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The Hustle Reviews

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May 21, 2019
The Hustle just isn't very good, and the only con being pulled is on any audience member who has found themselves coerced into buying a ticket.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
May 21, 2019
It's incredibly slight and foolish. But its ends up committing to its ridiculousness in a way that I could not help but respect.
May 20, 2019
While it looks gorgeous, and has several funny moments, the film feels like a missed opportunity.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
May 20, 2019
The film's inability to find its funnybone, combined with a tone that continually wobbles into bizarre places it struggles to get out of, makes this a criminal disappointment.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
May 19, 2019
A dismal effort that slavishly follows the plot of its immediate predecessor yet somehow fails to locate the laughs in the material.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
May 18, 2019
This may be one of the most unnecessary remakes since Gus Van Sant's shot-for-shot remake of Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
May 17, 2019
The Hustle doesn't have a grand message and it doesn't need one. It's two top-notch comedians trying to steal the movie from one another. They both win.
May 17, 2019
What looks so clever and fun in the trailer is actually banal and trite in the movie itself.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
May 17, 2019
How could such a road-tested premise fail? Maybe because the story wasn't so structurally sound to begin with.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
May 17, 2019
Hathaway is a pleasure to watch but this role is beneath her pay grade.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
May 17, 2019
It's bad enough that there are so few original scripts in Hollywood. What's even worse is when this paucity sees filmmakers take a film and make it worse in remake.
Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/5
May 17, 2019
Disjointed, structured poorly, and not funny. Most of its gags die on the vine, it fails to make the most of its cast, and it's difficult to care about anything that's going on on screen.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
May 16, 2019
The Hustle never rises to the level of the films that came before it. Essentially, it's OK - and certainly better than advertised - but nothing more.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
May 16, 2019
The Hustle wants to say something about the inherent sexism of the rich... but it never manages to overcome its weak jokes and tired plot points.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
May 15, 2019
Proves to be the worst kind of remake. Sure it's fun to revisit an underrated comedy, but really what is the point? Sadly, this film has no answer to that question.
May 15, 2019
Is it too much to ask that a film with glamorous people set on the Riviera might actually look good?
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
May 15, 2019
You know a remake is bad when it tempts you to doubt the merits of the original.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
May 15, 2019
Director Chris Addison's film is a rip-off: a beat-for-beat, scene-for-scene copy of a comedy classic, except in the case of The Hustle, everything is about 75 percent worse.
May 14, 2019
Pity that Wilson and Hathaway are so aggressively wasted.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
May 13, 2019
It's the irony of all ironies that one walks away from "The Hustle" feeling a little, well, hustled.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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