I loved The Grifters when it first came out and considered it one of my favorite movies. I watched it again over the weekend and felt a little disappointed. I remembered it as being more tense and gripping. Also, I think at the time I thought the neo-noir style was cool, but now it felt dated and stilted. Which is not to say that it isn't good, just not as great as I remember. The cast is fantastic and the plot is engaging. The relationship dynamics were a little two dimensional. The ending, however, is pretty amazing.