It’s been a long time since we’ve seen a really good heist film, either on streaming or in theaters, and A24 hopes Sharper (2023) can fill that void. Functioning as the feature directorial debut of Emmy-winning director Benjamin Caron (Andor), the latest heist film features Julianne Moore, John Lithgow, Justice Smith, Sebastian Stan, and Briana Middleton. Sharper will tell the story of a New York con artist who tries to con the crème de la crème of Manhattan, many of whom are among the world’s wealthiest people.
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Sharper looks set to scratch that mystery-crime itch that is sure to be gnawing after Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery and is guaranteed to be jam-packed with numerous double crosses and various twists and turns. There are several ways to watch Sharper, even though it is a new movie and it is connected to a reputable streaming service. Here’s when and how to watch Sharper so you can see the heist drama with a star-studded cast and one of the best television directors currently at work in a feature film.
What time will Sharper premiere on Apple TV+?
Sharper, a collaboration between A24 and Apple TV+, will be released on Apple’s streaming service. The heist film set in the “Big Apple” will be available to stream on Apple TV+ beginning Friday, February 17, 2023, at 12.01 am PT/ 9. 01 am PT/ 10. 31 pm IST.
Can you watch it for free?
Yes and no. What we mean is that you can watch it for free for a while. But there is a monthly price, like with most streaming services. Plans start at $6.99 per month (up from $4.99) or $69.99 if you opt for the annual plan. However, if you want to try before you buy or are simply interested in one or two movies that you believe you can binge rather quickly, there are a few options. First, you can sign up for their 7-day free trial. The first week is free, and if you don’t like what you find, you can cancel and part ways.
Secondly, if you’re in the market for a new Apple gadget, you can get three months of Apple TV Plus free with your purchase (valid on any iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV, or Mac). Just keep in mind that the promotion must be redeemed within 90 days of purchase. Furthermore, if you haven’t previously signed up for Apple TV Plus, you may try it out for free for one month as part of your Apple One subscription. There are three options to choose from, each with Apple Music, Apple Arcade, and iCloud storage.
What is Sharper about?
According to Apple TV+, the movie’s official synopsis is as follows:
“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.’’
So, we know The Movie is going to be a thriller involving a lot of money. But as we look into some of the smaller details that contribute to the big picture, one thing, or rather, one character, stands out the most. Max appears to be a con artist, and it would be unfair to label him a thief. But in Sharper, he plans to defraud his mother’s billionaire boyfriend. Sharper’s scam will be an ongoing plot with a few subplots that will tie everything together. Max, for example, cannot pull off this heist on his own and will require assistance. Could it be his girlfriend? Sharper also includes several other characters.
Sharper, without a doubt, has a lot of moving parts that will contribute to the story. And as the synopsis suggests, the characters will compete for riches, and it is ultimately a game about ambition, lust, jealousy, and greed. So there may be a character death near the end; we never know, but we can certainly keep guessing until it comes out!