The Grifters is an american neo-noir crime drama film directed by Stephen Frears, produced by Martin Scorsese, and starring John Cusack, Anjelica Huston and Annette Bening.
The film follows a trio of con artists who are intent on out-foxing each other. Roy Dillon (John Cusack) life is thrown into turmoil when his estranged mother Lilly (Anjelica Huston) returns home in an attempt to evade the law.
The Grifters had its world premiere at the Toronto Festival of Festivals at the Elgin Theater and had a brief Academy Award-qualifying run in New York City and Los Angeles.
'A darkly cynical and uncompromising gem.' Film 4
'Best to savour The Grifters for its handsome design - the picture looks as clean as a Hockney landscape - and its juicy performances.' TIME Magazine
'A slick and stylish neo-noir crime drama featuring three exceptional performances.' BackSeat Mafia
Boston Society of Film Critics Awards Winner BSFC Award for Best Actress
Edgar Allan Poe Awards Winner Edgar Award for Best Motion Picture
Film Independent Spirit Awards Winner of theIndependent Spirit Award for Best Feature and Best Female Lead
London Critics Circle Film Awards Winner ALFS Award Newcomer of the Year
National Board of Review, USA Winner NBR Award for Top Ten Films
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