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      Butch and Sundance: The Early Days

      PG Released Jun 15, 1979 1h 51m Western Comedy List
      33% Tomatometer 6 Reviews 52% Audience Score 1,000+ Ratings Prequel to the 1969 western "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid" in which a gang of bank robbers arrive in a small town disguised as preachers. However, their plot is confounded by the presence of a band of Mexican outlaws, and their incompetence at thieving soon shows through. Read More Read Less

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      Variety Staff Variety This prequel doesn't match its progenitor in either casting or style. Feb 23, 2012 Full Review Stephen Farber New West/California The entire movie seems slightly bloodless. Nov 3, 2021 Full Review Bernard Drew Gannett News Service It's all pretty bland stuff. Sep 20, 2019 Full Review Augusto Martínez Torres El Pais (Spain) The main appeal of the movie is the long final scene of the train robbery, where the visual gags are entertaining, appropriate, and well placed. [Full Review in Spanish] Aug 6, 2019 Full Review David Nusair Reel Film Reviews ...there's just no storyline holding the whole thing together. Rated: 1.5/4 May 22, 2011 Full Review Shane Burridge rec.arts.movies.reviews Many quirky spins on familiar standards Jun 28, 2003 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Jennifer F Quiet frankly a really good prequel! The actors were all unknown at the time, audiences were really critical back then, knowing Robert Redford and Paul Newman, but you will recognize many of them now. Having lived in the West for many years, this is a local treasure and an entertaining script, much needed in the today's state of overt 'perfection'. If not for the imperfect individual fortitude of those before us, we wouldn't be here to complain about it. Enjoy! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 08/08/23 Full Review sam f Always enjoyed this look back at these characters, and the cast is great. The first-ever "prequel." Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member If there absolutely positively had to be another Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, without Paul Newman or Robert Redford then this belated follow-up is actually pretty good. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/12/23 Full Review Audience Member Not a bad western, it has good sets, costumes and decent cinematography. It's a bit slow at times but overall it was entertaining. Good leads, well made. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/30/23 Full Review Audience Member Butch and Sundance: The Early Days (1979) My Rating: 6/10 Genre: Western, Comedy Director: Richard Lester MPAA Rating: PG Runtime: 115 minutes Available On: DVD Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/14/23 Full Review Audience Member A prequel to the original film. I thought it was good. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/18/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis Prequel to the 1969 western "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid" in which a gang of bank robbers arrive in a small town disguised as preachers. However, their plot is confounded by the presence of a band of Mexican outlaws, and their incompetence at thieving soon shows through.
      Director
      Richard Lester
      Producer
      Gabriel Katzka, Steven Bach
      Distributor
      20th Century Fox
      Production Co
      Twentieth Century Fox
      Rating
      PG
      Genre
      Western, Comedy
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Jun 15, 1979, Original
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Jun 19, 2020
      Runtime
      1h 51m