Butch Cassidy and The Sundance Kid- Iconic Review

Another film relatively unknown to the mass public, but extremely iconic in the cinema world. Butch Cassidy and The Sundance Kid follows the adventures of the two infamous outlaws. The pair are being hunted by a team of lawmen and do anything they can to escape.

Talk about a film that is carried by its characters. It came out in 1969, and had an all star cast for the times. Paul Newman portrays Butch Cassidy and Robert Redford becomes the true star of the film as the ever-annoyed Sundance Kid. Both characters have gone down in film history, and for good reason. They are funny, likable, and delightful to watch on the big screen. Their chemistry is obvious and their constant one-liners are reminiscent of a modern superhero film. The film is chock full of quotable moments (“Who are these guy?” “This is a hell of a time to tell me that”) and nearly every joke lands.  Admittedly, the plot is very vague. Often,the film feels like a series of TV-Shows you binge watched.  And the action that is presented is old and much slower than if it were done today. However, I still think that this is a great action film and an even better comedy. I’d recommend it to anyone who loves superhero films or comedies about two really good friends. Heck, this film even kind of serves as a spectacular road trip comedy. I definitely enjoy it, and hopefully you will too.


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