The Sting (Blu-ray) PG

...all it takes is a little confidence.
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  • Rated: PG
  • Run Time: 2 hours, 9 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Encoding: Region A
  • Released: May 7, 2019
  • Originally Released: 1973
  • Label: Universal Studios

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Major Awards:

Academy Awards 1973 - Best Adapted or Musical Song/Score: Marvin Hamlisch
Academy Awards 1973 - Best Art Direction: Henry Bumstead
Academy Awards 1973 - Best Art Direction - Set Decoration: James Payne
Academy Awards 1973 - Best Costume Design: Edith Head
Academy Awards 1973 - Best Director: George Roy Hill
Academy Awards 1973 - Best Film Editing: William H. Reynolds
Academy Awards 1973 - Best Original Screenplay: David S. Ward
Academy Awards 1973 - Best Picture: Not Applicable

Entertainment Reviews:

Certified Fresh93%

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AUDIENCE SCORE
User Ratings: 61,625
[A] Depression-era caper in which the actors played con men who attempt to relieve Robert Shaw's murderous gangster of half a million bucks via horse-racing scam.
Entertainment Weekly
Jun 1, 2012
Extremely handsome production values and a great supporting cast round out the virtues. Full Review
Variety
Feb 19, 2008
The Sting remains the definitive con artist comedy: as irresistible and ingenious as the scheme that hooks in Doyle. Full Review
Daily Telegraph (UK)
Jan 1, 2015
Rating: 4/4 -- Redford and Newman provide the real sting. Full Review
Three Movie Buffs
Nov 16, 2014
Rating: 3.5/4 -- The Sting adopts the playful, quasi-comedic tone evident throughout much of Butch Cassidy. On the whole, however, this is a more upbeat endeavor. Full Review
ReelViews
Jul 10, 2019
5 stars out of 5 -- [A] masterfully smooth grift that's built on golden-age savvy but never feels like a rose-tinted throwback.
Total Film
Jun 1, 2012
The sting itself is as audacious as it is elaborate, but the real pleasure comes from the chemistry between the two leads, the lovingly created 1930s settings and Marvin Hamlisch's inspired reworking of Scott Joplin's music. Full Review
Radio Times
Feb 12, 2014

Product Description:

Hoping that box-office lighting might strike twice, George Roy Hill again joined forces with Paul Newman and Robert Redford, who star as con men Henry Gondorff and Johnny Hooker in THE STING. In the Chicago of the 1930s, Johnny's partner, Luther (Robert Earl Jones), is fatally wounded by a victim of one of their scams who turns out to be powerful syndicate boss Doyle Lonnegan (Robert Shaw). Eager for revenge, Johnny takes a tip from his dying partner and seeks out mutual friend Gondorff, a consummate master of the long con. Gondorff rouses himself from his alcoholic inertia and agrees to help Johnny take down the despicable Lonnegan, conscripting an army of grifters ready to avenge their friend's death. The labyrinthine plot, which is stuffed with false leads, red herrings, and a double-cross-a-minute, involves a fake bookie joint, a very persistent FBI agent, a bunch of corrupt cops, and one shifty dame. An extremely entertaining film, the Oscar-winning film transcends the genre through the superb acting of the three leads, the keen attention to the re-creation of period detail, and a fiendishly intricate script that cons audiences completely. The wonderful score, which became immensely popular, featured Marvin Hamlisch's orchestral transcriptions of Scott Joplin's piano rags; the film led to a revival of interest in the composer. The film is one of the most entertaining films of the 1970s and lives up to its hype on repeat viewings.

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  • UPC: 191329100738
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