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The Hustler Reviews

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Top Critic
March 21, 2007
The Hustler belongs to that school of screen realism that allows impressive performances but defeats the basic goal of pure entertainment.
July 30, 2002
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
July 11, 2002
The Hustler is one of those films where scenes have such psychic weight that they grow in our memories.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
September 26, 2002
One of the most compelling character-based films to emerge from the decade of the 1960s.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
July 28, 2002
Despite the seedy settings (so evocative that they are almost a character in the story), this is almost a traditional morality play about humility and redemption.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
December 28, 2010
Like a traditional morality play; teens and up.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
June 28, 2002
Strikes that magical balance between a phenomenal cast, a director with a gift for shadow and mood, and a near-perfect screenplay.
Read More | Original Score: 94/100
August 30, 2002
| Original Score: 5/5
January 1, 2000
This picture is so much better than Martin Scorsese's belated sequel The Color of Money that they don't even belong in the same category.
May 20, 2011
This is one of Newman's very best films, if not his best, even if it's relentlessly depressing.
May 30, 2002
A Streetcar Named Desire for the con man.
| Original Score: 4.5/5
September 29, 2006
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
June 20, 2011
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 | Original Score: 3.5/4
June 24, 2006
A wonderful hymn to the last true era when men of substance played pool with a vengeance.
June 29, 2007
This is the purest examination of an athlete's internal struggle ever mounted for the screen.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
September 2, 2003
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
May 1, 2004
| Original Score: 5/5
November 19, 2004
| Original Score: 4/5
January 1, 2006
A rich paean to the low-life pool players, dank pool halls and its pool sharks.
Full Review | Original Score: A
September 11, 2006
Elenco impecável em um filme fascinante e doloroso sobre um personagem em busca da própria integridade.
| Original Score: 5/5
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