Salient. Victoria University Student Newspaper. [Volume 39, Number 2. 11th March 1976]
Thursday March 11th — The Sting
Thursday March 11th
A follow-on from Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid with Paul Newman and Robert Reford, set, however, in Chicago in 1936.
The film is 'so richly detailed and so muted in tone that one almost forgets the film is in colour - and who can possible imagine Al Capone's Chicago other than in terms of black and white." - Sight and Sound.
It involves a con using more twists than a rock-python as the cons are conned. The audience is taken in by the procedings as much as anyone as well.
The plot is incredibly absorbing. From scene to scene it never fails to leave the audience amazed as if bemused by a magician.
George Roy Hill.