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The Sting (1973) Movie Information

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The Sting (1973)
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Overall Rank:

152

Avg. Rating:

3.20/4

# of Ratings:

415

Genres:

Comedy, Crime

Rating:

PG

Language:

English

Theater Date:

12/25/1973

Director:

George Roy Hill

Actors:

Paul Newman
Robert Redford
Robert Shaw
Charles Durning
Ray Walston
Eileen Brennan

 

 

 

 

Plot Outline:

A man seeks revenge on his murdered partner while he joins forces with a con man to pull off the ultimate sting.

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Gabe 06/13/2016 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of
3/4 

A really well-done caper film. The way they took a convoluted story into a story that people could follow was well-done. Newman and Redford are really good together, you can see their chemistry on-screen.

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Yojimbo 10/29/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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3/4 

Butch and Sundance are reunited as 1920s conmen in a witty and inventive scam movie full of great character actors and a clever twisting plot. Only the irritatingly over conspicuous ragtime soundtrack grates.

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4/4 

Great actors, clever humor and a stylish 20's setting, makes for one fun caper. I thoroughly enjoyed this film.

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  cinegeek.de
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08/17/2016 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Trickbetrüger

Our Daily Free Stream: George Roy Hill - The Sting. Das Wort "stylish" wird gern überstrapaziert, doch in diesem Falle triffts: The Sting ist einer der "stylischsten" Filme seiner Zeit. Baujahr 1973 muss man dazufügen: Weit über seine Zeit hinaus! Unter der Regie von George Roy Hill finden hier (erneut) Paul Newman und Robert Redford zusammen - eines der besten Buddy Teams der Geschichte! Beide verkörpern Betrüger, die sich ein besonders reiches Opfer (Robert Shaw) vorgenommen haben. Ihre Methode ist dabei derart komplex, dass sie den Rahmen einer Kurzbeschreibung sprengen würde. Erfreulich, dass Hill dabei stets die Zügel fest in der Hand hält und ein Skript, auf das er sich verlassen kann. Umwege gibts keine! The Sting spielt in Chicago um 1930 - und eines der Qualit...

 

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  JLFM
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04/08/2013 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Easy, Forgettable Fun

The Sting is an ideal example of a fun, forgettable comedy. It's reasonably entertaining, it's pretty clever, and it's well acted. It's no masterpiece, and the twists and characters may feel overused now, but The Sting is still a decent way to spend 2 hours.

Master con man, Johnny Hooker seeks revenge and reward to scam Doyle Lonnegan, a gang leader who killed Hooker's long time crime partner. Hooker gets the help of Henry Gondorff and others to make this elaborate scheme work.

The plot may be paper thin, but The Sting manages to stretch itself to a rather unreasonable 2 hours. Certainly a sub-plot or two could've been removed and shaved off at least half an hour. Despite the length, The Sting is (mostly) entertaining from beginning to end.

Production values are high. Cinematogra...

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3/4 

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  Daniel Corleone
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08/24/2011 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

The Sting review

The film involves a small time grifter John Hooker (Robert Redford), an experienced con artist Henry Gondorff (Paul Newman) and a shrewd mob boss Doyle Lonnegan (Robert Shaw). Excellent scrip-writing and pacing of the story telling. Character development was well executed and has wonderful performances from the supporting cast. The 2 leads provided solid acting as well. Countless twists and action with drama was evident. Memorable lines: FBI Agent Polk - "Try not to live up to all my expectations." Hooker - "You were right, Henry. It's not enough... But it's close." Its aura doesn't seem dated and the humor coupled with the delightful score, art direction, costumes and camera direction brought life to this caper flick. The Sting truly deserves its place as one of the best pictures...

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4/4 

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