Rent The Sting (1973)

4.0 of 5 from 263 ratings
2h 4min
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Synopsis:
Set in the 1930's this intricate comedy caper deals with an ambitious small time crook (Robert Redford) and a veteran con man (Paul Newman) who seeks revenge on the vicious crime lord (Robert Shaw) who murdered one of their gang. How this group of charlatans puts "the sting" on their enemy makes for the greatest double-crosses in movie history, complete with an amazing surprise finish.
Actors:
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Directors:
Producers:
Tony Bill, Michael Phillips, Julia Phillips
Writers:
David S. Ward
Others:
William Reynolds, David S. Ward, James Payne, Henry Bumstead, Edith Head, Marvin Hamlish, Robert Surtees, Ronald K. Pierce, Robert Bertrand, Marvin Hamlisch
Studio:
Universal Pictures
Genres:
Classics, Comedy, Drama, Thrillers
Awards:

1974 Oscar Best Picture

1974 Oscar Best Costume Design

1974 Oscar Best Director

1974 Oscar Best Editing

1974 Oscar Best Art Direction

1974 Oscar Best Original Screen Play

1974 Oscar Best Music Original Song Score or Adaptation Score

BBFC:
Release Date:
29/05/2000
Run Time:
124 minutes
Languages:
English Dolby Digital 1.0 Mono, French Dolby Digital 1.0 Mono, German Dolby Digital 1.0 Mono, Italian Dolby Digital 1.0 Mono, Spanish Dolby Digital 1.0 Mono
Subtitles:
Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Swedish
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.85:1
Colour:
Colour
BBFC:
Release Date:
10/09/2012
Run Time:
129 minutes
Languages:
English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1, French DTS 2.0 Mono, German DTS 2.0 Mono, Italian DTS 2.0 Mono, Japanese DTS 5.1, Spanish DTS 2.0 Mono
Subtitles:
Cantonese, Danish, Dutch, English Hard of Hearing, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Icelandic, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Norwegian, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.85:1
Colour:
Colour
BLU-RAY Regions:
B
Bonus:
  • The Art Of The Sting - 3-part documentary on the creation of the film featuring interviews with Robert Redford, Paul Newman and many more
  • 100 Years Of Universal: Restoring The Classics - An in-depth look at the intricate process of preserving the studio's film legacy
  • 100 Years Of Universal: The '70s - A look at Universal^ iconic movies and filmmakers during this dynamic decade
  • 100 Years Of Universal: The Lot - A behind-the-scenes look at the movie magic created on the famous Universal Studios lot
  • Theatrical Trailer
BBFC:
Release Date:
17/05/2021
Run Time:
129 minutes
Languages:
Brazilian Portuguese DTS 2.0 Mono, Czech DTS 5.1, English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1, French DTS 2.0 Mono, Hungarian DTS 5.1, Latin American Spanish DTS 5.1, Polish Voice Over DTS 5.1, Russian DTS 2.0 Mono
Subtitles:
Brazilian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English Hard of Hearing, Finnish, French, Greek, Hindi, Hungarian, Latin American Spanish, Norwegian, Polish, Russian, Swedish
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.85:1
Colour:
Colour
BLU-RAY Regions:
B
Bonus:
  • The Art Of The Sting: 3-Part Documentary on The Creation of The Film Featuring Interviews With Robert Redford, Paul Newman and Many More 100 Years of Universal: Restoring The Classics 100 Years of Universal: The '70s
  • 100 Years of Universal: The Lot

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Reviews (2) of The Sting

A great film, not a con! - The Sting review by Pete P

Spoiler Alert
23/10/2007

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!

1 out of 1 members found this review helpful.

Seen it all before...... - The Sting review by JD

Spoiler Alert
06/09/2021

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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