Pain Hustlers

122 mins
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Emily Blunt and Chris Evans stars in this crime-drama from director David Yates (Fantastic Beasts). After losing her job, a... More

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Pain Hustlers | Ratings & Reviews

"Plenty entertaining, but not particularly thoughtful."

Entertainment WeeklyEntertainment Weekly

"A garish and, yes, mostly painful Big Pharma satire."


"[Emily Blunt] makes the film watchable, but is the only reason to watch."


"Emily Blunt rises above clunky pharma drama."

The GuardianThe Guardian

"The wild ride of it all gets too bumpy for its own good."

Rolling StoneRolling Stone

"Emily Blunt is wickedly effective."

The TimesThe Times

"A conflicted yet entertaining dramedy."

The New York TimesThe New York Times

"Painful Big Pharma drama."

The TelegraphThe Telegraph

"Plods along through an entirely rote interpretation of the opioid crisis."

Empire MagazineEmpire Magazine

"Bolstered by committed performances."

Hollywood ReporterHollywood Reporter

"Turns the opioid crisis into a scammer story, not a criminal one."

The AtlanticThe Atlantic

"Emily Blunt dazzles, but the rest of this ripped-from-the-headlines dramedy misses the mark."

A.V. ClubA.V. Club

"Fails to seduce or repel."

Screen DailyScreen Daily

"Glib and low-rent."


"Never offers quite enough sex, quite enough excess, quite enough of capitalism’s depravity."

"Thanks largely to Blunt’s performance, Pain Hustlers manages to be lively and moving."


"A well-acted and initially gripping story that loses momentum about halfway through."

Chicago Sun-TimesChicago Sun-Times

"The excitement that the film tries to generate for its main characters is disturbingly glib."

Slant MagazineSlant Magazine

"There is no guts to Pain Hustlers’ try-hard gonzo-ness."

The Globe and MailThe Globe and Mail

"The lighthearted treatment of the opioid crisis just doesn’t work in Pain Hustlers."

San Francisco ChronicleSan Francisco Chronicle

"Feels like a retreading of the same ground covered in other recent works."

Associated PressAssociated Press

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