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The Hustler Reviews

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Dan Jardine

A crackling good morality tale

Full Review Source: Cinemania | Original Score: 82/100

September 24, 2013
Eric Melin

So much more than the ups and downs of one pool player--It's shot in a very realistic way and deals with inner conflict and what it means to be a man.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 3.5/4

June 20, 2011

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 5/5

May 28, 2011
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

This is one of Newman's very best films, if not his best, even if it's relentlessly depressing.

Full Review Source: Combustible Celluloid

May 20, 2011
Wesley Lovell
Cinema Sight

A raft of excellent performances buoy a fervent tale of weakness and success.

Full Review Source: Cinema Sight | Original Score: 3.5/4

April 11, 2011
Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

Like a traditional morality play; teens and up.

Full Review Source: Common Sense Media | Original Score: 4/5

December 28, 2010
Emanuel Levy

An extraordinarily accomplished noir drama about pool, with top notch peformance from Paul Newman as the jaded player and exemplary supporting cast headed by Piper Laurie, George C. Scott, and Jackie Gleason.

Full Review Source: EmanuelLevy.Com | Original Score: A

August 4, 2010

TIME Magazine
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Newman is better than usual; Gleason, as the slit-mouthed, beady-eyed Minnesota Fats, darts among the shabby little pool sharks like an improbably agile and natty whale; and Gambler Scott looks as though he could sell hot-air heat to the devil.

Full Review Source: TIME Magazine

August 3, 2008


Director Rossen presses all the right buttons in this classic dark masterpiece, and the atmosphere of the pool halls is brilliantly conveyed by Shufton's black-and-white CinemaScope photography.

Full Review Source: Film4 | Original Score: 4.5/5

August 3, 2008
Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central

Eddie's true modern progeny is There Will Be Blood's Daniel Plainview, drinking bitter milkshakes since 1961.

Full Review Source: Film Freak Central | Original Score: 4/4

May 7, 2008
Kevin Carr
7M Pictures

shows timeless struggle and is a classic in cinema

Full Review Source: 7M Pictures | Original Score: 2.5/5

September 9, 2007
Arthur Ryel-Lindsey
Slant Magazine

This is the purest examination of an athlete's internal struggle ever mounted for the screen.

Full Review Source: Slant Magazine | Original Score: 4/4

June 29, 2007
John A. Nesbit
Old School Reviews

Landmark Paul Newman vehicle--only took the Academy 25 years to recognize the greatness of his original "Fast Eddie" character

| Original Score: 5/5

January 30, 2007
Eric Melin

| Original Score: 4/5

September 29, 2006
Pablo Villaca
Cinema em Cena

Elenco impecável em um filme fascinante e doloroso sobre um personagem em busca da própria integridade.

| Original Score: 5/5

September 11, 2006
Derek Adams
Time Out
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A wonderful hymn to the last true era when men of substance played pool with a vengeance.

Full Review Source: Time Out

June 24, 2006
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

A rich paean to the low-life pool players, dank pool halls and its pool sharks.

Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews | Original Score: A

January 1, 2006
Thomas Delapa
Boulder Weekly

| Original Score: 5/5

January 21, 2005
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews

| Original Score: 4/5

November 19, 2004
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall

| Original Score: 5/5

May 1, 2004
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