Sleuth Movie Review

It's not often that you see 2-hour dramas with only two real characters in them. Sleuth is a great example of how you can take the barest of essentials -- two great actors, one great script, one great set -- and make magic happen. A young Michael Caine matches wits with Laurence Olivier over jewels, a girl, and life & death in what turns out to be a very convoluted plot of cat, mouse, dog, tadpole, and cheese... who has the upper hand on whom? You'll have to wait until the final scene. Highly recommended.

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Director : Joseph L. Mankiewicz

Producer :


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This is truly a masterful movie that twists and turn. It gives a wonderful vision of some of the truly interesting lifestyles of the past. It is playful and quite incredible. The mansion in which it was filmed is a marvelous place full of antique automated musical toys and dolls. It was fun from a collectors standpoint to see them all. Would love to spend hours there. I highly recommend this film for an evening of entertainment. Don't forget to pour the champagne and bring out the caviar.

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Sleuth Rating

" Excellent "

Rating: PG, 1972

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