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Summary When small-time cheat Roy Dillon (Cusack) winds up in the hospital following an unsuccessful scam, it sets up a confrontation between his estranged mother Lilly (Huston) and sexy girlfriend Myra (Bening). Both Lilly and Myra are ruthless confidence artists playing the con game in a league far above Roy ... and always looking for their ne...

The Grifters
Metascore Universal Acclaim Based on 18 Critic Reviews
86
User Score Universal Acclaim Based on 72 User Ratings
8.1
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Summary When small-time cheat Roy Dillon (Cusack) winds up in the hospital following an unsuccessful scam, it sets up a confrontation between his estranged mother Lilly (Huston) and sexy girlfriend Myra (Bening). Both Lilly and Myra are ruthless confidence artists playing the con game in a league far above Roy ... and always looking for their ne...

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Metascore
Universal Acclaim Based on 18 Critic Reviews
86
83% Positive
15 Reviews
17% Mixed
3 Reviews
0% Negative
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Metascore
Universal Acclaim Based on 18 Critic Reviews
86
83% Positive
15 Reviews
17% Mixed
3 Reviews
0% Negative
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Universal Acclaim Based on 72 User Ratings
8.1
81% Positive
58 Ratings
8% Mixed
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11% Negative
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User Score
Universal Acclaim Based on 72 User Ratings
8.1
81% Positive
58 Ratings
8% Mixed
6 Ratings
11% Negative
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Production Company Cineplex Odeon Films
Release Date Dec 5, 1990
Duration 1 h 50 m
Rating R
Tagline Who's Conning Who?
Academy Awards, USA
4 Nominations
Golden Globes, USA
1 Nomination
National Society of Film Critics Awards, USA
• 2 Wins & 5 Nominations