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Overworked Movie Storyline? Hustlers Movie Review by Ms. H

Written by RealMsH

Disclaimer:  The views expressed here are mine alone and do not represent those of  Hustlers movie is rated R so you must be 17 years or older to watch it or be accompanied by a parent or adult guardian.

Introduction To the Hustlers Movie Review by Ms. H

You may have seen movies similar to Hustlers so what would be your motivation to see yet another movie with the same-oh..same-oh theme?  Would it be because the movie Hustlers stars Jennifer Lopez and you may be a fan? Or do you plan to see this movie  because you’re giving in to the hype. Regardless of why you may choose to see the Hustlers movie, check out my movie review to find out whether you made or will make the right decision. 

Plot of the Hustlers Movie

There is a saying that if it looks like a duck and quacks like a duck, then more likely, it is a duck.  Well, using the same logic, this movie is plain and simple about women making a living while performing exotic dances, per se.and probably should have been named something comparable to this. The story is told from the viewpoint of a new-comer played by Constance Wu with Jennifer Lopez playing the part of the mentor. Supposedly this movie is based on a true story even though I could tell that quite a few parts of the movie were conjured up -- especially those with appearances by Cardi B. More on that later.

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Entertainment Value of the Hustlers Movie

Regarding the movie content itself, there were a few humorous parts but not any laugh out loud moments. In fact, as I watched the movie, I was wondering why it was being labeled as a comedy with so few funny parts. I would describe this movie as a human interest movie more so than a comedy -- and light on the human interest.

Slow Motion feature in the Hustlers Movie

If you watch the movie Hustlers, you will notice quite a few scenes where the actors are shown walking in slow motion -- sometimes from the front view, but also from the back as well.  In my opinion, these movie effects do not move the story along, but just introduce another element of viewership to the movie audience.  

Songs and Use of Flashbacks in the Hustlers Movie

For the most part, I enjoyed the musical selections which were uplifting. On the flip side, I was not a fan of the use of flashbacks to tell the story as the main character talked to a journalist. In fact, there were several scenes where I had to acclimate myself to figure out if what was going on was happening at the current time or had happened in the past.

Believability of the Hustlers Movie 

As I alluded to earlier, I think Cardi B's parts were inserted in this movie due to her current popularity and maybe to afford the potential to get more people to watch the movie. In all likelihood, her scenes, though brief, were probably made up.  Also regarding the scheme that the group focused on, I think it is unlikely that the idea of bringing more people in by outsourcing actually happened. Additionally, I think the conversation spoken by one of the detectives did not actually happen. In an attempt to attract movie-goers, I believe some scenes were changed for dramatic effects, or embellished in an attempt to keep the audience's interest.

Assessment of the Hustlers Movie

I think it’s well and good that Jennifer Lopez is continuing to make movies.  Even though she probably will not repeat the phenomenon of having a number 1 movie, hit song, etc. at the same time, as she did in 2001, kudos to her for working on multiple projects.

Relative to the entertainment factor of the movie -- I would classify it as “same-oh, same-oh”. If you plan to see it, that’s fine -- but I do not see any reason for you to rush to the movie theater to do so.

Rating of the Hustlers Movie

Based on a rating of 1 star to 5 stars with 5 stars being the highest, I rate the Hustlers movie 2 ½ stars.

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