Thursday, December 04, 2008

Cool Hand Luke

After recently watching Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid and The Verdict, SHR and I decided to get this film from Netflix. She hadn't ever seen the whole thing and I don't recall seeing it since I first watched it with my dad sometime in the 80's.

I liked it as much as I remembered. SHR was a bit disappointed. I also talked to Mitch about this film recently and he isn't the biggest fan either.

Yes, it is a bit slow and yes it feels a bit dated, but Newman is great. As is George Kennedy. I also had forgotten that Harry Dean Stanton was in this. The eggs scene is as funny as I remembered and the classic "What we have here is a failure to communicate" stills packs a punch. The warden is awesome as is the evil overseer with the sunglasses.

Plus, I think I'm just a sucker for prison movies.

Just don't ever forget that the Man will get you in the end. People were so darn cynical in the late 60's.

Directed by Stuart Rosenberg

1 comment:

msdee said...

is is possible we agree on this movie? Wow!