Hustlers Reviews

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December 11, 2019
Wu is supposed to be the moral center, but there's a disconnect in her acting that doesn't quite hit the spot.
October 9, 2019
The hard-boiled exchanges between the women have a genuine exuberance, recalling Hollywood movies of the 1930s where showgirls trade wisecracks backstage.
September 27, 2019
As good as Lopez and her onscreen accomplice Constance Wu are, they can't act what isn't in the script; other than a dedicated work ethic, we're never given access to their thoughts.
Top Critic
September 16, 2019
J-Lo is the only reason to see it.
September 16, 2019
It's meant as a compliment when strong females are called ballsy, but it would be truer to say that J-Lo's extraordinary creation is vagina-y.
September 13, 2019
This is a deeply feminist film, one where men are given less screen time than the cameoing Cardi B and Lizzo.
Top Critic
September 13, 2019
An immediate entrant into the pantheon of female friendship movies, Hustlers-a pretty much perfect film-makes plain the hollowness of so many other iterations of girl power in studio projects. You can feel its heart beat.
September 13, 2019
Scafaria's film is always a blast to watch, resulting in a surprising level of emotional depth.
September 13, 2019
The film is at its best when it's about the bond between the women, but it's a theme that doesn't hit home until far too late.
September 13, 2019
"Hustlers" doesn't dig as deep into the particulars of its maneuvering as it could, but it leaves its mark as a forceful piece of girl power. Don't hate the players when the game's this much fun.
September 13, 2019
Yet, while it's superficially entertaining, this true-life tale of the lap dancers who drugged their clients and maxed out their credit cards is, like visiting a strip club, ultimately a bit depressing.
September 13, 2019
There's something delicious about the way Hustlers delivers on its promise of glitz, sex, and raunchiness while delving far enough beneath the surface to subvert the genre.
September 12, 2019
The figurative runaway limo these women are riding in is headed for a crash. But oh, the ride is glorious!
September 12, 2019
Jennifer Lopez does her best work in years, but it's Constance Wu who anchors the story with a grounded and natural performance.
September 12, 2019
Hustlers, it must be said, is hustle incarnate.
September 12, 2019
This is girlie "Goodfellas," and it's an energizing instant crime classic, a shot of adrenaline cloaked in cocoa butter.
September 12, 2019
Although the film is filled with strong female characters, this isn't a triumph of female empowerment, nor is it really a feminist film. It is a film of anger and sadness at the stacked decks of our social and economic structures.
September 12, 2019
A solid caper movie rooted in the challenges associated with running any criminal enterprise -- a more modest version of Goodfellas, with less blood, and more skin.
September 12, 2019
You root for them and for the film, which is over too quickly; you just want to hang with these women a little longer.
September 12, 2019
...a heartwarming tale of friendship, family, and shopping. Cardi B and Lizzo are brilliant in all too brief dramatic roles.
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