The Untouchables vs. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

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on 12/15/2010

Untouchables is great, but this is an easy win for Butch Cassidy

on 10/3/2011

Damn! I love both of these! It's gotta be "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid," though. It's perfect.

on 10/3/2011

Wow....VERY tough call here. Can't go against the greatest buddy movie ever...despite the ridiculous "Raindrops" sequence...

on 10/4/2011

I thought The Untouchables was merely "okay". Meanwhile, I quite enjoyed Butch Cassidy. Easy win.

on 10/4/2011

And the winners are: Butch and Sundance. They stroll this one.

on 10/4/2011

Wow, really? Butch Cassidy isn't really that good. It's okayish, but way too much time is spent on nothingness. The shootouts and kills weren't even stylish.

on 10/4/2011

Yeah, I agree about Butch Cassidy. Unremarkable in most every way. I keep hearing that it's the best "Buddy Movie", but I'm not sure what that's supposed to mean. Are Buddy Movies considered the pinnacle of film-making? The Untouchables is much more entertaining, and it's probably not the best of any genre.

on 11/18/2012

I'll join Cleckley and KingofPain on the "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid ain't that good" bandwagon. I just find the whole movie...shrug-worthy. The Untouchables has its share of flaws but, on the whole, it's a very solid crime drama. Eliot Ness wins.

on 3/26/2014

Man, The Untouchables is melodrama at its melodrama-iest. Well, alright, I guess it isn't, but you can't deny there's some unnecessarily cheesy melodrama going on in that movie. It's still a fun movie, I just don't think it's a great film. Unlike these three non-believers above me, I actually kind of loved Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. It's a not-really-stylish buddy film where nothing really happens, but it works, damn it. The story takes a backseat and instead the film focuses more on the chemistry between the awesome Robert Redford and the even more awesome Paul Newman. And the film is also surprisingly very funny, which is also thanks to George Roy Hill's direction. I guess it's sort of the Big Lebowski of Westerns; not a whole lot happens and the characters aren't exceptionally well written, but the actors, the director and the screenwriter somehow still make the movie very engaging to watch.