MotorBar: 1200+ unique in-depth car reviews. Plus travel & destinations, and 1000 DVD and CD reviews. Online for 14 years. Written by experts.
Follow MotorBar on Twitter


the good news

new car

CDs & music videos


travel &

win stuff

top reads

© 2000-2017
All rights

Sleuth What would you do if
  you came face to face
  with your wife’s lover?
  Wealthy author Andrew
  Wyke finds himself in this
  very position — and he
  has a few unpleasant
  tricks up his sleeve...”

IN THIS GRIPPING REMAKE OF THE 1972 classic film Sleuth, wealthy writer Andrew Wyke (Michael Caine, Hannah And Her Sisters, The Cider House Rules) agrees to meet his wife Maggie's lover Milo Tindle (Jude Law, Closer, Cold Mountain) to discuss her demands for a divorce.

But instead of accepting gracefully, Wyke has a counter-proposal of his own: He asks Tindle to break into his hi-tech English manor house to rob him of some valuable jewels, saying that he wants to claim on his insurance. He also says that he has already made arrangements for the supposedly-stolen jewels to bought for a substantial sum in Holland — and that Tindle and Maggie should take them to sell them there, and keep the money.

Nobel Prize-winning Harold Pinter's sharp-witted adaptation of the classic 1972 thriller Sleuth is directed by the critically-acclaimed Kenneth Branagh. Double Oscar-winner Michael Caine joins forces with Jude Law to great effect as Wyke and Tindle — who come together as opponents and become locked in a deadly duel as each plays out a dangerous cat-and-mouse game of intimidation and brinkmanship.

But the game that had begun in an apparently logical way, with Wyke getting Tindle to act out the proposed theft, soon turns nasty. The clever wit becomes wicked and cutthroat as their struggle for one-upmanship escalates out of control — to a climax of humiliation and revenge, and a startling conclusion. But has Wyke met his match with the arrival of the unconventional, arrogant and rather sleazy Detective Inspector Eddie Black from New Scotland Yard…

Superbly written and absorbing, Sleuth showcases the acting talent and chemistry of these two superstars of British cinema.

Paramount Home Entertainment Presents Michael Caine and Jude Law in the gripping remake of the 1972 classic Sleuth, available to buy from 28 April (2008) at an RRP of £19.99. Certificate 15 (UK and Eire) | Sound: Dolby Digital English 5.1 Surround | Screen: Aspect Ratio 2.35:1 | Running Time: 85 minutes.

Special Features

Commentaries with director Kenneth Branagh, Michael Caine and Jude Law | A Game of Cat-and-Mouse behind the scenes of Sleuth | Inspector Black make-up secrets revealed | Sleuth on set.

Sleuth was filmed at Twickenham Studios, Jude Law was one of the producers along with Kenneth Branagh and the Music is by Patrick Doyle.

"Michael Caine is on cracking form as the vengeful, cuckolded husband" — MotorBar