A great movie adapted from a great play, Caine and Olivier are excellent together, and it's just perfect. I highly recommend this movie.
The mystery stage play by Anthony Shaffer was adapted by the author into this stylish film from director Joseph L. Manciewicz. Laurence Olivier stars as Andrew Wyke, a best-selling author of detective... read more
DVD Release Date: January 27, 1998
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December 7, 2010
Having loved British screenwriter Anthony Shaffer's occult thriller "The Wicker Man"(1973), I decided to give this 1972 film of his, a shot.
Based on Shaffer's play of the same name, "Sleuth" opens with Milo Tindle (Michael Caine) trying to find his way through a complex hedge...
April 17, 2009
This psychological thriller deserves more appreciation. It has a brilliant script, beautiful scenery, and two exciting performances by two very talented actors. There?s not a bore or dull moment in plain view which gives Sleuth a near perfected work of art.
A young hai...
November 6, 2008
After a friend told me to see "Sleuth" . i had to see it! Its a good thing i did because this may be one of the greatest films i've ever seen!
In England, the Italian English hairdresser Milo Tindle is invited by the successful writer of detective stories Andrew Wyke to ...
May 3, 2008
Sleuth is brilliantly written, brilliantly acted and brilliantly crafted. It is a stage adaptation of the highest form. The material gets a little samey, which even the movie itself seems to acknowledge toward the end. It's compulsively watchable entertainment, though - dialogue ...
February 11, 2008
A hoot of a film with a completely oddball ending. Rich eccentric Lawrence Olivier invites Michael Caine over for visit to discuss Larry's wife, who Caine is seeing on the side. Larry likes games, and suggests one with Caine. Lots of twists and turns, and just when you think you ...
November 15, 2007
This movie is incredible. 2 Guys, 1 House and a hell of a wild ride.
The acting here is beyond top notch.
November 6, 2007
Joseph L. Mankiewicz's swan song united two gigantic legends in a deadly battle of wit, persuasion and humiliation. a masterful thriller with richness in dialogue, theatricality, and twists, all submerged in the purest, most malicious and delightful black humour.
September 21, 2007
A hugely entertaining adaptation of Anthony Shaffer's witty play. I'm hoping that the remake isn't awful but I'm not really bothered as I'll always have this to return to.
January 9, 2007
A highly thought of whodunnit by everyone, it seems, except me. I thought it was all a bit too melodramatic and silly, but Olivier and Caine are always worth watching.
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