The Hustle

critic Reviews

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  • The Hustle's stars might make an effective comedy team in a different setting, but this gender-flipped remake of a remake adds little beyond its feminine twist.
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    Claudia PuigFilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
    A generally unfunny and regressive remake.
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    Katie WalshLos Angeles Times
    It's the irony of all ironies that one walks away from "The Hustle" feeling a little, well, hustled.
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    Matthew NormanLondon Evening Standard
    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.
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    Richard RoeperChicago Sun-Times
    Even with a running time of 93 minutes, The Hustle felt about an hour too long.
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    Adam GrahamDetroit News
    Who's conning who here? In "The Hustle," everyone's a sucker, most of all the audience.
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    Kevin MaherTimes (UK)
    Every barely competent line or gag from the original has been deleted or replaced with gobsmacking doggerel.
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    Nabila HatimyThe Star (Kenya)
    The Hustle' sells a big game but doesn't deliver, just like the title suggests.
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    Damond FudgeKCCI (Des Moines, IA)
    The Hustle is amusing, even, at times, laugh-out-loud funny, which thoroughly surprised me. What didn't surprise me was the fact that, try as it might, the movie never rose to the hilarious levels of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels.
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    John SerbaDecider
    The Hustle bungles a great opportunity to punch up and clobber patriarchal fundaments.
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    Anthony MorrisScreenHub
    At a time when bigger is automatically assumed to mean better at the cinema, these con artists hope that going small is the path to a big payoff
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