Sharper (2023) Movie: Risky To Con An Elderly Billionaire?

The “Sharper” movie addresses a simple question – is it risky to con an elderly Billionaire? So, this crime drama tells an intriguing story about con artists and their elaborate fraud.

This film follows an unconventional way of narrating this tale about lies, deceit, cheating, et al. Thus it focuses on the tale of one character at a time and then moves on to the next relevant one in this movie. As the crooks take centre stage in this mysterious thriller, with the expected and unexpected – twists and turns. Mind you, its storylines demand your unwavering attention.


Synopsis of the Sharper (2023) Movie

No one is who they seem in Sharper, a neo-noir thriller of secrets and lies, set amongst New York City’s bedrooms, barrooms and boardrooms. Characters compete for riches and power in a high-stakes game of ambition, greed, lust and jealousy that will keep audiences guessing until the final moment.


A spoiler-free brief review of the Sharper (2023) Movie

A brief about the film

It is a modern con drama set in the world of a Billionaire from Manhattan, New York. This thriller will most likely stimulate your brain cells, as there are quite a few twists and turns.

A couple of reasons to watch it

We shall give a couple of reasons to watch this movie – a con drama. Firstly, we are ardent fans of Julianne Moore, as usual, she is good in this movie too and holds this movie together. Also, we are admirers of Sebastian Stan’s work, although we believe, he could have done better in this crime thriller film.

Its story has a few surprises

Although, it is based on the theme of the con artists, me and my team members were able to guess the central premise as well as some of the critical plots. However, there are quite a few surprises thrown in this film, which makes it a good suspense thriller to watch. If you wish to kill time and want to see a new crime thriller, then go ahead and check it out.

The conclusion

It is a decent crime thriller. And you can certainly watch it if you like an engaging crime drama. Allow us to share one of the dialogues from this movie that we liked.

“We are all human. We are just doing the best we can.”

Madeline (Julianne Moore)

Ratings of the Sharper (2023) Movie

FM’s rating3.25/5
Rotten Tomatoes ratings as of the date70% Tomatometer & 73% Audience Score
Critics Consensus / Rotten Tomatoes ratings Although it never comes close to the classic capers it seeks to emulate, this film is just sleek and clever enough to pass the time.
FM & Rotten Tomatoes ratings – Sharper film.

Poster of the Sharper (2023) Movie

Sharper film – poster.

Key details about the Sharper (2023) Movie

GenreCrime, Drama, Thriller
ReleasedFebruary 2023
DirectorBenjamin Caron
WritersBrian Gatewood and Alessandro Tanaka
Age-restrictionsA (18+) Rated R
CastJulianne Moore, Sebastian Stan, Justice Smith, Briana Middleton, John Lithgow, etc.
About – Sharper film.

Trailer of the Sharper (2023) Movie

Official Trailer – Sharper film | YouTube.

Focus:- Hollywood actress Julianne Moore

Besides winning the prestigious – Oscar, BAFTA, SAG and Emmy awards for her acting performances in movies, Julianne Moore has won more than a hundred awards over the years. Here is a list of some of Julianne Moore’s movies and awards.

MoviesThe Fugitive (1993), Jurassic Park (1993), Nine Months (1995), Assassins (1995), Surviving Picasso (1996), The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997), Boogie Nights (1997), The Big Lebowski (1998), Magnolia (1999), The End of the Affair (1999), Hannibal (2001), The Hours (2002), The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio (2005), I’m Not There (2007), Crazy, Stupid, Love (2011), Game Change (2012), Still Alice (2014), The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 (2014), The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 (2015), Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017), etc.
AwardsGolden Globes, USA – 1994 Winner Special Award – For the ensemble cast – Short Cuts
Primetime Emmy Awards – 2012 Winner Primetime Emmy – Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie – Game Change (She played the role of Sarah Palin)
Walk of Fame – 2013 Winner Star on the Walk of Fame – Motion Picture – On October 3, 2013, at 6250 Hollywood Blvd.
Golden Globes, USA – 2013 Winner Golden Globe – Best Performance by an Actress in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television – Game Change
Screen Actors Guild Awards – 2013 Winner Actor – Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries – Game Change
Cannes Film Festival – 2014 Winner Best Actress – Maps to the Stars
Academy Awards, USA – 2015 Winner Oscar – Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role – Still Alice
BAFTA Awards – 2015 Winner BAFTA Film Award – Best Leading Actress – Still Alice
Golden Globes, USA – 2015 Winner Golden Globe – Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama – Still Alice
Screen Actors Guild Awards – 2015 Winner Actor – Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role – Still Alice
Body of works – actress Julianne Moore.

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We loved Julianne Moore in the Still Alice film. If you like this con-drama movie from the USA, then perhaps check out another con-drama series Kaleidoscope, too.

Featured & Other Images: Sharper film | Apple TV+.


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