Mr. Smith Gets a Hustler
Mr. Smith Gets a Hustler (2002)

Two men search for an emotional center to their lives and become embroiled in a circle of drugs, prostitution, deception, and blackmail in this independently produced feature. Adapted for the screen by Matt Swan from his off-Broadway play,… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: June 21, 2002
DVD Release Date: July 1, 2003
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Scott Von Doviak
Fort Worth Star-Telegram/

The actors are forced to grapple with hazy motivations that never come into focus.

Dave Kehr
New York Times

Faultlessly professional but finally slight.

Tom Sime
Dallas Morning News

Though it pretends to expose the life of male hustlers, it's exploitive without being insightful.

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Jessica Winter
Village Voice

The high-concept scenario soon proves preposterous, the acting is robotically italicized, and truth-in-advertising hounds take note: There's very little hustling on view.

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Megan Turner
New York Post

Kicks off with an inauspicious premise, mopes through a dreary tract of virtually plotless meanderings and then ends with a whimper.

Ken Fox
TV Guide

An encouraging effort from McCrudden

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