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Academy Award®-winning actress, Anjelica Huston (Best Supporting Actress, Prizzi's Honor), John Cusack (Martian Child) and Annette Bening (American Beauty) star in this acclaimed hit, directed by Stephen Frears (The Queen), where seduction and betrayal could lead to murder! When small-time cheat Roy Dillon (Cusack) winds up in the hospital following an unsuccessful scam, it sets up a confrontation between his estranged mother Lilly (Huston) and sexy girlfriend Myra (Bening). Both Lilly and Myra are ruthless confidence artists playing the con game in a league far above Roy...and always looking for their next victim! The question soon becomes who's conning who as Roy finds himself caught in a complicated web of passion and mistrust!
Movie Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes
- Reviews Counted: 39
- Fresh: 35
- Rotten: 4
- Average Rating: 7.9/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Fresh: The Grifters is so good that one leaves the theater on a spellbound high.
Fresh: Best to savor The Grifters for its handsome design -- the picture looks as clean as a Hockney landscape -- and its juicy performances.
Fresh: It seduces you into believing it's merely a cheeky trifle, and then, when you least expect it, lowers the boom.
Fresh: This is one human board game that's absorbing to watch.