Hustle & Flow Reviews

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.
July 22, 2005
Unlikely as this may sound, Hustle & Flow -- about a low-down Memphis pimp who wants to be a rapper -- is the feel-good movie of the summer.
July 22, 2005
What makes the picture sail past its flaws is its earnest understanding of the desperation that drives people to regain control of their lives -- and the profound courage required to attempt it.
July 22, 2005
Of course it manipulates us; most movies do. But it does so with such sincere, funky confidence that I loved just about every minute of it.
July 22, 2005
Hustle & Flow has a heart that beats as loudly as the bass line on one of DJay's tracks.