The Hustle

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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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    Jennifer HeatonAlternative Lens
    Anne Hathaway and Rebel Wilson are clearly trying but completely flounder with a terrible screenplay that meanders from set piece to set piece...
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    Julian Lytleidobi.com
    The Hustle is a good idea, and could work as a classic 80s comedy reworking, but this was kinda sad.
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    Edward PorterSunday Times (UK)
    A female-led remake of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Chris Addison's directing debut was unlikely to be more than a mildly funny time-passer. In the event, it fails to make even that grade.
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    Brian VinerDaily Mail (UK)
    A series of less-than-hilarious set-pieces ensue, followed by a twist that almost nobody in the audience under the age of 11 will see coming.
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    Chris McCoyMemphis Flyer
    I didn't hate this movie, but the laughs never reached critical mass for me, either.
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    Katie Smith-WongFlick Feast
    The Hustle falls flat as it lacks the ability, originality and complexity to bring a dated comedy into the 21st century.
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    Claudia PuigFilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
    A generally unfunny and regressive remake.
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    Jason Di RossoABC News (Australia)
    The Hustle's attempt at satire suffers from the limitations of its imagination, and its failure to realise it needs to be harsher on the con artists than their victims if it doesn't want to make bolder changes to the script's architecture.
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    A.S. Hamrahn+1
    The Hustle is very low stakes and I only saw it because I was stuck in a mall in New Jersey for two hours and it was the next thing playing.
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    Sameen AmerThe News International (Pakistan)
    It's all exactly as unnecessary as it sounds.
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