The Sting

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Universal Pictures Released 1973

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Director:
George Roy Hill
Released:
1973
Rating:
PG
The Sting is a heist film that details the complex attempt of two con artists to steal a huge amount of money from a powerful crime boss. The film is divided into seven distinct sections, each noted by a distinct title card. In the first chapter, we are introduced to Johnny Hooker (Robert Redford), a con man who holds a serious grudge against gambler, Doyle Lonnegan (Robert Shaw). In order to gain his revenge against Lonnegan, Hooker enlists the aid of an aging and drunk grifter, Henry Gondorff (Paul Newman). Together, the two men enlist a group of elite con artists to turn the tables on Lonnegan and steal a huge amount of money from him. Throughout a series of ingenious and elaborate cons, Hooker and Gondorff are finally put in a position to pull off the greatest heist of all. But will they succeed before Lonnegan's grim and deadly soldiers catch up with them?

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  • 100

    Chicago Sun-Times Roger Ebert

    The style here is so seductive and witty it's hard to pin down. It's like nothing else I've seen by Hill, and at times, it almost reminds me of Jacques Tati crossed with Robert Alt...

  • 90

    Variety

    The Sting has all the signs of a blockbuster. Paul Newman and Robert Redford are superbly reteamed, this time as a pair of con artists in Chicago of the '30s, out to fleece a bigti...

  • 70

    New York Daily News

    But the look of a movie is not as important as how it feels. The Sting feels like a cold shower. One dashes into it primarily because of its superior cast.

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Classics, Crime