Released Year: 2007
Runtime: 89 minutes
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Directors: Kenneth Branagh
Writers: Harold Pinter, Anthony Shaffer
Casts: Michael Caine, Jude Law, Harold Pinter, Carmel O'Sullivan
IMDB: Sleuth (2007) - IMDB
IMDB Rating: 6.3
Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 5.1
Chicago Sun-Times -
Caine, who has never been much for the stage, is a superb screen actor, so good his master classes on acting for the camera are on DVD. Here, dry and clipped, biting and savage, he goes for the kill.
Entertainment Weekly -
It's like "Deathtrap" crossed with "Cribs" as staged by Stanley Kubrick.
USA Today -
While the entire premise of Sleuth is a gimmick, having Michael Caine and Jude Law remake the 1972 adaptation of Anthony Shaffer's Tony Award-winning play heightens the gimmick quotient.
New York Post -
Just when things should be getting exciting and complex, they become repetitive and predictable. Subtext becomes hint becomes statement becomes declaration. For once, Pinter is a little too easy to understand.
Two extremely clever British men are in a game of trickery and deceit. Andrew Wyke, an aging famous author who lives alone in a high-tech mansion, after his wife Maggie has left him for a younger man; and Milo Tindle, an aspiring actor, equipped with charm and wit, who demonstrates both qualities once again. When Wyke invites Tindle to his mansion, Tindle seeks to convince the former into letting his wife go by signing the divorce paper. However, Wyke seems far more interested in playing mind games with his wife's new lover, and lures him into a series of actions he thoroughly planned in seeking revenge on his unfaithful spouse.