Sleuth (1972)

Sleuth (1972)

Sleuth (1972)

When his wife's lover (Michael Caine) visits his mansion to smooth things over, a mystery novelist (Laurence Olivier) plans something far more elaborate for their meeting in this 1972 game-of-wits thriller. Both Caine and Olivier were nominated for a Leading Role Oscar.

1972Rating: PG138 minsUK, USA
MysteryThriller
Director:
Joseph L. Mankiewicz ('All About Eve', 'Cleopatra', 'A Letter to Three Wives')
Writer:
Anthony Shaffer
Cast:
Laurence OlivierMichael Caine
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Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

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"Sleuth," a totally engrossing entertainment, is funny and scary by turns, and always superbly theatrical. It's the kind of mystery we keep saying they don't make anymore, but sometimes they do, and the British seem to write them better than anyone.

Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

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"Sleuth," a totally engrossing entertainment, is funny and scary by turns, and always superbly theatrical. It's the kind of mystery we keep saying they don't make anymore, but sometimes they do, and the British seem to write them better than anyone.

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