Sleuth

Metascore
49

Mixed or average reviews - based on 30 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 30
  2. Negative: 5 out of 30

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Critic Reviews

  1. Art-directed within an inch of its life, Sleuth has the smirky gloss of a project that everyone involved with thinks is terribly good, and terribly clever. These people - Branagh, Pinter, Law and the usually great Caine (even in bad stuff) - are laboring under an epic misconception. Sleuth is just terrible.
  2. Reviewed by: Glenn Kenny
    38
    This is a perhaps even more misbegotten remake than the Farrelly Brothers' update of "The Heartbreak Kid."
  3. 33
    No doubt the list of talent involved in this remake sounded great, but the project hasn't been thought through as anything more than an arch exercise in style. And even in that trifling end, it fails utterly.
  4. The result is that what was once insignificant is now insufferable.
  5. Reviewed by: Richard Corliss
    30
    If you consider what the exalted quartet of Branagh, Pinter, Caine and Law might have done with the project, and what they did to it, Sleuth has to be the worst prestige movie of the year.
User Score
5.4

Mixed or average reviews- based on 26 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 11
  2. Negative: 5 out of 11
  1. JohnnyA.
    Nov 21, 2007
    0
    nothing spectacular, nothing good, a letdown overall, many flaws make a huge difference, once you find ehm' all, at the theatre, the nothing spectacular, nothing good, a letdown overall, many flaws make a huge difference, once you find ehm' all, at the theatre, the popcorn, pop, and direction was all that was fun, this is entertaining, but literally it sucks. Full Review »
  2. MarkC.
    Nov 21, 2007
    0
    A very good original, and a very bad remake, Michael Caine doesn't do anything, a serious bore, way too short and cheesy.
  3. DL.
    Nov 7, 2007
    1
    Rancid. The whole unveiling of the mystery inspector was terribly and unconvincingly rotten. The 1972 version had surprise. This version has Rancid. The whole unveiling of the mystery inspector was terribly and unconvincingly rotten. The 1972 version had surprise. This version has nothing. Disappointed in Branagh, whose film "Dead Again" showed a good cinematic eye. Full Review »