Hustlers

Hustlers

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Hustlers

Jennifer Lopez, Constance Wu, Cardi B and Julia Stiles star in this crime dramay inspired by a New York Magazine article about a crew of ex-strip club employees who turned the tables on their Wall Street clients.

2019Rating: MA15+, Strong sexual references, coarse language and nudity110 minsUSA
ComedyCrimeDramaTrue Story & Biography
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Hustlers expertly navigates the complexities of chosen family, always asking what holds people together and what breaks them apart. It recognises that under capitalism, working-class single mothers will always be the ultimate hustlers. But it’s also so much fun! Largely set in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis, the film has been dubbed a “recession-era period piece”. From the fashion (Bebe, Baby Phat, Juicy, Ed Hardy, Von Dutch) to the soundtrack (Fiona Apple, Usher, Flo Rida, Britney) this depiction of the excessive, bejewelled glam of the late 00s is unparalleled.

5.0
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Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald

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Hustlers gives Lopez her best role in years, as a woman whose warmth and charisma are inseparable from her decision to put herself first at any price.

3.0
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FilmInk

FilmInk

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Elevated by Wu and Lopez, Hustlers is fun when it wants to be – succeeding more as an insightful drama about female camaraderie than a thorough meditation on gender politics and empowerment.

0
Stuff

Stuff

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Jennifer Lopez sizzles, confused tone fizzles.

3.0
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New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

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There are great supporting turns from Keke Palmer and pop star Cardi B, plus an all too appropriate cameo from a certain RnB superstar with a pronounced proclivity for strip clubs.

3.0
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Screen Daily

Screen Daily

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[A]ided by Jennifer Lopez' career-best performance as a duplicitous diva, its celebration of female force and friendship is likely to draw and delight fans - particularly if they've first fortified themselves with a few frozen margaritas.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

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Scafaria validates her heroines from the start by focusing on them as women whose internal struggles and friendships with each other are far more interesting than their obvious physical allure.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

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Blessed with one of the most memorable entrances in recent cinema history, Lopez slinks through Hustlers with a deceptive ease, as in control of the film as her character is of her situation.

4.0
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Variety

Variety

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"Hustlers" humanises the women at its center, giving them boyfriends, backstories and, most importantly, agency.

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

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Lopez gives her most electrifying screen performance since "Out of Sight," slipping the movie into her nonexistent pocket from the moment she strides out onto a neon-lighted stage in a rhinestone bodysuit.

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Vanity Fair

Vanity Fair

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[The Meddler] was [director Lorene] Scafaria's last effort behind the camera, and while it's a more than worthy showcase for her abundant talent, Hustlers rockets past it with mesmerising exuberance.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

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A giddily entertaining homage to female power that illuminates bold ambition in its stars and director alike, Hustlers is the kind of era-defining film that Hollywood didn't know it needed.

5.0
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Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald

press

Hustlers gives Lopez her best role in years, as a woman whose warmth and charisma are inseparable from her decision to put herself first at any price.

3.0
0
FilmInk

FilmInk

press

Elevated by Wu and Lopez, Hustlers is fun when it wants to be – succeeding more as an insightful drama about female camaraderie than a thorough meditation on gender politics and empowerment.

0
Stuff

Stuff

press

Jennifer Lopez sizzles, confused tone fizzles.

3.0
0
New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

press

There are great supporting turns from Keke Palmer and pop star Cardi B, plus an all too appropriate cameo from a certain RnB superstar with a pronounced proclivity for strip clubs.

3.0
0
Screen Daily

Screen Daily

press

[A]ided by Jennifer Lopez' career-best performance as a duplicitous diva, its celebration of female force and friendship is likely to draw and delight fans - particularly if they've first fortified themselves with a few frozen margaritas.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Scafaria validates her heroines from the start by focusing on them as women whose internal struggles and friendships with each other are far more interesting than their obvious physical allure.

0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

Blessed with one of the most memorable entrances in recent cinema history, Lopez slinks through Hustlers with a deceptive ease, as in control of the film as her character is of her situation.

4.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

"Hustlers" humanises the women at its center, giving them boyfriends, backstories and, most importantly, agency.

0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

Lopez gives her most electrifying screen performance since "Out of Sight," slipping the movie into her nonexistent pocket from the moment she strides out onto a neon-lighted stage in a rhinestone bodysuit.

0
Vanity Fair

Vanity Fair

press

[The Meddler] was [director Lorene] Scafaria's last effort behind the camera, and while it's a more than worthy showcase for her abundant talent, Hustlers rockets past it with mesmerising exuberance.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

A giddily entertaining homage to female power that illuminates bold ambition in its stars and director alike, Hustlers is the kind of era-defining film that Hollywood didn't know it needed.

5.0
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