The Sting


(out of 5)

 plays a con man who seeks revenge after his partner is killed by a crime boss. He teams up with older, wiser scam genius  and the two of them set out to take the bad guy for all he’s worth. Despite there having been a million imitations of this film since it was first made, this George Royal Hill gem set in the 1930s still manages to be jam-packed full of treats for all audience members, and the surprises are still fresh. Redford and Newman continue the terrific chemistry they had in Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (also directed by Hill), and the costumes by Edith Head are beautifully colourful. Marvin Hamlisch contributes a marvelous, Joplin-inspired ragtime score.

Zanuck/Brown Productions, Universal Pictures

USA, 1973

Directed by George Roy Hill

Screenplay by 

Cinematography by 

Produced by , ,

Music by

Production Design by

Costume Design by

Film Editing by

Academy Awards 1973

Golden Globe Awards 1973.


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