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The Grifters

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Director [[Performer~P90460~Stephen Frears~stephenfrears]]' tense adaptation of [[Performer~P154754~Jim Thompson~jonthompson]]'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 ([[Performer~P16329~John Cusack~johncusack]]) is a simple, two-bit con, whose life is thrown into turmoil when his estranged mother Lilly...more

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5.0

86 out of 100 Metascore®

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