and acts as muscle. Exchanges between these two are funny and full of quips. “Raindrops keep falling on my head” song for this movie won the oscar for best original song,so you know what is quality of music in this movie. Same is the case for cinematography and directing.Script writer William Goldman originally meant this to be a novel,but later decided to make a movie based on his story, this is the reason for it’s well crafted dialogues and that’s why tone of this story is serious and yet so funny.

I’ll give no more details, you have to watch this movie yourself to see what all this hype is about…

IMDB Rating: 8.1
Top 250 movies #172


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