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8.4

Universal acclaim- based on 58 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 55 out of 58
  2. Negative: 2 out of 58
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  1. MattL
    May 9, 2009
    10
    How can a movie get any better than this. From the one liners, the chemistry between Newman & Redford, the score. I rate all movies based off this movie. This is a masterpiece.
  2. RayaD.
    Jun 10, 2007
    10
    Love this movie! In-depth yet jovial and vivacious. This rustic film brings out all kinds of emotions.
  3. ShogoL
    Nov 8, 2007
    10
    An amazing film. Very unconventional Western , but it is without a doubt, still, a Western. And one of the best I've ever seen. The characters are what really sell this movie the most, Newman and Redford play their roles so well that without them I wonder if the movie would work at all. It's too bad that so many of the "film experts" seemed to entirely miss the point of the An amazing film. Very unconventional Western , but it is without a doubt, still, a Western. And one of the best I've ever seen. The characters are what really sell this movie the most, Newman and Redford play their roles so well that without them I wonder if the movie would work at all. It's too bad that so many of the "film experts" seemed to entirely miss the point of the movie-but the audiences love it, and the film is regarded by many to be among the greatest Western films made-for a good reason. I don't want to start rambling on and on about how amazing it is, so I'll stop-you go see it yourself, and nothing else will need to be said. Great stuff. Expand
  4. Aug 19, 2010
    9
    Infamous Wild West robbers, do one too many robberies, authorities come after them, move to Bolivia, same again.
    A fantastic "buddy" film making two legendary criminals very like-able. Paul Newman is the charming schemer whilst Robert Redford the pretty but deadly one. Superb chemistry between the actors make this fun & of course the ending is moving & iconic.
    Not the grittiest of Westerns
    Infamous Wild West robbers, do one too many robberies, authorities come after them, move to Bolivia, same again.
    A fantastic "buddy" film making two legendary criminals very like-able. Paul Newman is the charming schemer whilst Robert Redford the pretty but deadly one. Superb chemistry between the actors make this fun & of course the ending is moving & iconic.
    Not the grittiest of Westerns but a really entertaining watch.
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  5. Apr 29, 2013
    9
    The plot with the slow pace and elegant design the best thing in the movie, the main characters, who are perfectly played by Redford and Newman,, conveying to the viewer a relationship of equilibrium and friendship between them
  6. Feb 16, 2015
    10
    A film that has rightly become a classic. An anti-western with the heroes on the run for most of the film, it broke the mould in how westerns were being made. Great performances from Newman, Redford and Ross, beautifully shot and told, "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid" is great viewing again and again and again.
  7. May 15, 2015
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. one of my early favorite western's with that a sweet taste like a plain mexican dish, George Roy Hill's violent western with Paul Newman and Robert Redford as the infamous gunslingers who become the one of the last outlaws of the west to be hunted down in the early 20th century, is tense in climatic as the dashing train robbers are chased out of the desert plateau of railroads and saloons and brothels by a new unstoppable force of law and order to the moist terrains of Bolivia were there final act for redemption is about to take place

    Conrad L. Hall's cinematography was well executed within transforming from silent sepia format to color with sound as this western astounds you it rivals Bonnie and Clyde with more ways than one featuring my favorite oscar winning song "Raindrops"
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Metascore
58

Mixed or average reviews - based on 8 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 8
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 8
  3. Negative: 2 out of 8
  1. 30
    George Roy Hill's 1969 film moves with steady, stupid grace from oozy sentimentality to nihilistic violence.
  2. 63
    This good movie is buried beneath millions of dollars that were spent on "production values" that wreck the show.
  3. Reviewed by: Bob McCabe
    100
    Note-perfect performances, a screenplay steeped in both nostalgia and a timely sense of insight, and anti-heroes you can't help but love.