The Sting
The Sting (1973)

Four years after setting box offices ablaze in Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, Paul Newman, Robert Redford, and director George Roy Hill re-teamed with similar success for The Sting. Redford plays Depression-era confidence trickster… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: December 1, 1973
DVD Release Date: September 6, 2005
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Critic Score: 94% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Paul Newman, Robert Redford, and director George Roy Hill prove that charm, humor, and a few slick twists can add up to a great film.

James Berardinelli

The Sting adopts the playful, quasi-comedic tone evident throughout much of Butch Cassidy. On the whole, however, this is a more upbeat endeavor.

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Jay Cocks
TIME Magazine

Newman and Redford pass a few facial expressions between them and try to cool each other out. If there ever was much of a script, it can be said to have gone to waste.

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Mike Massie
Gone With The Twins

Instantly notable and easily identifiable is Scott Joplin's unforgettable ragtime music, accompanying the physical excitement right alongside the calmer romantic moments.

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Kathleen Carroll
New York Daily News

As for Newman and Redford, they have developed a form of instant communication. Words are not as important as they way they look at each other. Call it as snow job or call it acting, it is very pleasing to watch.

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A.D. Murphy

Extremely handsome production values and a great supporting cast round out the virtues.

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John Hofsess
Maclean's Magazine

The Sting is so funny, so charming and diverting, it's one of the few films I've ever seen that could be offered to the public with a money-back guarantee of pleasure.

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Patrick Smith
Daily Telegraph (UK)

The Sting remains the definitive con artist comedy: as irresistible and ingenious as the scheme that hooks in Doyle.

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Don Druker
Chicago Reader

Top-notch entertainment.

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John Simon
Esquire Magazine

[The Sting] works endearingly without a single serious hitch.

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Flixster Audience Score: 95% Flixster User Reviews
Kevin M. Williams
All con movies hide an essential secret: that the audiences are the real marks, the targets of the con. George Roy Hill's popular outing is no… More
Alex roy
The Sting is a well crafted caper film with a great cast of talented actors under the direction of George Roy Hill and the result is an exciting and… More
Carlos Magalh„es
Paul Newman and Robert Redford shine together in this brilliant and hugely amusing caper film that offers us, among many notable qualities, a marvelous… More
Chris Weber
A few years after the great Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, Paul Newman and Robert Redford reteamed with director George Roy Hill for this- an intricately… More
Mister Caple
Four years after setting box-office records with "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid",actors Paul Newman and Robert Redford and director George Roy… More
Jim Careter
A very good Oscar winner and and a classic