One of the two best westerns ever made, the other one being The Wild Bunch.
Enjoyed it at the movies when it was first released. That enjoyment has not waned over the years. It was a 'hit' then and is still regarded as such.
Definitely one that will appeal more to the guys than the girls. Both Newman and Redford give typically great performances, but the whole thing just moves a little too slowly, is overly long, and the abrupt ending kind of leaves you thinking, ‘And what was the point of all that exactly?’
Coming back to see it again after many years was fantastic. This is timeless classic and one of the best westerns ever. Different enough from Clint Eastwood movies to set it apart and far removed from the silly cowboy and indian type story.
Not a typical Western, yet perhaps the greatest Western of all time. An intense drama with a fascinating story covering two continents, romance, humour, excitement and the two male leads, played by Paul Newman and Robert Redford, with a presence and a rapport which is totally absorbing. For some, that wonderful scene of Paul Newman riding a bicycle with Katharine Ross sitting on the handlebars to the soundtrack of the Burt Bacharach song, 'Raindrops Keep Falling', is ever etched in their memories.
Memoies memories. It's still a good movie
The sound quality is very poor on this DVD. That makes following the movie a bit harder. The scenes are also very dark. The story is entertaining, but slow. Its a good movie once you have struggled through the early stages of it. The story was a bit strange in places, but given it was based on a true story, it can't be blamed.
top movie, i enjoyed heaps, it had everything in it, good actors, good story which captured true events which i love,
in my top 20 list.
Much better than you would expect from a 'Western' some really experimental montages and film techniques. Worthy of its critical acclaim.
A wonderful movie that has dated only a little. For those with a bent towards political subtext - can also be read as the death of American innocence following the arrival of modernity, leading inexorably into the disastrous foreign policy of the 20th century. Funny jokes too.
enjoyed this one...second watch...FIRST WHEN i WAS MUCH YOUNGER....had not seen paul newman on screen for sometime...forgot what a good actor he was....ENJOYED IT...SO WILL YOU
I saw this movie many years ago and enjoyed just as much the second time arounding. The combination of Redford and Newman has been pretty unmatched throughtout time. Great natural performers with a delightful comradery and bantering between the two.
Sergio Leone hasn't got anything to worry about. What has the song 'raindrops keep falling on my head' got to do with riding a pushbike on a sunny day? Maybe they wanted to get Mungo Jerry's pushbike song for that scene instead- Down, up pedals, down, up, down... but Mungo wanted more than the ten bucks they were offering for the song rights.
Would have been more fulfilling to see Sundance getting his head blown off for cheating at the card game, and Butch's head torn off by the big gang member that gets his beans mashed courtesy of Butch's boot.
In short, you don't care one way or another whether they live or die.
It's worth revisiting this classic. Very entertaining and quite a different sort of western.