What’s not to like? Redford? Good. Newman? Good. Movie? Gooood. (please imagine the previous phrase as if said by Joey from F.R.I.E.N.D.S., like this)
Butch Cassidy and the Sundace Kid is pretty much a classic western, you got the cowboys trying to make some money and not get killed. I personally don’t like westerns, but I absolutely adore this movie, because it does what it sets out to do and does it well.
This movie pretty much has everything. You got Redford, the classic pretty boy, whose all quiet and strong, and amazing with a gun. While today that might not be such a great characteristic, in the Old West it’s pretty impressive. The only problem I had with Redford was the moustache, seriously this man is more beautiful than most women, why cover it up?
That’s one serious caterpillar on his face.
But it’s okay because you have Newman, who not only makes wonderful movies and looks amazing, but also makes salad dressing! What more can you really ask for? And then those eyes, they are actually ridiculous.
I don’t think that color is found anywhere else in nature.
And then it was written by William Goldman, honestly what more can you ask for? The man who penned “my name is Inigo Montoya” writing a movie with some of the most attractive men ever, and writing the movie well. It has all the classic western elements, but it’s so funny, so clever. Damn you Goldman, you’re good.
Even the love interest was interesting. I mean sure she was with Redford, and clearly had a thing for his best bro Newman, but can you blame her? Actually good for her! But you do kinda feel bad when Newman has to spend an entire montage being an awkward third wheel as Redford and his lady love couple.
Though I am not a big fan of westerns, I freakin love this movie and the whole Redford-Newman bromance. It’s like Affleck and Damon, if they rode horses and wore chaps.
Rating: 5 out of 5 amazingly blue Newman eyes