Butch Cassidy and The Sundance Kid still ride on

10 Oct

Butch Cassidy (Paul Newman) and The Sundance Kid (Robert Redford) easily have the all-time coolest names of any outlaw tandems. George Roy Hill directs William Goldman’s Academy Award winning script as an adventurous western that borrows some factual events from the real life outlaws, but for the most part is a film inspired by “true events”.

Newman and Redford give memorable performances and the script provides enough action for audiences to get behind the bandits, even when they flee to Bolivia. The two characters; friendship push the film forward, but the on going tension between them keeps this film interesting. This movie is not one of the best westerns made, but it does haves some endearing qualities that keeps this film in the conversation.

WORD COUNT: 124
Chuck’s Grade: B
Adam’s Grade: B+

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