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Sleuth

Sleuth
  • 2007
  • US
  • 88 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Kenneth Branagh
  • Written by: Harold Pinter (screenwriter), Anthony Shaffer (original play)
  • Cast: Michael Caine, Jude Law
  • Website: www.sonyclassics.com/sleuth/

Having played opposite Laurence Olivier in the original, Caine now switches roles as the arch tormentor who invites his wife's much younger lover (Law) to his country house for a dangerous game of cat and mouse. Visually dull, and despite some terse dialogue by Harold Pinter, a largely clueless affair. Caine appears to be having fun, but Law's smug, charmless signature act is wearyingly overused.

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Sleuth

15 Nov 20072 stars

Some typically terse Harold Pinter dialogue aside, Kenneth Branagh’s reworking of Anthony Shaffer’s theatrical two-hander is an annoyingly clueless affair. Having played opposite Laurence Olivier in the original, Michael Caine now switches to playing…

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