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Director Robert Aldrich (The Longest Yard) re-unites with Burt Reynolds for this hard-edged neo-noir. Lieutenant Phil Gaines (Reynolds) is a cynical Los Angeles police detective amorously involved with an icewater-veined Parisian call girl, Nicole Britton (Catherine Deneuve). On the job, he begins to investigate the shady death of a teenage girl that appears to lead straight to Leo Sellers (Eddie Albert), an attorney with a frightening number of connections. The problem is, Nicole herself has a direct connection to the case - Leo is one of her clients. Meanwhile, Marty Hollinger (Ben Johnson),… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 67%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Robert Aldrich's Hustle is an honest and profoundly sad movie about how the legal system favors those with money, power and connections over those who don't. One of Burt's best and most underrated films."
‑ Chuck O'Leary,
"a film that wasted the talent of French star Deneuve, who never pursued a successful career in Hollywood"
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"Thirty years on, however, its integrity and patience look positively masterful."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"Burt is credible as the disillusioned cop who feels ashamed that he's pimping for a corrupt system."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"...plays like nothing more than a vanity project for star Burt Reynolds."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
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