The Hustle

critic Reviews

, 13% Rotten Tomatometer Score
  • 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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    Andrew GaudionTHN
    This remake fails to give an old con new life, delivering a re-heated product that has lost much of its comedic turns and tricks.
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    Tom BeasleyFlickering Myth
    All of the elegance of a giraffe on roller skates and all of the laughter of an evening talking intergalactic taxation with George Lucas.
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    Stephen A. RussellThe New Daily (Australia)
    The Hustle feels laboriously long at 90 minutes, flubbing even the dumbest beats. Which is nuts, given DGA and Primetime Emmy-winning director Chris Addison has serious comedy smarts.
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    Steven ProkopyThird Coast Review
    The Hustle certainly has its moments, but its hobbled by a specific miscalculation in its casting, which still makes me sad to report.
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