Working as a stripper to make ends meet, Destiny's life changes forever when she meets self-assured Ramona (Jennifer Lopez), the club's top money earner and matriarch. Under Ramona's wing, Destiny (Constance Wu) soon learns how to work her way around the wealthy Wall Street regulars. When the 2008 economic collapse forces them out of work, the savvy former strip club employees band together to turn the tables on their old clients. Inspired by the viral 2016 article titled The Hustlers at Scores, this is a true story about glamour, greed and above all, friendship.
Disappointment of the year
- Hustlers review by AW
Went to see this at the cinema without any research as we love Jennifer. Very disappointed. The plot was played out within the first fifteen minutes and then just repeated over and over. Her poorest performance yet although you’d have to admire that she mastered the pole!
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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.
I remember seeing the trailer before it came out and thoughtthis film looks terrible. Then I saw good reviews and gave it the benefit of the doubt. Turns out my first suspicions were correct. This film just wasnt as good as it thinks it is. I didnt care for any of the characters and didnt rate the acting or script.
How can a film about a strip joint and its criminal fraternity be this boring? Get fed up half way through. Bad enough that the characters are not particularly attractive, but any sympathy goes out the window pretty quick when they go bent. Air head people doing nasty air head things. Then again I am bored with gangster films too, maybe it is just me. The direction allows the pace to falter over and over, so it doesn't intrigue or keep your attention. Give it a miss frankly.
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Impressive (but only J-Lo)!
- Hustlers review by MA
Most of the main cast were mingers including the lead with the exception of J-Lo of course - she still has it even at 50! What an entrance, wow.... was completely mesmerised and those curves.......... Very graphic nudity and some of the extra's are really hot. It's a grim world that no one should be in and the movie goes to show what sort of a society we really live in. What I learned is that the strippers are just as greedy / materialistic as the wall street morons otherwise they wouldn't have resorted to criminality .... so no difference there really.