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The Sting II Reviews

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Super Reviewer
October 11, 2008
Here's a movie that has no right to work, but somehow it does. Jackie Gleason and Mac Davis play the characters made famous by Paul Newman and Robert Redford...and yet, they don't. While their characters share the same last names, and obviously are meant to be the same characters, they all have different first names. I'm not sure what the intention was, but there you have it. When one of their old con gang is murdered by a mobster (same movitation from the first movie), they reuinte their gang to take him for everything he's worth. They are aided and hampered by the mobster they took for $500,000 years before. The individual performances by the two leads are fine enough, but they have none of the natural chemistry shared by Newman and Redford. Oliver Reed takes over for Robert Shaw as the Chicago banker they originally ripped off, and he has a certain fun with his role as the mystery manipulator of many of the characters. Karl Malden is the new mark, and he gives a good performance as the unknowing target of the con men's plan. Teri Garr is wooden as a 2x4 as Davis' love interest, and the lone woman in the con gang. Many people see this as blasphemy to the original, but while it is not even close to being in the same league as the first film, it's still an enjoyable con game, with its own share of twists and turns. Most of them predictable, but there are a couple of "didn't see that coming" moments. An interseting little distraction, and not nearly the cinematic afterbirth its been made out to be.
September 12, 2008
Picks up several years later where the last movie ended. I thought the story was better but I wasn't as happy with the filming. All the acting was better then the first.
½ February 12, 2008
Can't wait for Casablanca II.
December 31, 2007
it was okay, i guess. not nearly as good as the original.
November 8, 2007
who needs a sequel to this?
November 5, 2007
Pretty good as far as sequels go. Mac Davis was terrific as is Gleason, Malden and Garr. Watch both together to understand part 2 completely.
½ November 3, 2007
You would think this wouldn't work out, without especially Redford and Newman, but it is actually a great movie.
½ July 26, 2007
No need sequel, which has enough going on to be worth watching, however it would have had more credibility if a totally different cast hadn't have played the same characters as the first film.
July 17, 2007
It was not as good as the first, but it still had the twist in it, plus had a very well put together cast.
½ July 17, 2007
Pointless sequel, and is not a continuation of the original Oscar winner, but rather another story about con artists. The great cast is wasted. Even with good production values, it's still isn't worth it.
May 9, 2007
this was a good sequal
March 27, 2007
If Jackie Gleason is in it, then I will endeavor to find this film, his Smokey And the Bandit films were hilarious.
February 5, 2007
Not as good as the first, but entertaining none the less
½ February 2, 2007
Did not need a sequel
½ December 10, 2006
Weak movie. VERY WEAK
March 1, 2006
loved the first one, didnt even know there was a second
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