Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)
(PG) 110 mins

What happens when you put two of the most charming actors in the history of Hollywood on the screen at the same time (Robert Redford and Paul Newman)? You get one of the most entertaining films ever made. I’m not saying it’s one of the best films ever made, or even close to it. What I am saying is that it’s among the most fun to watch. Newman and Redford make an excellent on screen team, and (among most of the cast) are hilarious in pretty much every scene. The film succeeds in doing this not by following a linear plot, but by doing several different scenes revolving around the lives of the two title characters (most of which happens to be true). We go from a knife fight over leadership of the gang in the Midwest, to a shootout with a Bolivian army. But the plot isn’t what matters about this film; what matters is watching Newman and Redford in the many different situations they find themselves in. “Morons. I’ve got morons on my team.” “‘I can’t swim!’ ‘Why you crazy. The fall will probably kill ya.’” “‘Jeesh, all Bolivia can’t look like this.’ ‘How do you know? This could be the garden spot of the whole country. People may travel hundreds of miles just to get to this spot where we're standing now.’”


Oscar Awards
Best Original Screenplay
Best Song (Burt Bacharach - Raindrops Keep Fallin' on my Head)
Best Original Score
Achievement in Cinematography

Oscar Nominations
Best Picture
Best Director (George Roy Hill)
Achievement in Sound