The Sting Reviews
Gondorff (Paul Newman) and Johnny Hooker (Robert Redford) team up to
swindle crime lord Doyle Lonnegan (Robert Shaw), a man who wants Hooker
dead. They assemble a team and hit upon a plan. What follows is complex
and fraught with danger.
Superb - the perfect crime-caper movie. Clever, engaging and entertaining. The sting itself is a
sight to see, so complex and smart you can't stop concentrating for a
Some great sub-plots too. Even when you think they aren't going to go anywhere, ultimately they add a lot to the overall plot.
Paul Newman and Robert Redford are perfectly cast in the lead roles.
They had, four years earlier, teamed up for the excellent Butch Cassidy
and The Sundance Kid and here they reproduce that confidence, swagger
The Sting won the 1974 Best Picture Oscar, plus six other Oscars, including Best Director for George Roy Hill and Best Screenplay for David S Ward.
Fast paced, smart, and a great lead duo makes The Sting a witty and entertaining film.