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The Sting Reviews

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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+
March 19, 2004
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
December 13, 2006
Vastly overrated.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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
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.
January 1, 2015
The Sting remains the definitive con artist comedy: as irresistible and ingenious as the scheme that hooks in Doyle.
January 1, 2011
Smart, stylish caper -- but not for kids.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
August 29, 2002
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
October 23, 2004
The movie has a nice, light-fingered style to it.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
September 17, 2004
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
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.
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
November 7, 2002
Amazingly pure entertainment.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
July 25, 2002
| Original Score: 5/5
September 6, 2002
| Original Score: 5/5
November 5, 2004
| Original Score: 3/5
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
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