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The Hustler Reviews

Chris Cabin
Slant Magazine
June 7, 2011
This hardboiled, emotionally potent Cinemascope sonata of addiction and self-defeatism makes for one of the strongest Blu-ray releases Fox is likely to produce this year.
Andrea Tuccillo
The Cinema Source
October 18, 2008
| Original Score: A+
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Entertainment Weekly
October 6, 2007
Full Review | Original Score: A
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk
July 7, 2007
a quintessential character study that mixes psychology and social realism to create something that, in 1961, was distinctly modern
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Arthur Ryel-Lindsey
Slant Magazine
June 29, 2007
The Hustler reaffirms your faith in the movies.
DVD Clinic
June 27, 2007
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
June 20, 2007
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Sean Axmaker
June 18, 2007
The film rarely leaves the shadowy world of smoky poolroom caves - it seems to be lit by the spill of overhead pool-table lights and bar lamps...
Peter Brown
iF Magazine
June 12, 2007
The digital cut is awesome as well with little print damage and most of it cleaned up to make a beautiful version that is a must buy if you haven't already added it to your collection.
| Original Score: 7/10
Scott Weinberg
Apollo Guide
June 8, 2007
Fox Home Video treats this movie like the classic it truly is with two excellent DVD packages.
| Original Score: 94/100
Casimir Harlow
September 23, 2006
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10

Empire Magazine
September 23, 2006
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
James Plath
August 14, 2004
If painter Edward Hopper made a movie, it would have looked like this: scene after scene of stylized loneliness. Nighthawks hustling pool, love, and moments of recovery.
| Original Score: 7/10
David Annandale
January 24, 2004
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
September 9, 2002
| Original Score: 5/7
August 20, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
July 28, 2002
| Original Score: 3/4