Hustlers Reviews

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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
This movie too is zingy, surreal, and wildly entertaining. The key difference between it and the many great films that depict men doing horrible things for understandable reasons-is that Hustlers asks, why not women?
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
Scafaria insightfully builds the action around the two women's interviews with a journalist, but the duo's methods... are all but elided in favor of a heartwarming tale of friendship, family, and shopping.
September 12, 2019
Lopez and company remind us there's more than one kind of story worth telling about money, sex, women and, as Burt Lancaster put it in another New York story, "Sweet Smell of Success," the greedy murmur of little men.
September 12, 2019
Much of the script crackles in its portrayal of both larceny and female friendship, but it frequently leaves out what seems like essential connective tissue.
September 11, 2019
It plays like a camp version of Steve McQueen's Widows mixed with Showgirls and Lopez is unforgettable as the mink-clad strip-club diva purring: "Climb in my fur."
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