The Sting - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

The Sting Reviews

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
November 17, 2005
Still fairly entertaining, though its tricky twists have been co-opted by many subsequent films, and there's no getting around the fact that [it's] way too long.
Christopher Null
September 10, 2005
It's one of cinema's most beloved heist movies, and for good reason.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
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Vincent Canby
New York Times
May 9, 2005
The film is so good-natured, so obviously aware of everything it's up to, even its own picturesque frauds, that I opt to go along with it.
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
October 23, 2004
The movie has a nice, light-fingered style to it.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Luke Y. Thompson
New Times
May 22, 2004
Often imitated, very seldom approximated.
| Original Score: 5/5
Jake Euker
F5 (Wichita, KS)
March 19, 2004
| Original Score: 2/5
Fred Topel
July 14, 2003
Do I need to say anything? One of the greatest heist/con movies ever.
| Original Score: 5/5
Michael Szymanski
June 2, 2003
Robert Redford and Paul Newman prove once again they're a winning team on screen, as the young buck who's looking for guidance, and the handsome wisened sot who's willing to help out.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle
March 10, 2003
If only Scott Joplin were around to collect the royalties.
Bob Bloom
Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)
December 19, 2002
A wonderful caper film that the first-time out has you guessing what comes next. Unfortunately, it does not hold up on repeated viewings with all the surprises gone.
| Original Score: 4/5
Brad Laidman
Film Threat
December 8, 2002
These con men are fascinating guys.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
James Rocchi
November 7, 2002
Amazingly pure entertainment.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Widgett Walls
September 23, 2002
This film is so slick it's practically frictionless.
| Original Score: 5/5

Boxoffice Magazine
June 5, 2002
In all, it's one of the year's funniest.
Matt Ford
April 17, 2001
Way before Guy Ritchie's polished bad boy style and hugely complicated plot twists pulled in the punters, The Sting pioneered the genre.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Will Lawrence
Empire Magazine
January 1, 2000
Magnificent, timeless stuff.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
January 1, 2000
This is just about as perfect as movies come.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
Susan Granger
March 9, 2007
| Original Score: 5/5
Cole Smithey
November 14, 2005
| Original Score: 4/5
Chuck O'Leary
Fantastica Daily
October 6, 2005
| Original Score: 5/5
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