The Grifters Movie Information

Movie Information

Overall Rank: 2418

Average Rating: 2.8/4

# of Ratings: 68

Theatrical Release Date: 12/07/1990

Language: English

Genre: Crime, Drama

MPAA Rating: R

Director: Stephen Frears

Actors: Anjelica Huston, John Cusack, Annette Bening, Jan Munroe, Stephen Tobolowsky, Michael Laskin

Plot: The story of three con artists; Roy, a small time grifter; Lily, his mother; and Myra, his girlfriend. As they face divided loyalties and conflicted feelings, a deadly triangle is formed in this gripping noir.

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Rating of
2.5/4

Logan D. McCoy - wrote on 06/19/2019

Most crime capers that I've seen have an engrossing story and interesting characters. Sadly, this one doesn't.

Rating of
2/4

Indyfreak - wrote on 03/07/2019

Based off a Donald Westlake novel, this plodding crime drama ostensibly about different grifters playing the next big con. In reality, it's much more of a sordid family drama about a mother (Huston) and her dysfunctional relationship with her grown son (Cusack)..The crime element is more of a side-plot. Hooray. Oh and there's some creepy incestuous subtext thrown in too. Goody. It's undeniably well made and the acting is pretty good. Angelica Huston especially as this broken, desperate, conniving woman.

Rating of
3.5/4

mitchellyoung - wrote on 01/12/2012

This is a well-acted and slickly-directed crime thriller that also plays with the emotions, as it involves nuanced characters with real loyalties and obsessions.

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