Hustle & Flow Reviews

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November 1, 2007
Howard redeems this lumpy fantasy. Soft-spoken and mysterious, he presides over the movie with a dangerous, feline grace.
February 27, 2007
July 25, 2005
It's kind of a conventional story, but it's told in such a unique way and the locations in Memphis all feel very authentic.
July 22, 2005
Hustle & Flow suspends you in its spell of mood, of feeling, of climate. It's a pop picture that finds its richness in peeling down to the essentials of good storytelling.
July 22, 2005
Watching as a pimp, a pothead and a pregnant hooker play and sing in a makeshift bedroom recording studio, and becoming increasingly caught up in their determination and hope, it's impossible not to think that this is a part of the American Dream, too.
July 22, 2005
Every now and then, Brewer pulls off a near-miracle with his flinty characters: He lets us, for a moment, slip into their lives -- and sing their song.
January 16, 2011
September 24, 2010
Of all the exuberantly built-up beats, Taraji P. Henson's beautifully shocked and elated response to unexpectedly forming the nucleus of "It's Hard Out Here for a Pimp" gives "Hustle" its soul and won that song an Oscar.
September 5, 2009
For an alleged indie hit, the film is nothing if not shrewd about audience-hooking and sensory-manipulation
July 16, 2008
This movie about a philosophical pimp is for adults only.
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