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The Grifters [Blu-ray] [1990]

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  • Release Date: 03/03/2015
  • Rating: R
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    Overall Customer Rating:
    100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (16 out of 16)

    Synopsis


    The Grifters
    Director Stephen Frears' tense adaptation of Jim Thompson's novel The Grifters was one of a number of revival film noirs in the first half of the '90s. Updating the setting to contemporary Los Angeles, the film follows a trio of con artists who are intent on out-foxing each other. Roy Dillon (John Cusack) is a simple, two-bit con, whose life is thrown into turmoil when his estranged mother Lilly (Anjelica Huston) returns home in an attempt to evade the law. Lilly doesn't warm to Roy's girlfriend Myra Langtry (Annette Bening), who is too similar to herself. Soon, the two women are competing for Roy in a battle that is more of a power struggle than a pursuit of affection, and the battle quickly turns dangerous. Huston was nominated for an Academy Award for her work. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • John Cusack
      John Cusack - Roy Dillon
    • Anjelica Huston
      Anjelica Huston - Lilly Dillon
    • Annette Bening
      Annette Bening - Myra Langtry
    • Pat Hingle
      Pat Hingle - Bobo Justus
    • J.T. Walsh
      J.T. Walsh - Cole



    Customer rating

    Rating 4.6 out of 5 stars with 16 reviews

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Dark, cynical take on a Jim Thompson classic

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      DWolfe47
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      Based on Jim Thompson's seminal novel, The Grifters is now an appreciated film in the neo-noir genre with great performances all around especially Burton-era Batman series' Commissioner Gordon's Pat Hingle as a mob boss with a morbid thing for oranges. The transfer on the recent Lionsgate Blu-ray (albeit same as the limited release that was put out by Echo Bridge a couple years back so if you have that you technically have the new release) is fairly strong with a nice filmic look and the sound isn't shabby either. The downside of the release though is the lack of special features which were featured on previous releases of the film. All in all though if you still have Miramax's Special Edition DVD from yesteryear then it shouldn't be too much a pain given the price of the new Blu-ray.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Underrated flick, great action

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      JMCOOK
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      I was really pleased when I found out this movie was getting a blu-ray release. While the transfer doesn't look as good as I'd like, at a price point of $5, it's really hard to pass up a purchase. The movie features a great cast, including John Cusack, Angelica Huston, and Annette Benning and its highly recommended for anyone who likes thrillers and John Cusack (which is everyone, right?)

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Best of Stephen Frears

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      1agarrias
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      I had the chance of interviewing Director Stephen Frears and during our conversation he asked me what was my favorite movie of his. I said "The Grifters" he said he was surprised that so many people told him that. I am not surprised. It is a dark portrait without compromises.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Fun and tense

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      Joe1970
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      Multi Oscar nominated thriller from the British director Stephen Frears. Excellent performances by Cusack, Huston and Bening, warp up this tale of a group of con artists, their schemes and their victims. Def a movie to watch for the sheer joy the actors bring to their roles.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      A great, modern noir.

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      holb11
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      Not for everyone but people who love film and can handle a low key, story driven plot with love the actors interacting with each other in this. IT's a look at the life of grifters and how they approach the world. A modern noir with twists and turns.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great movie for my blu ray player

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      Darrell88
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      This movie "The Grafters" is a classic movie which features John Cusack. Am glad to finally see the blu ray in stock with the digital copy. Very fast shipping and highly recommend this movie

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      "Excellent......................................."

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      lovemovies
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      "Well played characters...Great Writing, Acting Make This A Superior 'Noir' Must See It....."

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Great Film

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      Tuck
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      Very stylish and different (from the norm) film. Cusack is as cool as can be here..

      I would recommend this to a friend



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