Sleuth Synopsis
An old British mystery writer (Laurence Olivier) plays a game with his wife's lover (Michael Caine).
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Charlotte Observer

By Lawrence Toppman
A pretty good movie. It just isn't a very good "Sleuth," exactly.
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Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Caine, who has never been much for the stage, is a superb screen actor, so good his master classes on acting for the camera are on DVD....
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Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
It's like "Deathtrap" crossed with "Cribs" as staged by Stanley Kubrick.
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Ray Bennett
Despite top-flight acting from Michael Caine and Jude Law, it loses its grip in the third act and let's the air out of what might have been...
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Chicago Tribune

By Michael Phillips
Caine and Law may not be playing human beings, but Pinter’s sense of humor is at least more interesting than Shaffer’s. Caine in particular...
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USA Today

By Claudia Puig
While the entire premise of Sleuth is a gimmick, having Michael Caine and Jude Law remake the 1972 adaptation of Anthony Shaffer's Tony...
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New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
Even lousy adaptations have worth, if they attract attention to little-seen originals.
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Ruthe Stein
Sleuth"is that rare film that would have been better longer. You're not through looking at Caine and Law when the final credits roll.
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Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
The new version is a shiny piece of hardware that might as well be called "Sleuth 2.0," and it's exactly what you would expect from Pinter:...
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
Art-directed within an inch of its life, Sleuth has the smirky gloss of a project that everyone involved with thinks is terribly good, and...
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Jude Law deserves an Oscar.

By pomspringz
Outstanding performance by Jude Law. Great film!...


By rabtib
a must see!!!!!...

Sleuth is So So

By Lizerne Guiting
If you see this movie without knowing any of its background, chances are, you'll be bored. This was a play adaptation and a remake, and its look and feel make it obvious with one setting and two...

Bad...but even worse!

By hairy_larry
A Woody Allen copy cat except instead of Woody speaking to himself the entire time Jude Law and Michael Caine embelish themselves together. The only mystery about this flick is why it didn't go...

This movie SUCKS... you have been warned

By peekle2
This has to be one of the worst movies I've ever seen - and i've seen some pretty bad ones. It started bad and got worse from there. The one saving grace was that it only lasted 1.5 hours, but that...


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By DavidandJane
After a promising start, it stopped making sense at around the midway mark, and went downhill all the way to the end. Which was disappointing, since we like both of the actors....


By gimmethecar
Sleuth had a slow start but picked up the pace after about a half hour into the film. It was suspenseful, entertaining and unpredictable (for the better part of the film). If the audience says...


By ballack
sleuth is a very clever and inteligent film!!!the first two pieces of the film is so clever and perfect!!!!the 3 piece of the film is not so good but is not bad!!!!if you dont see that film you must...

Leave them to it

By illogical hawk
Fun, but not really interesting. Having never seen the original, watching Michael Caine play the opposite role as he did in the original most likely adds another layer of enjoyment that I wasn't able...

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Rated R | For strong language