Sony Pictures Classics | Release Date: October 12, 2007
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frozenpinkyMay 30, 2012
One of those dialog heavy films that, if you enjoy conversation in film the way I do, you'll enjoy. It's not something that demands repeat viewings like a Lynch, Kubrick or Leigh film, but it'll hold your attention just for the fact that youOne of those dialog heavy films that, if you enjoy conversation in film the way I do, you'll enjoy. It's not something that demands repeat viewings like a Lynch, Kubrick or Leigh film, but it'll hold your attention just for the fact that you will want to see what happens next... and how it will end. It's fun to watch Caine and Law try to "one-up" each other, as the film is pretty much a game or contest. It is almost one of those "day-in-the-life" movies (but actually takes place over two separate days). Good acting, great first and second act but, semi-weak third act. Not bad, not great. Expand
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JaredC.Oct 28, 2007
You know, I've never really liked Sleuth first of all, but I saw it because I wanted a change of taste from all those boring action/adventure movies. Well, how do I put it, it wasn't that great. It was harshly too short to be true. You know, I've never really liked Sleuth first of all, but I saw it because I wanted a change of taste from all those boring action/adventure movies. Well, how do I put it, it wasn't that great. It was harshly too short to be true. Like, come on, you probably could have added an extra hour if you wanted to. Just, the film itself isn't to go see in the theatres and be really excited to watch a movie at Cineplex. Well, I'd change your movie to Michael Clayton because Sleuth isn't a film worth seeing. So, just for the heads up, rent it when it comes out. Or, watch it on Shaw when it comes out because trust me, it's not worth renting for 3 bucks. Just watch it when it comes and starts playing on Shaw or Cable. Expand
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[Anonymous]Oct 15, 2007
Flaccid, pointless remake that often feels like a Pinter parody.
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JayH.Feb 27, 2008
It's an interesting twist having Michael Caine in the opposite role he played in the 1972 version, but this film doesn't work nearly as well as that version. I was thoroughly unimpressed with Kenneth Branaugh's direction. It's an interesting twist having Michael Caine in the opposite role he played in the 1972 version, but this film doesn't work nearly as well as that version. I was thoroughly unimpressed with Kenneth Branaugh's direction. It's all show and not enough. Jude law needs to stop remaking films from 30 and 40 years ago. Expand
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