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benny
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"Hustlers (L. Scafaria, 2019)"


  

          

A bit puzzled at some of the breathless reaction this movie is garnering. Yes, J-Lo is really good and the Oscar talk makes sense. The cinematography is great, with some truly special club sequences, and kudos to the sound mixing. But overall the film doesn't really dig very deep, and spends too much time on some laborious scenes with the journalist interviewing Constance Wu (who's pretty good, nice to see her stretch her range a bit) to the detriment of showing more of the relationships between the complex main characters. There's a bit of a TV movie feel to the way events are portrayed, and while I understand the decision to not have a single male character be more than a paper-thin trope, it almost made me wonder if this would've worked better as a limited series.

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Subject Author Message Date ID
The Only Question: Who Gets Naked??
Sep 16th 2019
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i cant believe serious people are giving this good reviews.
Sep 17th 2019
2
Couple this with the Dave Chappelle review fiasco
Sep 17th 2019
3
      i hate to agree but yeah.
Sep 21st 2019
4
I really enjoyed this movie. JLO should get an oscar for it.
Oct 11th 2019
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I enjoyed this more than I expected to.
Apr 06th 2020
6
ehh you about summed it up
Sep 05th 2020
7
hot take incoming
Sep 14th 2020
8
      even if i agreed on Wu i don't think it would've mattered
Sep 17th 2020
9

KingMonte
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Mon Sep-16-19 06:07 PM

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1. "The Only Question: Who Gets Naked??"
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Reeq
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Tue Sep-17-19 05:02 AM

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2. " i cant believe serious people are giving this good reviews."
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i cant even believe this got a theatrical release.

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Mgmt
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Tue Sep-17-19 08:11 PM

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3. "Couple this with the Dave Chappelle review fiasco"
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and you’ll know what these things are about

>i cant even believe this got a theatrical release.

  

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Reeq
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Sat Sep-21-19 10:27 AM

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4. "i hate to agree but yeah."
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its got a 6+ score on imdb and a 60+% audience score on rotten tomatoes but apparently the 'critics' think its a masterpiece with an oscar worthy performance somewhere in there.

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Buddy_Gilapagos
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5. "I really enjoyed this movie. JLO should get an oscar for it. "
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I had to let go at some point that this wasn't a Heist Movie and once I did that I enjoyed it.

I can see how dudes might not find it super relatable but I particularly enjoyed it because I was in NYC at the strip clubs circa 2007. That shit seems like a lifetime ago and I enjoyed how they captured the differences between NYC 2006 and 2013.

This very much felt like a companion piece for Wolf of Wall Street.

Loved all the Janet Jackson songs.

Most of all I loved that JLO just made a showcase for herself to be fucking badass.

After Out of Sight I thought she was a great actress but have never seen another glimpse of her being that sort of actress until this movie. She's doper at 50 then I thought she was at like 30.


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SuiteLady
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6. "I enjoyed this more than I expected to."
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Mynoriti
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Sat Sep-05-20 06:56 PM

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7. "ehh you about summed it up"
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Strong performances by Lopez and Wu

There are a few moments where I'm thinking oh now it's getting good, but it never really pops


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Frank Longo
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Mon Sep-14-20 11:59 AM

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8. "hot take incoming"
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... I thought Wu was grossly miscast. Have loved her in other things, but here, her transformation never seemed credible to me. Her line delivery often felt flat as well. Really sunk the movie for me, tbh.

Lopez was incredible though.

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Mynoriti
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9. "even if i agreed on Wu i don't think it would've mattered"
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a better performance wouldn't made the movie it any less average imo

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