Friday, 21 May 2010

(500) Films of Empire - Day 246

32 - Butch Cassidy And The Sundance Kid - 4 stars
A lot lighter and fluffier than your usual Western this film is more like True Grin that True Grit, as pretty boys Newman and Redford use their cinematic charisma to give life to two legends of the West and provide reason why they would have become so famous during their time as outlaws. Newman is the mouth while Redford is the muscle, in the form of the sharpest hand with a gun. He is possibly the most accurate shooter in the history of cinema if the final battle is anything to go by.
There seem to be much debate about the use of Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head in this film but I think it works. Just like it did in Spider-Man 2.
It also ends with one of the best last lines in move history:
"Wait a minute, is LaFors out there?" "No" "Oh good, for a minute there I thought we were in trouble", cue immortal freeze frame.

Days remaining - 119 Films remaining - 146

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