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Release Date: October 12th, 2007

DVD Release Date: March 11th, 2008

R|1 hr 28 min

Plot Summary
Andrew Wyke (Michael Caine) is a highly successful mystery writer living in a beautiful and technologically advanced mansion in England. Milo Tindle (Jude Law) is an unsuccessful actor with decidedly less to show for his professional exploits. The lives of these two men cross paths when Andrew's wife leaves him for the younger Milo. Hoping to carry out a cleverly constructed revenge plot, Andrew invites Milo to his estate, where elaborate mind games ensue.

Cast: Michael Caine, Jude Law, Harold Pinter, Carmel O'Sullivan, Kenneth Branagh

Director: Kenneth Branagh

Genres: Thriller

Production Co: Timnick Films

Distributors: Sony Pictures Classics

Ratings & Reviews

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  • 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. show more

  • Art-directed within an inch of its life, Sleuth has the smirky gloss of a project that everyone involved with thinks is terribly good, and terribly clever. These people - Branagh, Pinter, Law and the usually great Caine (even in bad stuff) - are laboring under an epic misconception. Sleuth is just terrible. show more

  • Despite top-flight acting from Michael Caine and Jude Law, it loses its grip in the third act and let's the air out of what might have been a memorably gripping film. show more

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