MayaDeren_fan’s review published on Letterboxd:
There's a sort of romanticism to Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid that makes it charming and alluring despite its somewhat contradictory content. Comedic undertones with witty and sarcastic banter would make you question if this film underneath is a comedy at heart; but in reality, it's a bonding experience of two men always finding themselves on the run, incidentally pitting everyone against them with their outlaw antics.
George Roy Hill's craft is very refreshing, infusing classical pacing with a multi-tonal atmosphere. He uses natural lighting, lens flares, on-location shooting, and most importantly: zooms! It's really no wonder that Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid won Best Cinematography, some pretty stuff.
And not to mention Paul Newman and Robert Redford are great here. The film moves along seeming like it could on forever. And then the iconic ending comes, almost out of nowhere. From beginning to end, a wonderful little film. That is all.