Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|The Legend of Butch and Sundance|
Actors: David Rogers, Rachelle Lefevre
Genres: Action & Adventure, Westerns
A BLAZING ACTION-ADVENTURE THAT FOLLOWS THE EARLY ADVENTURES OF TWO OF THE MOST FAMOUS OUTLAWS IN THE HISTORY OF THE AMERICAN WEST.
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Fun--but strictly bargain bin
DSR | Florida | 03/14/2008
(3 out of 5 stars)
"The Newman/Redford classic is my favorite film, and this doesn't compare--but I doubt its producers intended anyone to try. It would be more reasonable to compare this to "Alias Smith and Jones," the 1971-73 TV series inspired by "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid."
Everything about this 89-minute film, made in 2003, suggests it was a television pilot for a series that didn't sell. (The PG-13 rating is a mystery given that there's no nudity, no cursing, and less violence than you'd see in a typical episode of "Law and Order.") The film establishes the relationship between a young Cassidy, Sundance, and their mutual love interest, Etta, and sets the scene for their continuing adventures as likeable outlaws pursued by a Pinkerton-agent nemesis. Historically accurate? Certainly not. But neither was the 1969 film. And no, the acting isn't Oscar- or even Emmy-worthy, but the leads are attractive and appealing--especially Ryan Browning, who plays the Sundance Kid.
If you lower your expectations from classic Western to lighthearted TV movie, you'll probably enjoy this little film and perhaps even regret that the series never materialized. But rent it as I did or wait until you spot it in a $3 or $5 bargain bin. It's definitely not worth the current $19.99 price.
Enjoyable Film Despite Some Issues
Seth Bowers | Knoxville, TN | 02/26/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Although this movie may not be entirely Historically Accurate, it is an enjoyable movie. It is a "Popcorn Movie" that should be watched as entertainment and not as a historical documentary. The acting suffers at times, and the sets could be better, but for it to not be a Major Movie Budget film it does quite well and holds together. The ending does leave you wondering a bit and yearning for more, but overall, definately worth watching. Fun Movie."
This must be a disney western!!
Scott L. Mitchell | 03/07/2008
(1 out of 5 stars)
"This was absolutely horrible. I love westerns and rent every one that ever comes out but this was the worst I can remember in a long time sitting through. The acting sucked(I have never seen so many cowboys grinning), and the plots were ridiculous. After destroying a railroad car in a botched robbery attempt, the Pinkertons think they are dead and the duo next show up in a Mexican town protecting the citizens from 'banditos'. Probably would reccomend for the under 13 age group."
Historically incurrect and poor ending
David L. Feldman | Drexel Hill, PA | 02/26/2008
(3 out of 5 stars)
"A few problems here: The movie ended at an awkward place making you want to know more. Overall, interesting but not quite accurate. For any film makers out there - read "Butch Cassidy - A Biography" by Richard Patterson. Make a movie based on this book."