Hustlers (2019) – Review Thread

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Rotten Tomatoes: [95%, with averages 8.31 out of 10 and 20 Reviews Counted](

> Critics Consensus: N/A

Metacritic: [80 out of 100 with 6 Reviews Counted](


#Written Reviews

> For all its sensitive topics and ambiguous solutions, “Hustlers” is rarely something lower than energetic, freight-train-fast, and impeccably plotted

[Kate Elbrand – Indiewire](

> What elevates “Hustlers” from an entertaining con job flick to one thing noteworthy is that the racket isn’t inherent to the story Scafaria desires to inform. Many filmmakers will say their movie tackles feminine empowerment, however few do the legwork to make an integral and genuine a part of the story. Scafaria accomplishes that whereas making the friendship between Destiny and Romana the centerpiece of the movie.

[Gregory Ellwood – The Playlist](

> Flashy, fleshy and all-around inconceivable to disregard, “Hustlers” quantities to nothing lower than a cultural second, impressed by an outrageous New York Magazine profile (which serves because the sturdy six-inch stilettos on which the film stands) tailored by writer-director Lorene Scafaria at her most Scorsese, and starring Jennifer Lopez such as you’re by no means seen her earlier than.

[Peter Debruge – Variety

> Hustlers delivers on its hype whereas constantly doing the sudden. Scafaria, whose final pic was the 2016 Susan Sarandon automobile The Meddler, excels at immersing the viewers on this planet of *** work in golf equipment, quietly disabusing us scene by scene of any stereotypes about who these ladies are. Part office dramedy, half revenge fantasy, the movie weaves collectively a collection of satisfying, organic-feeling turns

[Beandrea July – The Hollywood Reporter](

> There are so many fast pleasures and vicarious thrills available in Hustlers, a giddy, gaudy blast of a film, that it’s straightforward to overlook the intricate framework which homes it. Through writer-director Lorene Scafaria, whose Susan Sarandon automobile The Meddler was a heat shock at Toronto in 2015, a world historically seen by way of leering male eyes is now blessed with a canny, incisive feminine lens. Even when movies have centered on strippers as one thing aside from window dressing, they’ve nonetheless been written and directed by males and have smoothed over rougher edges, turning all of them into titillating one-note archetypes. Instead, Scafaria views the strip membership like another office, full of inner politics and an ever-changing hierarchy of energy. It could be intimidating for certain, however there’s additionally a real camaraderie between a gaggle of girls who realise that combining their skills makes them that rather more highly effective.

[Benjamin Lee – Guardian](

> But breaking the principles has by no means appeared so enjoyable or so crucial.

[Mara Reinstein – US Weekly](

> The room it leaves for that humanity — and the draw of Lopez’s magnetic presence — offers the film greater than legs; beneath all of the chinchilla and physique glitter, there’s a wise, beating coronary heart.

[Leah Greenbalt – Entertainment Weekly](

> Hustlers is crowdpleaser to its core. It by no means will get too nasty, although within the few cases it does, it exhibits a glimmer of the sharp, acidic film that the real-life story portends. But as a campy female-empowerment comedy anchored by a scene-stealing Lopez, it’s nonetheless time.

[Hoai Tran-Bui – Slashfilm](

> Based on Jessica Pressler’s New York Magazine article, “The Hustlers at Scores,” the image’s rapturous power crackles, sparkles, and dazzles. Scorsese in stilettos, GOODFELLAS slathered in frosty lip gloss and physique glitter, it is a must-see Girl’s Night Out film.

[Courtney Howard – Fresh Fiction](***-in-the-champagne-room/)

> Perhaps it was a nasty signal that the solid of “Hustlers” was paraded out earlier than the movie and never invited again onstage afterward for a Q&A — fairly, they took bows from a balcony the place they had been all seated collectively, wanting spectacular, after all. There’s loads to be mentioned, this yr, about giving house to majority-female casts, and extra feminine administrators, and to the undoing of the strip-club cliche in movie. I simply want the primary actual salvo had hit its mark with slightly extra zing.

[Sara Stewart – New York Post](

> With “Hustlers” being ostensibly the “Avengers” and “Star Wars” of stripper films, Scafaria juggles a big solid properly and nonetheless retains the momentum buzzing alongside. It’s an enormous shift from Scafaria’s final venture, underrated heartwarmer “The Meddler,” but she balances the joyous enjoyable with the bigger ethical questions at play. Even although the boys (with just a few exceptions) are principally one-dimensional creeps, the ladies wrestle with the implications of what they’re doing, with some feeling responsible and others sticking it to The Man, collectively talking.

[Brian Tuitt – Usa Weekly](