The Sting
The Sting (1973)

Four years after setting box offices ablaze in Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, Paul Newman, Robert Redford, and director George Roy Hill re-teamed with similar success for The Sting. Redford plays Depression-era confidence trickster… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: December 1, 1973
DVD Release Date: September 6, 2005
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Critic Score: 93% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Paul Newman, Robert Redford, and director George Roy Hill prove that charm, humor, and a few slick twists can add up to a great film.

Kathleen Carroll
New York Daily News

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.

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Don Druker
Chicago Reader

Top-notch entertainment.

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Christopher Hudson
The Spectator

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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Jay Cocks
TIME Magazine

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.

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Chris Petit
Time Out

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.

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Patrick Smith
Daily Telegraph (UK)

The Sting remains the definitive con artist comedy: as irresistible and ingenious as the scheme that hooks in Doyle.

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A.D. Murphy

Extremely handsome production values and a great supporting cast round out the virtues.

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Vincent Canby
New York Times

The film is so good-natured, so obviously aware of everything it's up to, even its own picturesque frauds, that I opt to go along with it.

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Scott Nash
Three Movie Buffs

Redford and Newman provide the real sting.

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Flixster Audience Score: 95% Flixster User Reviews
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Paul Newman and Robert Redford shine together in this brilliant and hugely amusing caper film that offers us, among many notable qualities, a marvelous… More
Chris Weber
A few years after the great Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, Paul Newman and Robert Redford reteamed with director George Roy Hill for this- an intricately… More
Mister Caple
Four years after setting box-office records with "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid",actors Paul Newman and Robert Redford and director George Roy… More
Jim Careter
A very good Oscar winner and and a classic
Alex roy
The Sting is a well crafted caper film with a great cast of talented actors under the direction of George Roy Hill and the result is an exciting and… More
Kase Vollebregt
The Sting sets an important template for future heist films, one full of surprises, twists, great acting, and a fine script. Unlike the modern Ocean films, The… More