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The Sting Reviews

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Top Critic
Jay Cocks
TIME Magazine
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.
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
March 18, 2008
Overrated, overlong and unconvincing formulaic comedy caper that relies heavily on star power.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Jake Euker
F5 (Wichita, KS)
March 19, 2004
| Original Score: 2/5

TV Guide
December 13, 2006
Vastly overrated.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Christopher Hudson
The Spectator
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.
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Kathleen Carroll
New York Daily News
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
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Chris Petit
Time Out
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.
Patrick Smith
Daily Telegraph (UK)
January 1, 2015
The Sting remains the definitive con artist comedy: as irresistible and ingenious as the scheme that hooks in Doyle.
Elliot Panek
Common Sense Media
January 1, 2011
Smart, stylish caper -- but not for kids.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
August 29, 2002
| Original Score: 4/5
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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
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
September 17, 2004
| Original Score: 5/5
Scott Nash
Three Movie Buffs
November 16, 2014
Redford and Newman provide the real sting.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
John Ferguson
Radio Times
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.
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
James Rocchi
November 7, 2002
Amazingly pure entertainment.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Scott Weinberg
July 25, 2002
| Original Score: 5/5
Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium
September 6, 2002
| Original Score: 5/5
Mark R. Leeper
November 5, 2004
| Original Score: 3/5
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
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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