George Roy Hill
In 1930s Chicago, a young con man seeking revenge for his murdered partner teams up with a master of the big con to win a fortune from a criminal banker.
A superb heist movie, one of the best I've seen. The charisma and harmony between Paul Newman and Robert Redford is very enjoyable and takes this movie to the next level. A thriller that keeps it all tense and suspenseful until the very end with a dramatic conclusion. Truly deserved every Oscar it won.
Favorite Scenes: (Spoiler Alert!)
- “The Hook” scene
- “You're a gutless cheat” scene
- “World's Easiest Five Grand” scene
- Final scene
- Paul Newman (as Henry Gondorff)
- Robert Redford (as Johnny Hooker)
2 hours and 9 minutes
Comedy / Crime / Drama