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Plot: Milo Tindle and Andrew Wyke have something in common, Andrew's wife. In an attempt to find a way out of this without costing Andrew a fortune in alimony, he suggests Milo pretend to rob his house and let him claim the insurance on the stolen jewelry. The problem is that they don't really like each other and each cannot avoid the zinger on the other. The plot has many shifts in which the advantage shifts between Milo and Andrew. Runtime: 138 mins Release Date: 09 Dec 1972
The beginning and the end of the movie take place on a stage:a mortal feud between two characters,played by two splendid actors ,directed by one of the giant of American cinema.It's hard to speak of the screenplay without spoiling the suspense,the action-packed story,the surprises waiting for you every step of the way.The two belligerents are diametrically opposite:Sir Olivier plays a local squire,full of disdain and smugness,he's wealthy and claims a noble pedigree.Michael Caine is what the French call "nouveau riche",the most despicable breed of man to his proud opponent <more>
:worse,he 's still working,as a posh hair-dresser at that!Both are oozing hatred ,and behind the automatons,we feel the tempers rise .Height of contempt,Olivier disguises Caine as a clown!Anthony Shaffer's tour de force is rendered with gusto and virtuosity.It' s a pity that it was to remain Mankiewicz's last work.
Classic mystery with dynamite performances by Laurence Olivier and Michael Caine (by Camera-Obscura)
A very entertaining "thriller" about a wealthy mystery novelist named Andrew Wyke Olivier , who invites Milo Tindle Caine - working-class owner of a chain of hair salons - to his sixteenth-century mansion to discuss Milo's affair with Wyke's wife. Instead of being angry, he seems to be delighted and proposes an ingenious robbery scheme that will benefit both men. Soon, the two men find themselves locked in an ingenious and devious duel, but who gets the last laugh on whom?With the right ingredients film-making can seem so easy. The cast consists of just two actors, <more>
Laurence Olivier and Michael Caine, but with these heavyweights, it's hard to go wrong. Playwright Anthony Shaffer FRENZY, THE WICKER MAN wrote a brilliantly ingenious script with crackling dialog, and veteran director Joseph L. Mankiewicz A LETTER TO THREE WIVES, ALL ABOUT EVE , who knows all the cinematic tricks and has an uncanny aye for detail, manages to avoid this "play" from becoming static in any way. It was to be his last film, and what a grand way to say goodbye to cinema. A real treat from start to finish. Highly recommended!Camera Obscura --- 10/10
One of the best films of all time......... (by movie_guru91)
I love this film!!! I love everything about it: the performances, the direction, the plot, the script, set design....everything!!!! I am so intrigued by the fact that a two and a half hour film can be kept exciting and thrilling and captivating with just two men in a house talking to each other.Both Olivier and Caine blew me away with their outstanding performances....it was as if they were acting the stage production.I'm a godfather fan but Laurence Olivier should have won the Oscar for Best Actor.5 STARS!!!!!
A brilliantly twisty mystery. (by Mr. Pulse)
My parents saw "Sleuth" on Broadway, during its original run, just a year or so before this film was released. Watching the movie I can see how it would make a good play, but by the same token, it is not a translation that feels slow, or wordy, or unsuited to the screen. The adaptation is excellent, without "opening up" the play too much. If you're a fan of mysteries, you'll be intrigued by the performances and the script. Joseph Mankiewicz's direction isn't terribly flashy, but subtle and well-done.Laurence Olivier stars as Andrew Wyke, a famous mystery <more>
novel writer. Milo Tindle Michael Cane , comes to visit him one weekend; asking for Andrew's wife's hand in marriage. But things aren't as simple as they first appear. Andrew wants something in return from Milo. And then again, maybe he doesn't.The film unfolds slowly and patiently; you almost feel like the film's sentient and realizes how juicy its secrets are, holding on to them for as long as possible. There are numerous twists and surprises in the film; and even if you see one or two coming as I did , don't expect to get it all right until it's over. It's best not to know at all what is going to happen, so I'll leave you with no more clues.I enjoyed nearly every moment after the initial meeting between Milo and Andrew. Once Cane and Olivier really get going in their scenes, the film never looks back. They are exceptional in their performances, and deservedly earned nominations for Best Actor Oscars.So who wins? Does anyone win? Is it a game with a winner at all? Oh just go rent it already!
One of the best thrillers of all time (by The_Void)
Sleuth is, without doubt, one of the finest thrillers ever made. It continually keeps you on the edge of your seat and you never truly know where you are. This is an excellent thing for a thriller to do as it ensures that you will keep watching for that all important next plot development. The plot itself follows a man named Andrew played by Lawrence Olivier who is a big fan of playing games. He invites the man that has run off with his wife; Milo Michael Caine to his house, and while there, he entices him into a plot to steal his wife's jewels so that he can avoid the taxman, and so <more>
that Caine can accommodate his new found girlfriend's overly expensive tastes. To give anything else of the plot away would be running the risk of spoiling what is a fascinating piece of cinema, so I will leave the plot details at that. The plot meanders in a way that is hard to pin down; the film remains ambiguous all the way through; nothing is ever what it seems, and that is what makes Sleuth a cut above many detective mysteries.This movie stars two super-heavyweights of the British movie industry; Lawrence Olivier and Michael Caine. The film requires the two to be on screen for nearly the full duration of the movie, so it is obviously essential that they perform to a high standard; and I can confirm they most certainly do just that. The chemistry between the two is outstanding. The way that the sublime dialogue bounds back and fourth between the two is simply a pleasure to watch; and is more entertaining than a lot of movies that are made simply for entertainment purposes. The two do have a tendency to get a bit dramatic at times, there's is a particular sequence in the cellar that springs to mind immediately on that front; but the over-dramatics add to the atmosphere of the film. The film is very different and over the top in it's style anyway; it plays out almost like a moving detective novel, and the fact that both actors have a tendency to camp it up gives the movie something that it would not have had otherwise. The film is based on a stage play by Anthony Shaffer, and this is evident throughout the movie as it plays out just like a stage play on the big screen. The only film that I can think of that is similar to Sleuth in this way is Alfred Hitchcock's 'Rope'. Joseph L. Mankiewicz, who also made the classic All About Eve, very astutely directs this film. I would even go as far as to say that the direction here is better than it was in All About Eve; Joseph L. Mankiewicz's use of the camera is amazing and you can tell throughout the film that this is an auteur at the absolute top of his game. Overall, Sleuth is one of the best films ever made. It is amazing just how brilliant a film can be with a miniscule cast and a brilliant script, and if only for that fact alone; Sleuth is a film that you need to see.
In England, the Italian English hairdresser Milo Tindle Michael Caine is invited by the successful writer of detective stories Andrew Wyke Laurence Olivier to visit his isolated house. The lower class Milo is the lover of Andrew's wife, who is used to have a comfortable life, and he intends to marry her. Andrew proposes Milo to steal his jewelry simulating a burglary. Milo would make a fortune selling the jewels to an intermediary; and Andrew would be reimbursed by the insurance company and would not pay alimony. However, the whole situation was part of an evil game. When Milo <more>
vanishes, a detective visits Andrew to investigate what really happened that night, when deadly games are disclosed."Sleuth" proves that a great screenplay, an outstanding director, two top-notch actors and four scenarios suffice to make an excellent movie with four nominations to the Oscar. The intelligent and wit theatrical story has amazing lines and twists in a duel of cat and mouse between two icons, and has not aged. My vote is nine.Title Brazil : "Trama Diabólica" "Diabolic Plot"
A wealthy detective novelist invites his wife's lover in his mansion and traps him in his clever mind games as a part of revenge. Laurence Olivier and Michael Caine, both two legendary British actors, put prominent piece of performance in their puzzle-plays. Olivier remains exquisite to toy Caine with his intellect and gamesmanship. His superiority complex and snobbery represent the pitch- perfect image of the then British upper class society. Grandiose Olivier can not accept such defeat from a middle class hairdresser who has snatched his wife. Therefore, he plots Caine to participate in <more>
a battle of games to humiliate him utterly. Olivier is flawless to portray his pompousness and obsession to his predominance. It was actually poor luck for him to miss Oscar that year as he got Marlon Brando, The Godfather 1972 , as his contender. However, Caine also comes ravishing in his ways of treatment in the intellectual warfare. Caine is magnetic to reply to all mockeries and humiliation, made by Olivier, though his acting can not surpass Olivier's superb appearance at length.Anthony Shaffer, one of the mightiest 20th century English playwrights, creates an intriguing screenplay, full of wits and aggressive humors. Both Olivier and Caine seem natural in darting each other with those witty dialogues. The setting provides a perfect theatrical tide throughout the film. Above all, there is no other option valid to admire Joseph Leo Mankiewicz for this mind-blowing charade. He is always grand at his place as a director. Additional hype arouses for Sleuth as it is Mankiewicz's last film. To conclude, this one is an obvious recommendation for all classic mystery fans.
Full of Wits and Plot Twists, Yet Somehow Dated (by jcanettis)
"Sleuth" is a film with a clever and ever-twisting plot. Just as you thought you were following what is happening, Wyke Olivier and Milo Caine are pulling up a new dirty trick. On that ground, and on the ground of the leading actors' great performances and wits, the movie is exemplary. Although it is a minimal-cast, minimal-scenery, theater-type-of-film, it manages to get you through without getting you bored; on the contrary, the constant surprises popping up are keeping you alert all the time.However, after more than 30 years since it was filmed, "Sleuth" <more>
definitely shows its age. It is not the typical signs of the late 60's-early 70's that seem dated now dressing styles, background music, etc. , although they, too, play a role: What seems out of context today is the whole concept of the snobbish British noble, who despises and shows contempt for the young Italian hairdresser who has the hots for his wife. In today's egalitarian society, with the EU blurring differences between Englishmen and Italians, and with nobility being on a decaying path, these cliches seem totally dated.Still, one cannot deny that this is a classic which is very enjoyable to be watched. In brief, 8/10.
Sleuth is similar in plot to Deathtrap: it has a minimal cast and is built on twists in which each character takes turns menacing each other. While it's fun to watch the two Sirs, Laurence Olivier and Michael Caine who also starred in Deathtrap , take on each other wielding their dry British wit, without Deathtrap's camp factor, I didn't care for this movie as much. 8/10