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The Hustle Reviews

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
May 12, 2019
Wilson's energy level never falters. You would sympathise with such a natural, engaging talent for the narrow typecasting if she hadn't done it to herself. Rebel, Rebel, your film is a mess.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
May 10, 2019
Even with a running time of 93 minutes, The Hustle felt about an hour too long.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
May 10, 2019
Who's conning who here? In "The Hustle," everyone's a sucker, most of all the audience.
Full Review | Original Score: C
May 10, 2019
Every barely competent line or gag from the original has been deleted or replaced with gobsmacking doggerel.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/5
May 10, 2019
It's not terrible. It's not anything, really, except an excuse for Hathaway to swan about in a series of clingy dresses and fake accents and Wilson to pratfall and deadpan her way from one outlandish scheme to the next.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
May 9, 2019
"You could've been more!" is something I wanted to stand up and scream during the closing credits of The Hustle... starring Anne Hathaway and Rebel Wilson. Instead, I packed up my popcorn, left the theatre and wondered how it all went wrong.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Top Critic
May 9, 2019
The Hustle will fail to seduce the most important mark in any heist movie: the audience.
May 9, 2019
Even with Anne Hathaway and Rebel Wilson as con artists, the setups are flat, the jokes don't land and the actors strain for laughs that never come. Be warned about this femcentric spin on Dirty Rotten Scoundrels-it's the audience that gets hustled.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
May 9, 2019
When the end finally arrives, it brings no sense of completion, just a sort of numb awareness that the pain has stopped.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
May 9, 2019
Whatever I said about "Ocean's Eight," I take it back; that was a paragon of wit compared to this movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
May 9, 2019
"The Hustle" slavishly hews to the script of "Scoundrels," sometimes even the way scenes are shot. It's only adjusted for technology - mobile phones, computers, Venmo - and the actresses' personalities, aka boring and klutzy.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
May 9, 2019
I wished I'd stayed home and re-watched "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels" - maybe as a double feature with "Ocean's 8" - instead.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
May 9, 2019
The third time for this tale is not the charm.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
May 9, 2019
Anyone who's seen the original film will be able to track each twist and reversal of fortune beat by beat, and more pressingly, they'll immediately recognise the issues unavoidable in this feminist revisionism.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
May 9, 2019
It may beguile the casual observer, but look closer and you'll know you've been had.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
May 9, 2019
Actual laughs would have gone a distance, but even still, The Hustle would forever serve as incontrovertible evidence that flipping the script to create opportunities for women can sometimes result in the creation of an accidental Pandora's box.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
May 9, 2019
Yet while The Hustle is more overt when it comes to discussing gender... it doesn't really have all that much to say. Not about gender, not about con artistry, and definitely not about how to craft a satisfying studio comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: C
May 9, 2019
A cheap remake barely worth the price of admission.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
May 9, 2019
Comedy is in a weird place right now, and "The Hustle" deserves some credit for fulfilling its own modest, escapist ambitions.
May 9, 2019
Anne Hathaway detonates a megaton blast of pure unfunniness in this terrifying film. She leaves behind a mushroom cloud of anti-humour, reducing every laugh possibility to grey-white ash in a postapocalyptic landscape of horror and despair.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
May 9, 2019
Goes from a forward-thinking female-centered modern reimagining to a silly, empty, and entirely useless remake.
May 9, 2019
The movie feels so fast and cheap that it's hard not to wonder why they've made it at all, other than to jump on a small and so-far underwhelming trend in gender-swapping '80s remakes
Full Review | Original Score: C
May 9, 2019
"The Hustle," fun as some of it is, is a tall fizzy drink in which the fizz never completely rises to the top of the glass.
May 8, 2019
All up, it's a pretty bloodless exercise without the vital spark that high-wire nonsense needs if it's to fulfil its sole aim, which is to raise the spirits. If not, why not?
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5