The Sting IIHD Closed Captioning
Jeremy Paul Kagan
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Get ready for the next Sting! Those incredible con men are at it again and setting their next scheme in motion. The Depression is over and everybody wants an even bigger piece of the action. It's twist after twist as Gondorff (Jackie Gleason), Hooker (Mac Davis) and Veronica (Teri Garr) try to out sting both Doyle Lonnegan (Oliver Reed), the notorious gangster previously stung by this group and now out for revenge and profit, and Macalinski (Karl Malden), a local racketeer. It's the con to outdo all cons, and someone's finally going to get stung… but who?
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 6
- Fresh: 0
- Rotten: 6
- Average Rating: 3.0/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Rotten: Moves slowly, looks terrible and copies the first film shamelessly. Rather than a sequel, it's a retread, with David S. Ward's screenplay supplying hoodlum lingo you could cut with a knife and outlining a set of similar shenanigans.
Rotten: So much of the intricate plot is explained in dialog that the first half of the film often seems like someone reading an instruction book.
Rotten: First time round, if you got bored with the endlessly twisting convolutions of the scam, there were compensations in the fancifully nostalgic settings and the host of quirky minor characters. This time you stay bored.