Saturday, February 13, 2010

Capsule Review: Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)

Sometimes a strong film doesn’t require a tremendous amount of artistry or visual flair, sometimes it just takes a fun, clever script, and absolutely pitch perfect casting – personified here by the immaculate teaming of Robert Redford and Paul Newman. With a combination like that the rest of the elements, the iconic Burt Bacarach music, Conrad Hall’s cinematography, simply become icing on the cake. Barely aiming for historical accuracy, the story of the bickering train robbers remains the great buddy film of the era, and a milestone of action-comedy.

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