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The Grifters Review


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I love everything about con games: stories about con games, playing my own petty con games against my wife and friends, and especially movies about con games.

From The Killing to The Sting to House of Games, American cinema is littered with awesome movies about the con. The Grifters is one of the genre's darkest entries, a somber and almost unbearbly tragic tale of a bookie's errand girl, Lily (Anjelica Huston), her estranged, small-time crook of a son, Roy (John Cusack), and his psychotic slut of a con artist girlfriend, Myra (Annette Bening).

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