The Hustle

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Oscar winner Anne Hathaway and Pitch Perfect's Rebel Wilson lead this con-artist comedy as two swindlers with two completely different methods who unite for a common hustle. A remake of the 1988's Dirty Rotten Scoundrels.

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Comedy, Crime

94mins

Rating: M Offensive language & sexual references

USA

New York Times

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Comedy is in a weird place right now, and "The Hustle" deserves some credit for fulfilling its own modest, escapist ambitions.

Rolling Stone

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Even with Anne Hathaway and Rebel Wilson as con artists, the setups are flat, the jokes don't land and the actors strain for laughs that never come. Be warned about this femcentric spin on Dirty Rotten Scoundrels-it's the audience that gets hustled.

Stuff.co.nz (Graeme Tuckett)

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The Hustle should have been a lot better than it is.

The Guardian

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Anne Hathaway detonates a megaton blast of pure unfunniness in this terrifying film. She leaves behind a mushroom cloud of anti-humour, reducing every laugh possibility to grey-white ash in a postapocalyptic landscape of horror and despair.

TimeOut (New York)

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Actual laughs would have gone a distance, but even still, The Hustle would forever serve as incontrovertible evidence that flipping the script to create opportunities for women can sometimes result in the creation of an accidental Pandora's box.

Variety (USA)

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"The Hustle," fun as some of it is, is a tall fizzy drink in which the fizz never completely rises to the top of the glass.

Sydney Morning Herald

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All up, it's a pretty bloodless exercise without the vital spark that high-wire nonsense needs if it's to fulfil its sole aim, which is to raise the spirits. If not, why not?