A great film, not a con!
- The Sting review by Pete P
Although it's a little old, The Sting is an excellent film. It's well written, the acting is perfect and the attention to detail with costumes and sets is second to none. Add to that a ripping yarn with a fantastic twist right at the end, and you have a well produced, thoroughly enjoyable film. If you enjoyed Hustle on the TV, you'll love this!
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Seen it all before......
- The Sting review by JD
I spent much of this film knowing what was going on as ive seen it done in countless other films.
Gives the feeling your the one being conned.
It also feels a bit amateur at times.
However the acting is convincing, one that stands out is that Newman guy. His screen presence is matched only by the likes of Wil Smith, Sean Connery or Harrison Ford.
The film itself while we have all seen it all before is an inoffensive affair. There is no pandering, telling us what to think or box ticking. Its just telling an entertaining story. And something else that stands out is this is pure entertainment. There is no misery to shock the audience and the plot never gets bogged down in over complication. It plays out in a positive fashion so as it closes youll feel happy and satisfied with your 2 hours.
Joking aside, when this film started we werent sure about it, but once you get used to its style and settle into the story it really does stand out as a fantastic film.
Is it right, something so old stands up so well today? Should I remember this film and recommend it to my children when i couldnt name a single one of the countless copies its spawned since?
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