…all it takes is a little Confidence.
Set in the 1930s, this intricate comedy caper deals with an ambitious small-time crook (Robert Redford) and veteran con man (Paul Newman) who seek revenge on the vicious crime lord (Robert Shaw) who murdered one of their gang.
Critic reviews of title
“The Sting adopts the playful, quasi-comedic tone evident throughout much of Butch Cassidy. On the whole, however, this is a more upbeat endeavor.”
“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.”
- Radio Times
“Extremely handsome production values and a great supporting cast round out the virtues.”