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The Grifters R

Seduction. Betrayal. Murder. Who’s conning who?
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: R
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 30 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released: March 3, 2015
  • Originally Released: 1990
  • Label: Lions Gate
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 1.85
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo - English

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Entertainment Reviews:

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AUDIENCE SCORE
User Ratings: 10,982
A slick and stylish neo-noir crime drama featuring three exceptional performances. Full Review
Backseat Mafia
Nov 8, 2018
...[Huston's] performance is as devastating as any in film...
Rolling Stone
Nov 29, 1990
...Stunning noir....[Cusack shows] circumspect intelligence... -- Rating: A
Entertainment Weekly
Oct 8, 1999
Rating: 4/5 -- Clever writing and fine cast make this tale of thieves among us fun to watch.
Video-Reviewmaster.com
Mar 22, 2008
Cusack underplays Roy, making him an unbelievable wiseguy, a colorless cipher too akin to the saps he loves to fleece. Full Review
Variety
Oct 18, 2008
Rating: A -- [VIDEO] Although the movie recalls films by the Coen Brothers or the Dahl Brothers, "The Grifters" retains its source material's voice in a thoroughly original way. Here's a neo-noir you can never see too many times. Full Review
ColeSmithey.com
Sep 13, 2011
Rating: 4.5/5 -- The Grifters is so good that one leaves the theater on a spellbound high.
New York Times
May 20, 2003

Product Description:

THE GRIFTERS is an intense character study of a group of people caught up in a world where nobody can be trusted. Stephen Frears presents this cool and brutal adaptation of Jim Thompson's stylish noir novel, which centers on the complex lives of three con artists. Shady Roy Dillon (John Cusack), a low-level Los Angeles con man and petty thief, and Roy's sexy, amoral girlfriend Myra (Annette Bening), a con artist who is down on her luck and willing to do whatever it takes to get back on top of her game; are the focal point of the action. Rounding out the trio is Roy's mother, Lilly (Angelica Huston), a veteran con artist who shares little with Roy other than a bizarre oedipal attraction. The seedy underbelly of LA life is played out in evocative tableaux, as Myra and Lilly compete for Roy's attention until they ultimately drive him away.

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Production Notes:

  • Theatrical release: December 1990.
  • THE GRIFTERS premiered at the Toronto Festival of Festivals in September 1990.
  • Producer Martin Scorsese narrates the short opening of the film.

Product Info

  • UPC: 031398215165
  • Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
  • International Shipping: 1 item

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