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Earring72's avatar


Still holds up after all these years. Great fun, acting, story, direction and production design.
5 years 10 months ago
Scratch47's avatar


A delightful work. The plot quietly ties together to produce a feeling of true audience satisfaction by the end.
9 years 4 months ago
aussieflickfan's avatar


What a film...ever wanted to get revenge on someone without them knowing? Imagine having a group of people eager to help you do it - all of them professional con artists. I hope to be watching this till I'm very old.
11 years 1 month ago
Siskoid's avatar


The Sting is the prototypical con movie, a genre I've always loved, but because it was first, watching it today (decades after I'd seen it on TV) gives me a deep feeling of dejà vu. That's because other con stories have taken so much from The Sting. Hell, there's an entire episode of Hustle that's pretty much exactly this, only slightly updated to the 21st century. It's still a tightly constructed puzzle movie, with excellent performances (reuniting Redford and Newman with Butch Cassidy director George Roy Hill, can't go wrong there), one of the most memorable scores in film history, and starting the long tradition of con movies conning the audience. With hindsight, it's lost a little of its, uhm, sting, but that could be said of any mystery/puzzle. Familiarity and expectation dull its surprises, but not its sense of fun.
6 years 4 months ago
fetzu's avatar


Yup, that's how it's done.
9 years 5 months ago
ReVision's avatar


Highly enjoyable movie with a great cast and very likable characters!
8 years 11 months ago
mrjellow's avatar


From its directing to its acting, this movie shines on ALL fronts.
9 years 4 months ago
Forrester's avatar


A great, entertaining movie from beginning to end. It has strong acting, fun characters and a great plot. The music is also great and at times the movie is really suspenseful.
10 years 5 months ago
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Joker of Gotham

One of the best comedy movies of the imdb list and my favorite movie of That list, after back to the future, I like the movies of the Ocean's Eleven but this movie is better, both are different but have the same objective, that is make a big hit, and surprise the audience how the scam is done, both hits were made according to the decade in which the story was, and both show the ability to surprise the viewer of the film. Newman is excellent, and Redford is not far behind, Really great movie
8 years 8 months ago
DisneyStitch's avatar


It uses every ounce of star power and screenplay to excellent effect and with Newman and Redford the movie is in solid hands from start to finish. The chemistry between them is palpable and it all works out to be a prime piece of cinema.
5 years 10 months ago
bmiles76's avatar


Paul Newman and Robert Redford have really good chemistry in movies. Wow just an all round fantastic film.
6 years 8 months ago
SaimonlesS's avatar


One of my top 10 favorites by far.
9 years 5 months ago
devilsadvocado's avatar


One of the best of the New Hollywood era, but not the single best of 1973. In my opinion, that honor goes to Paper Moon. But The Sting is surely one of the best con films of all time.
9 years 11 months ago
ashegrins's avatar


This is certainly one of my all-time favorite movies ever.
10 years 3 months ago
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10 years 9 months ago

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