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on January 30, 2015
The Blu-ray version of this classic caper looks great*, but the wonderful Oscar-winning interpretation of Marvin Hamlisch's adaptation of Scott Joplins piano rags were futzed with. For instance, the number over the opening credits, "The Entertainer", had a very specific, old fashion sound in the theatre (on the previous DVD, release, as well)... and here the number is lifted from the soundtrack released on CDs (and back in the day: LPs and cassettes), which had a different sound. Beautiful music, of course, but that special STING sound that I'm certain director George Roy Hill wanted is now missing. This is also evident in "Pineapple Rag", the number we hear when Gondorff's right-hand men (J.J. Singleton, Kid Twist and Eddie Niles) are being gathered by Gondorff via the famous finger brushed aside the nose. The one featurette is fun, but the special features are lacking, here. For example, nobody talks about the beautiful artwork that bookends the film and headlines each "chapter" of the movie. Nor is there any mention of Albert Whitlock's wonderful matte paintings.

*Back to the look of the film on this Blu-ray edition, there is a moment early on when Johnny Hooker is walking with Eerie Kid after visiting Luther. The color of Hooker's suit is incorrect (it looks black when in reality it is rust-colored with stripes). Once Lt. Snyder drives up and attacks Hooker, though, the proper color has returned. I wonder what happened there!
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TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICEon November 23, 2016
The Sting - Small time con man Robert Redford wants to learn how to run the big con so he convinces Paul Newman to get back into the game.

I can't think about a thing that is a down side about this film. The cast is strong, the soundtrack is memorable - I mean, who can't hum the theme song off of the top of their head? The story line is engaging, there is suspense, action, and from time to time you wonder what just happened.

The acting and script are also top notch as are the costuming and sets.

If you enjoy Robert Redford, especially in his younger years then this film is definitely for you. And Paul Newman underplays his role perfectly.

5 stars all the way!
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on May 26, 2007
This movie is a true classic. Everything about it is top notch. The cast is wonderful, the music fantastic, costuming is Edith Head at her best, and the story line just keeps you in your seat. Go to the bathroom before you start the disc, because you won't want to pause till you reach the end and you will want to listen to the music during the credits.

It's pure fantasy, of course. Con men are not white knights using their wits to punish greedy gangsters. They make their livings stealing the life savings of poor widows and selling mixtures of tar and motor oil as blacktop to working people who are just trying to improve their driveways. They charge young couples to take wedding pictures, but don't have any film in their cameras. They are the scum on the social bog and don't deserve anything but long sentences at hard labor.

But- - this movie makes you forget all of that. For a couple of hours, these petty crooks take time out of their dismal lives to get even in the only way they know for the brutal murder of a friend.

Robert Shaw is the ultimate villain. He makes you wish that Robert Redford could really find a way to kill him. He is six shades of mean and seven shades of nasty. He deserves a lot more grief than he gets, but what he gets is delicious.

Every movie lover should get and treasure this disc.
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on March 13, 2017
Newman and Redford played it again in this charming tale of two miscreants who gather a team of players to play a bothersome bad guy out of big bucks. Genuine tension on who or what will happen next all the way to the end of the timeless tale. One of the rare timeless tales that remains fresh and crisp.
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on March 5, 2015
The Sting is on my list of The Top 5 Films of All Time. The screenplay is a masterpiece. It's very tight with no holes at all. The intricacy of the story line is remarkable & very well thought out. The acting by the whole cast is superior, but Redford certainly was the best & deserved the Oscar. How they recreated all those excellent 1930's looking scenes is a question that just blows my mind. The director did a fantastic job, particularly in setting the timing between the characters in those con scenes. There are many con games played out in this film. After all, the film is all about con men. But the biggest con game of all is not on the screen, rather it is the masterful con that this film plays on the unsuspecting viewer. This film, over & over, skillfully makes the viewer think that 1 thing is happening on the screen while it is something else that is happening all together. This was my 1st time seeing this film & I immediately watched it again, this time without being conned by the film. Doesn't matter that this film was made decades ago because it's a timeless masterpiece of Cinematic Art that will still be a very great film 100 years from now. Like the Mona Lisa, The Sting is an example of True Art that exhibits an ageless Beauty. 10 Stars !! 10 Stars !! 10 Stars !!
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on March 20, 2017
Bought for "oldies collection" for my mother. Pleased with item, easy transaction, quickly shipped. Thank you
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on March 2, 2017
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on January 28, 2014
Forget American Hustle. This movie is the ultimate hustle, the ultimate con. Beautifully acted with the lovely Redford and Newman lookin' sharp and kickin' ass for the good guys. You think you know what's going on multiple times in the movie, and then, BAM. Who's been conned now? A classic. You won't be disappointed. Plus, fabulous time period piece with killer costumes, slang, and music. Watch it.
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on March 17, 2017
Great movie!
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on March 8, 2017
Love the movie, Blue Ray copy is perfect!!!
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