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The Sting Reviews

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March 24, 2015
It is a sparkling film, an American Borsalino, with sharp, clever dialogue, directed at a fine pace and with a good eye for period detail by George Roy Hill.
February 27, 2015
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
January 1, 2015
The Sting remains the definitive con artist comedy: as irresistible and ingenious as the scheme that hooks in Doyle.
November 16, 2014
Redford and Newman provide the real sting.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
February 12, 2014
The sting itself is as audacious as it is elaborate, but the real pleasure comes from the chemistry between the two leads, the lovingly created 1930s settings and Marvin Hamlisch's inspired reworking of Scott Joplin's music.
March 3, 2013
A perfectly calibrated machine designed to be as entertaining as possible in as many ways as possible.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
February 20, 2013
A masterfully smooth grift that's built on golden-age savvy but never feels like a rose-tinted throwback.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
August 14, 2012
a brilliant piece of moviemaking that is extremely watchable and completely enjoyable, even almost 40 years after it was made
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
June 14, 2012
A great pick for repeat viewings.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
January 1, 2011
Smart, stylish caper -- but not for kids.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
October 1, 2008
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.
March 18, 2008
Overrated, overlong and unconvincing formulaic comedy caper that relies heavily on star power.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
February 19, 2008
The Sting still holds up as a beautifully constructed piece of mainstream entertainment with two stars burning brightly and staying on the right side of smug.
February 19, 2008
Extremely handsome production values and a great supporting cast round out the virtues.
February 15, 2007
The camaraderie between the two principal actors is almost as appealing as it was in Butch Cassidy.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
December 13, 2006
Vastly overrated.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
December 13, 2006
Top-notch entertainment.
December 13, 2006
A sly heist-style caper the joyously relives the Roaring Twenties
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
July 25, 2006
this Depression-era comedy cashes in on the individual charm of Paul Newman and Robert Redford and the strong chemistry between them, also evident in Butch Cassidy and Sundance Kid.
Full Review | Original Score: B
June 24, 2006
The film ends up relying on different chapter headings to explain what's going on, but it's all very professional, with fine attention to period detail.
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