The Butch Cassidy gang, Redford and Newman and director George Roy Hill, regroups for a Mission: Impossible-like caper (you can never be sure that even the snafus aren't part of the fake-out scheme), set in the urban 1930s. Re-creation of the period is pretty thorough in terms of interior decoration and clothing styles, but in terms of cinematic style it is done absent-mindedly, a dash here, a pinch there. The movie's main concern, though, is that you like the stars and pray for them to come through unscathed. Newman by now presumes you like him or no longer cares, while Redford keeps on pushing, pushing. With Robert Shaw. 1973.

1.0 stars

— Duncan Shepherd

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