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The Sting 1973
PG

  • George Roy Hill
  • December 25, 1973
  • 129 mins
  • English
  • Comedy, Crime, Drama
...all it takes is a little Confidence.
Set in the 1930's this intricate caper deals with an ambitious small-time crook and a veteran con man who seek revenge on a vicious crime lord who murdered one of their gang.

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So I did a podcast reviewing this movie a while back. It was the first time I saw it then, and now on a second viewing I'm happy to report that it is still an awesome film. This is one of those movies that is great entertainment for just about everyone out there I think. We get a twisty plot to figure out as it unfolds, a jerk bad guy to root against, a character upgrade (both internally and in style), and of course two great lead actors to be immediately drawn to.

Honestly, I don't want to speak to much about it so people can just enjoy how it presents itself from the get go. The only thing you need to know is to go out and watch it.

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A magical plot, dead on art direction, brilliant supporting roles, and the guiding hand of Redford/Newman chemistry make this one of the Hollywood's great films. "The Sting" is a hallmark of the "Golden Age" of American film, and has molded not only countless films, but numerous genres, few of which have met the challenge of its master.

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One of the most iconic sound tracks of any movie ever.

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