IMDB Top 250 Challenge – Movie #8 – Butch Cassidy And The Sundance Kid

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Butch Cassidy And The Sundance Kid (1969) – IMDB Rank #148

Watched 26/1/13

I have to admit that I didn’t give this movie the full attention that I should have – I had lots of laundry to do so I was kind of watching it while doing housework. So bear that in mind while I say a little about it…

Westerns are not my thing so I figured, out of the many Westerns in the top 250 (ugh!), this one would be an easy one to start with. You know, not quite SO “Western-y”. 😉

As I expected, Paul Newman & Robert Redford are great and they’re what made the movie (obviously). With other actors, it probably wouldn’t quite be the classic that it is – the characters are much better than the movie itself. Paul Newman’s character was so charming and likeable. I of course never mind looking at those gorgeous blue eyes but I was also pleasantly surprised at just how sexy Robert Redford’s character was too. Hello Cowboys! Both of them were sexy – Newman in that loveable charming way and Redford in a manly mysterious way. Oh yeaaaah. Hmm. This review is turning horny….

Got a little sidetracked there! Where was I? I think the whole movie has dated pretty well other than maybe the “Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head” bicycle scene. That’s very, I dunno, “1969” quirky. It’s sweet though and Paul Newman was adorable in that scene. However, he’s still at his hottest in Cool Hand Luke.

I’m starting to think I really suck at movie reviews…! 😉

My Rating: 7/10

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11 thoughts on “IMDB Top 250 Challenge – Movie #8 – Butch Cassidy And The Sundance Kid

    • I didn’t quite want to say that scene was “cheesy” as the movie is a classic & all but it WAS a little cheesy. Think it may have been a bit better with different music – that song makes the scene even cheesier and dates the movie. I realise it’s meant to be all lighthearted & fun at that point in the movie, though.

      • It is a nice lighthearted scene but it doesn’t really seem to fit and goes on way too long, and yeah the song just brings you out of the time period.

  1. Just re-watched this the other day while also trying to finish up some house chores. It had probably been at least ten years since I had seen the film. It was enjoyable and watching Redford and Newman interact was fun. However, this film was missing the more visceral elements I enjoy in most of my favorite Westerns.

    • Hmm. Think it’s the only Western I’ve ever watched! Looks like I’ll be watching quite a few if I’m serious about watching the whole IMDB top 250. :-/ Not crazy about that but must admit that I’m curious as to why The Good, The Bad & The Ugly is sooo high on the list.

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