The Sting (1973)
Floor manager's rating: 5/10
A small but enthusiastic audience and the same was true for our discussion group. We appreciated Paul Newman and Robert Redford, of course, how could you not? Most of us were revisiting the film after a long time and weren’t disappointed.
We talked about the theme and how it was really about loyalty and justice. We reflected on why the film makes us on the side of con men, however lovable they were and the difference with scammers nowadays.
Although the film was set in the 1930s, there was a certain 1970s vibe with some of the clothing and signage. There was positive representation of black people, but combined with the use of the ‘n-word’ which wouldn’t be acceptable now.
The twists and turns of the plot were enjoyed, particularly the last scene. Our discussion leader was hoping for just one more twist at the end!