The Sting details
|Formats:||PG DVD, Blu-ray|
|Starring:||Eileen Brennan, John Quade, Jack Kehoe, Harold Gould, Paul Newman, Charles Dierkop, Sally Kirkland, James Sloyan, Charles Durning, Dana Elcar, Robert Shaw, Ed Bakey, Brad Sullivan, Avon Long, Charles Dierkop /, Ray Walston, Robert Redford|
|Director:||George Roy Hill|
|Collections:||All-time Greats, Best Picture Oscar Winners, Con Movies|
|Run time:||2 hours 4 minutes|
|Rental release:||11 Aug 2003|
|Dubbed:||German, French, Spanish, Italian|
|Subtitles:||Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Swedish|
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A wonderful film, full of invention, twists and turns. A "must-see".By roncoach (370 reviews) from suffolk , 30 Nov 2011
[Highly rated reviewer]The ultimate cinema story of a 'con', made to perfection.
It reunites Butch and Sundance and the 'chemistry' is still equally compelling. They are a major feature in the success of this film, but a lot of other elements are hugely important. To mention just a few: the complex and enthralling plot; the director's expert handling; the supporting performance of the ever-reliable Robert Shaw; the absolute 'feel' for the era in which it is set; and much more.
I was recently writing a review of a Tarantino film and I cannot help thinking how 'The Sting' makes him look the waste of time that I regard him as: he does not have one iota of talent that would allow him to take part in any aspect of an excellent film such as 'The Sting'. There is a scene in 'The Sting' that stands out in my memory more than any of the many excellent scenes: giving no spoilers away, it involves the final outcome regarding the hit man hired to kill the Robert Redford character ----- look out for it.
The plot is so complex that the whole film, if managed by someone else or in a different way, might have been disastrous. Instead, it is a triumph.
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A must see filmBy ashtonroad (1 review) , 25 Sep 2013I too saw the film when it was first released in the seventies. One can see where the writers for the TV series Hustle got their ideas from.
A long, slow haulBy Jim_E (23 reviews) , 23 Sep 2013
[Highly rated reviewer]It's a supposed classic, but it violates Hitchcock's golden rule ('The length of a film should be directly related to the endurance of the human bladder'). Perhaps people had stronger bladders in the 70s? Perhaps mine has weakened since I first saw this as a teenager (very likely), but frankly this is too long and too slow.
The Sting Blu- RayBy filmfan2 (25 reviews) , 20 Dec 2012I first saw this film in 1974, and I've seen it many times over the years. And I still think its a great film,with an excellent cast, photography, music etc. But above all it has a fantastic plot which I needed several viewings to unravel. What a pleasure it is to watch the 'Big Con' take shape as Newman and Redford plan to take Robert Shaw for millions of dollars -- and not get caught cheating him ! The bluray picture is excellent --the film has never looked this good, and the sound is clearer. Also there is a very good retrospective look at this great film with some very interesting interviews with existing cast members. Definitely recommended to anyone who enjoys plot and characters over mindless action,violence and profanity.
One of the best of the best from Hollywood.By Goodtowatch (17 reviews) from Stalybridge , 21 Nov 2012'The Sting' is amongst the list of great movies to come out of Hollywood when the golden era was closing fast. By the end of the 70's, the golden age of Hollywood had all but vanished.
I saw this movie at the cinema when it was first released in the UK. I've recently watched it again via Love Film and it hasn't lost any of its original charm. If you don't know what the sting actually is, you're in for a real treat. If you do, you'll still love this great movie.
It's still great after three viewings!By a customer , 23 Sep 2012This is the third time I've seen this film and it still stans out as one of the greats for me.
Getting Paul Newman and Robert Redford together again after Butch and Sundance to play Henry and Johnny in The Sting was a stroke of genius. Their acting abilities complement each other's so well, it is untrue.
The film was made in 1973 and I think most will know the story of The Sting by now ... or will they? Everytime I've seen it, I seem to get a 'memory refresher' at some point.
Would I recommend The Sting ... definately!