Snapshot of a depressing world.
- Hustlers review by TE
Yet another cinematic take on the super-heated financial climate that imploded with the 2008 recession, only this time it's seen from the perspective of the exploited strippers, hookers and pole-dancers in the New York clubs.
The film moves along at a fast pace, but there's too much repetition within that rush of narrative.
The central characters are meant to be sassy and cool, but it's a world in which values and human warmth have no place. Where love exists it is inevitably trumped by cynical materialism.
It's the kind of 'feminism' that keeps it simple: men are bastards so empowerment for women means becoming a bastard too.
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