Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
Hustlers has more going for it than the obvious. Yup for sure there will be teenage boys who will enjoy this film in a different way from most, but beyond the over staged stripping sequences co-lead Lopez does a damn fine job reminding people why she was once considered to be such a superb actress. Layered, complex and conflicted Lopez brings her A-game. That said, performances aside, the direction is pretty sloppy and the film never once does anything you don’t expect. It’s a shame because the story itself is pretty interesting (even if Styles is wasted as the reporter role) but the film rapidly looses momentum by the last act.
Best Bit: Lopez
Buy, Stream, Avoid: Stream
If You Liked this Try: Out of Sight, Magic Mike, Showgirls
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Phil Hobden is the former Film Editor & Writer for renowned martial arts focused COMBAT MAGAZINE in the UK. He is also a filmmaker in his own right, having produced two cult Independent action films in LEFT FOR DEAD and TEN DEAD MEN. He was the host for the award nominated Filmsploitation podcast for 4 years, currently co-hosts Ross And Phil Talk Movies and is a writer/editor for his own blog Phil’s Quick Capsule Review…