Hustlers (2019) - Comedy, Crime, Drama

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Inspired by the viral New York Magazine article, Hustlers follows a crew of savvy former strip club employees who band together to turn the tables on their Wall Street clients.

IMDB: 6.3
Director: Lorene Scafaria
Stars: Constance Wu, Jennifer Lopez
Length: 110 Minutes
PG Rating: R
Reviews: 163 out of 683 found boring (23.86%)

One-line Reviews (366)

'Hustlers' is not as groundbreaking as festival critics set it out to be, but enjoyable nonetheless.

Thought provoking, compelling acting .

Such a funny, entertaining and inspiring film.

Loud, obvious, pretentious and boring.

Entertaining .

A Sexy, Surprisingly Compelling Film on Contemporary Society .

Pure waste of time.

This movie was just boring.

Great start and interesting plot but found the second half strange and dare I say boring.

On top of that, all of it is predictable.

Another worst movie of the year!

Waste of time .

And that made the film flat and kind of boring, and that was made worse by the fact that there were some very good actresses in the film who were shoved aside by the flat narration and were robbed from the opportunity to actually salvage the film.

Mediocre acting and an uninspiring storyline combine to make this instantly forgettable.

Was a bit too long but I enjoyed it in the end.

So boring .

I gave it a 2nd star because JLo did look outstanding, so credit to her there, but anyone trying to say she should get an Oscar nomination for this movie is either someone contractually obligated to be pushing this propaganda or someone who has a vested interest in JLo's career.

Fell asleep.

What a waste of time-don't waste yours.

The story and direction is dull.

Very poor, disjointed.

1/100th the length of the long drawn out Xmas gift exchange.

The story was entertaining despite its slow start.

If you can make it through the first very slow 70 minutes the remaining part is actually not that bad.

save your money guys.

Definitely worth watching!

A waste of time and money.

Watching this movie of two actress act more enjoyable than the story itself.

This was a tremendously dull movie, that I simply couldn't be bothered to see through to the end.

Don't waste your time on this piece of crap.

Other than the story, that is pretty boring and repetitive, the only thing you get to see is a bunch of women being full of themselves, having giggling pajama parties by themselves, rather boring to watch if you ask me.

Movie was so average and boring.

Aside from that, it's well shot, good music and a fascinating story.

Probably one of the most fun movies of the year, "Hustlers" flows with great kinetic energy that makes it endlessly entertaining.

As a movie is kind of predictable.

Maybe that's how it happened in real life, but it's still a cliche onscreen.

It's based on a true story, but the true story is so bland and uninteresting that there is nothing there for them to work with.

At the end of the day it wound up being one of the most boring flicks ever.

That being said, Hustlers is DEFINITELY worth the watch.

' as visually she is breathtaking in various outfits- particularly the white dress!

Very Bland .

but don't waste your time reading critics life is getting too short i am hustling you to see this movie right now because it's hell of worth watching.

Frivolous, waste of time and money.

PROS:Jennifer Lopez Ans Constance Wu's Fantastic PerformanceLorene Scafaria Stylish And Energetic DirectingSolid Supporting CastThe Visuals And CinematographyThe Fascinating StoryThe HumorA Good MessageCONS:The First Half May Be Little SlowSome Motivations Could Be A Little More Clear

The girls were forced to get creative so they began engaging in some risky behavior with their wall street clientele.

This piece of work had no script no meaning or balance.

Not that I found the subject matter disturbing, I was struggling to stay interested in the slow meandering pedestrian pace it played to.

About half way through this movie I started to fidget and the whole thing just became a tedious snoozefest.

long and boring conversations...

Great performances but somewhat disjointed plot .

Worst movie I've ever seen, jesus.....

It's bad, just bad, cliche after cliche, getting in every popular popstar wanting to have a pop at acting, the worst is Lizzo, reminds me of when beyonce was in Austin Powers and how bad she was but thought some false swagger could get her across the finish line, worst still is the spineless critics...

Waste of time .

Charming, innovative, entertaining .

It's my fault that I expected a fun, entertaining movie and didn't heed the user reviews that contradicted the critics' reviews.

The cliche of choosing a Slumdog profession to provide for mommy and kiddies is so redundant that I would place a dangerous bet, nearly 85% of Western women spit the same line during thier early 30s as the moment when some poor guy settled to take them home from the bar at Applebee's leaned more toward last call and the dishwasher than someone your mother would be jealous of.

Certain storylines were also confusing.

The worst movie of 2019

Hustlers definitely held my interest, though I found the first half or so somewhat slow.

Constance Wu stars as Destiny and the film flashbacks via a contrived interview format.

"Hustlers" is an entertaining and intelligent film about feminism and capitalism - a real surprise in the 2019 cinema year.

One of the worst movies I've seen .

What I got was 2 hours of pointless scenes, awful pacing, and unsympathetic characters.

Lost connection in last 30 minutes, slow and pointless

Yes, the topic is dark and sleazy, which is a side of life you may not agree with, but the movie is entertaining with some funny scenes.

Like watching paint dry .

The second act seemingly explaining the methods of their game through repetitive scenes of targeted customers being drugged, having their credit cards swiped and returning them home.

Entertaining .

There's an unexpected conflict between the main character (Constance Wu) and her mentor (Jennifer Lopez) that develops from out of nothing and isn't really elaborated on screen.

i really enjoyed it this unforgettable true story film .

It's an enjoyable movie with certain flaws.

BORING BORING BORING even with half her clothes off.

Way too long...

And I found it fascinating to observe a lifestyle by these men and women which is so foreign to my own experiences.

A suitable outlet for Hustlers might be a low budget cable channel where housewives are bored with their knitting.

The film manages to be fun and enjoyable while also touching on ideas of poverty and the 99%.

It was interesting the first few times but it got very repetitive since those scenes all followed the same setup, like same shots and setting and everything.

The script is filled with dull characters and lacks the emotions to them.

The scenes also were repetitive.

Got really bored.

Any lesser director or writer would have fallen in that trap but Scafaria did a solid and entertaining film with an intelligent approach, a woman-centered film that even men would enjoy, though I suspect many would for the wrong reasons.

Hard pass - save your money.

It was boring, and seriously, not even entertaining to watch at all.

I just thought her acting was bland.

Destiny finding her way in the strip club is the least exciting drama.

Though there are times when the film gets repetitive, Lorene Scafaria's confident direction, Jennifer Lopez's charismatic rendition, and its teasing, invigorating & boisterous aura makes Hustlers a thoroughly entertaining delight that none should miss.

Bland and boring DESPITE J-Lo's good performance .

Trailer more exciting than the Full Movie .

I think audiences will struggle to really engage or sympathise with the character or story from Destiny's perspective, the performance fell a little flat, especially when side by side with other compelling actors such as Keke Palmer and Lili Reinhart.

The soundtrack wonderfully complements the compelling story and all the other good things about the movie.

There were a lot of repetitive scenes in the "Hustling" itself, and the story is really by the numbers simple and mostly predictable.

Entertaining and interesting .

) is engaging enough, and just about manages to keep you intrigued for the considerable running time, despite the rave reviews it's ultimately just a serviceable, middle of the road film that won't stay in your memory that long afterwards.

I feel as though I'm in an alternate Universe, reading some of these positive reviews 😳 To begin with, this film is BORING!!!!

Wanted to leave the theater the entire time , horrible movie from beginning to end .

I enjoyed this, Lopez and wu put in solid performances and make you care about the characters and there lives, there are some genuinely laugh out loud moments and it was an enjoyable couple of hours spent

Despite the familiar narrative, Hustlers is an incredible true story crime drama that's stylish, gripping and funny.

Overly hyped and tedious.

Another criticism for this film is that it's too slow.

Very entertaining.

It's was completely boring

Boring Movie That Lacked Substance .

Genuinely One of the Worst Movies Ever Made .

A bit slow .

Very Entertaining.

I was delightfully surprised how enjoyable this movie was and it provided a great insight into the shady shenanigans that people get up to when opportunity and moral ambiguity collide.

A Really Tedious Snoozefest, This Was No Thriller.

Same steals different victims, it got boring and redundant fast.

Worth the price of admission and engaging enough to justify the large coke and popcorn.

Tortuously boring and pointless movie.

I recomend this movie, its good Acting, its exciting and nice music.

The worst movie of 2019 .


The remaining acts are just repetitive.

but this is worth watching for story, for people who loves true story films well this is your ticket to see it or Netflix it if you love true story films.

Too boring for that.

I stayed in hopes it would get better in the end, it just got slower and felt so long.

When you first see the poster you'll think it's just a sexy movie full of sexy girls dancing on the pull.. but it is not, this movie is absolutely entertaining full of emotional and friendship parts that will makes you in tears, Jennifer Lopez was incredibly stunning!

Their actions of manipulations became more interesting as it was unexpected on the characters' part.

So very dull .

The whole movie is just simply boring.

Tacky and Boring .


But there are parts that feel slow like the first act.

Absolute garbage and a waste of time.

Justifying that they're doing what they're doing, because others have more than they do and they need to support their family etc.Personally, I got bored halfway through the movie and couldn't wait for the movie to end.

Somehow Hollywood did and it is as vacuous and empty as expected.

Waste of time, as usual.

Destiny is a single mom working to support her grandmother (contrived, yes) and her friendship with the shrewd Ramona leads her to the dark side.

The plot is thin and contrived.

Kids don't waste y'all time watching this at all

The story is OK and predictable.

This movie was hands down entertaining and fun to watch.

It just manages to work and flow into a very entertaining ride.

The rest, it's pure garbage, I was falling asleep most of the movie, and also the story of the movie doesn't resonate with the audience.

Boring and redundant .

Entertaining Movie .

My only problem with this movie is that the last part was confusing, and I think I fit in the "average spectator" standards for this movie.

The movie was slow, dragging with no character development.

At senior prom, she slow dances with a boy, not for the boy, and there is no pole in sight at the hotel ballroom.

Pointless for me .

Very drawn out and boring.

Pointless .

Worst movie I seen in a long time.

Worst movie ever .

The film is too long by about half an hour, and I left the cinema without feeling that I had been entertained.

The music fitted with each scene and just made the film more entertaining in places.

really enjoyed it .

Hustlers is one of the most surprising films of the year with an intriguing true story and stellar performances with a possible career best performance from Jennifer Lopez.

Slow with no storyline whatsoever.

Is this a film worth watching.

I am still trying to figure out how a movie about strippers could be so uninteresting

Started out decent with a good story, but they dragged it out and too much back to the future and past toward the end.

I knocked a couple of stars off for some unneccessarily sappy stuff involving Wu's grandma and some other detours in what otherwise is a tight, detailed and compelling screenplay.

Also there were some lull parts in the movie that almost had me nodding off.

COMPLETE Waste of time .

Highly entertaining with great roles for JLo and Constance Wu.

The protagonist are unlikeable the pacing is off.

Eye opening but dull .

Constance Wu was enjoyable.

Good enjoyable movie .

This is truly a boring movie .

I have seen lots of bad movies, but this one is very special among them, a complete trash, I cant trust the imdb's rating anymore, this film has nothing to offer, absolutely nothing, terrible script, very poor performance by all specially the main characters , just a waste of time (even if you have nothing else to do).

It's a waste of time and money.

Poor acting, poor editing, drawn-out and paper thin storyline, the movie, if we can call it a movie, is more like a feeble, dramatised whine-song from Mumsnet.

Hustlers may feel like a predictable revenge narrative arc early on, where the women have success and get greedy and go too far, have lots of success and have it come crashing down.

The plan is very predictable, there is no tension at all.

Jennifer Lopez makes up for repetitive pacing in Hustlers, a cross between Showgirls, Boogie Nights and The Sting .

Worst movie J LO ever made- period.

Boring, boring, boring .

Atleast we can agree that Lopez is stunning!

One of the worst movie of the year.

This movie is one of the worst movies I've ever seen.

but don't waste your money/time.

Too bland here too.

Hustlers is a "uniquely empowering heist drama with depth and intelligence to match its striking visual appeal, and engaging nature".

It was an enjoyable night out at the cinema, but unsure if they crafted a totally compelling movie from that New York Magazine article...

Entertaining and different than what's been going on in the past few years .

No real plot .

Boring .

Overall, it was far too long and repetitive.

The film itself is only okay- it's certainly an interesting story that could have been better, but it just seems disjointed.

(Something I had to be taught to make movie going much more enjoyable).

it is boring.

Consider this a tip from a friend - DON'T WASTE YOUR TIME!

Had issues with pacing, but really enjoyed it!

Save your money and time.

I felt like I was taking an intro class in feminist/capitalist critique while being marveled by excellent acting, a fun soundtrack, beautiful lighting, in-depth character development, and a bunch of enjoyable 'slow-mo walking shots'/transitions with trippy elements.

I believe this was inspired by a true story, which gives it a bit of sympathy for the characters right away, either you are a cisgender boring man or a big feminist.

After a long time I was swept off my feet by a story this engaging.

The con that's set up is a good one, but the pacing causes things to slow down too much.

Lo sports is stunning!

I felt bored in the last third of the film and I didn't care much about what happens to these girls.

Uninspired, repetitive, and a shallow trope parade.

A Energetic And Fascinating Story Led By Jennifer Lopez's Strong Performance .

The public relations push weeks before the movie premiered was more entertaining than the movie itself.

The characters were extremely boring, and had I could not find likable traits in any of them.

Lots of hits lots of misses but all in all, entertaining .

Don't waste your money on this film, you'll thank me later.

The previews made it look more fun-filled & exciting .

The directing is fine, but a bit messy in some parts, resorting to cliché camera shots seen in every scene of a club before.

So boring movie with many unnecessary scenes

Jennifer Lopez's performance was so fascinating that had me in awe , hope she gets nominated for all the awards she deserves!

Wu got a breakthrough on a global scale with all the publicity surrounding Crazy Rich Asians, even when it was a boring movie for materialistic Asians in Asia or just Asians residing outside of Asia who have hardly spent any time or never been to Asia.

J Hoe is overrated and dull.

But this is definitely a movie you wait for DVD/Netflix, don't waste your money at the movies.

but the film isn't just about strippers showing off naked, what's good about this film is story, characters, the film is attached to you it's pretty watchable and worth watching of your time from start to middle to end it's entering to see this film ignore silly critics saying oh it's sexist it's still 2019 people are using dumb excuses irgone them like what do they know they have nothing better things to do calling this sexist all that give me a break it's film that you like it or not.

People out there should know that this happens and hopefully this movie will spread some awareness, apart from being a 'mildly entertaining' way to spend 1hr40minutes.

Worst Movie of the Year!!.

Save your money and see something else.

There are fascinating linkages consistently shown throughout the movie, particularly surrounding the flow of money.

But they each start to become empty near the end as the lack of depth and ethical stakes become too obvious to ignore.


It was an entertaining movie, that probably could have been a bit shorter because some scenes were overstressed and some situations just stretched too much.

Sunday afternoon matinee was pretty packed and the audience enjoyed it.

Got up left after 45 minutes.

Unfortunately, the film often feels disjointed and uncertain of what it wants to be.


This is a very bland movie.

Not a must watch, but for sure an entertaining story.

This amazing and compelling experience of a slice of life is powerful and sensitive portrayal of the connections and the travails of the lives of what seems to amount to be essentially single women living in a high-stakes life in an effort to survive.

The plot was bland.

Not terrible, good enough entertainment but it's super glossy veneer and OTT power shots in slow mo get tiresome.

Overall this movie is hilarious, dark, thrilling, well thought out and makes you overall feel good seeing these people come together to help each other in their hard time of need, where you find yourself rooting for these vulnerable strippers that are doing the illegal activities that they are in as you just want them out of this compromising position, then to be happy overall as close friends practically family too.

This movie was just boring to watch.

This movie is utter crap and a waste of time.

Boring directing, dumb characters, zero drama, mediocre acting, meaningless ending.

The movie begins well, but it dragged on with the overexposure of strippers' glamorous point of view that IMHO losing it's gripped on audience's attention.

Besides all these factors, the way they unravel the story is very thrilling and enticing.

A complete waste of time...

it was intense!

Entertaining until u realise the movie is trying to make out like these nasty women were empowered and those men deserved it.

Boring movie as I expected .

The rest of the movie centers on the scam that Ramona and Destiny came up with and this goes on for too long a time and became quite bland and annoying.

JLo is finally stunning .

Ultimately, Hustlers is an entertaining time, with a great performance by Lopez, and a thoughtful moral tale about money, desperation and the limits of friendship.

I understand that this is a true story and it wanted to summerize the whole story but it becomes boring.

It dragged on and was boring.

Good acting, boring story.

Terrible movie, terrible acting, way too long.

I'd rather be forced to watch paint dry .

That self-made magnetism that has been finessed over years of performing still has the ability to seemingly slow down time, and writer-director Lorene Scafaria appreciates this more than anyone, rewarding such enigmatic energy with the role of a lifetime.

I would have expected more based on a true story don't waste your money to rent it or even watch it for free

This film has no message.

Save your money and time.

The storyline and most of the dialogue are so boring, it's as if they just filmed a boring conversation through most of it, very lazy.

It was filled with boring and one dimensional characters with a mediocre plot line.

Don't waste your time .

Waste of time .

Empty Eye Candy .

Seasoned with humour - notably when Usher, playing himself, turns up and the girls go wild - it's an engrossing tale for the post-#MeToo generation.

The last hour or so is frankly unwatchable.

Ultimately completely empty .

Because this part is so unbearable and awful, the movie only focuses on this rung of the wealth ladder for approximately four minutes.

Worst movie I've seen this year.

The perfect music choice, the choreography of the dancers, and the blocking of the movement make it the most exciting and memorable scene in the film.

Sure its a bit slow.

Predictable and unbelievable.

I watched last night, was absolutely stunning The Casting was great!

Best,most entertaining greatest casting of 2019 .

I found the lead characters either highly irritating or plain boring and can't think of anything else to say.

It's an intense jump into a world most of us don't know anything about.


Waste of time, maybe use it as background noise to sleep.

Hustlers is an unexpected pleasure.

Worst movie ever.

Don't waste your time or money .

"Hustlers" is one of the sleekest and entertaining movies to come out this year.

Overall, the plot FEELS like it should be entertaining, but the movie is a bit redundant - once you get into the thick of it, you're basically watching a repetitive cycle with not much movement to it.

Frankly, we found this movie to be very entertaining as well as educational.

Otherwise, don't waste your time.

What it is, is a glossy female caper about sisterhood turning sour that takes too long to get to the point, though it is mostly redeemed by a star turn from Jennifer Lopez, (looking stunning), as the tough cookie who masterminds the hustle.

This movie is literally unwatchable.

These low score givers considered themselves the only righteous persons in the world, they would attack and claim those movies were just liberal propaganda and nothing else.

Somewhere between awful and boring.

Slow and not much story .

Heavily Scorsese-derivative, but enjoyable.

And in a game where women are told to undress and exhibit their bodies, it's only fair according to them to make men empty their pockets, there's some kind of inner poetry in that.

Simply don't waste your time on this ...

1hr 50mins of repetitive garbage.


Fun and exciting.

Most enjoyable moments when you can here Chopin's piano works in the background.

This movie was fantastically entertaining and well acted, through and through.

The camera work earn the extra star but doing cool techniques like one takes when we think the daughter is lost only for her to be somewhere nobody cares it's so boring, it makes it obvious that this is the best you can do to create an emotional beat.

Hustlers gives a compelling look at a group of female strippers and the ripple effect of the economy for them to support themselves.


This is one of the worst movies I've ever seen.

Save your money .

Entertaining to a point, as others have said, the film didn't go anywhere and the plot/writing was thin.

Anyway don't waste your money.

They did come, and were slightly enjoyable to watch.

The film dragged on and on and the only exciting part of the film was when I realized it was FINALLY over!

The story is engaging and directed incredibly well.

engaging stories and solid performances .

Don't waste your time and money

This is truly by far the worst movie of the year.

I still gave it a 4 because it was intriguing enough to make me want to see it all and find out what happened.

The movie was boring and lacked substance.

Unfortunately, the setup takes far too long and the movie treats its supporting cast like Christmas ornaments.

This is by far the worst movie I have seen in over 30 years.

As outrageous as the tale all seems, the fact that there is some basis of truth makes it even more engrossing.

This movie was mostly boring, way too long, and was cliche riddled.

Hustlers: Great Cast and Entertaining Story.

Very confusing.

Hustlers is so disappointing , it's boring It looks as if you 've seen this kind of movie several times .

Dragged story line bored!!.

Long and boring snooze fest .

The film making is tragic, the photography is even worst, the acting inconsistent, the story boring.

It's truly entertaining and has solid performances.

Stay away from this bore-fest.

One more thing: this was way too long and many scenes didn't need to be there.

After watching the first half hour I started wondering if I was watching the movie that all the critics and publicity was saying is the best movie of the year, it was so boring I fell asleep and did notwatch it all the way through.

I feel like they could have dug deeper in a few spots, especially with the character development, and it was a bit repetitive at times.

Hustling Up A Dynamic Of Dance Of Entertaining Flashiness and Deeper Means .

JLO is very good in this role and the first third of the film is actually pretty entertaining, but then it begins to get repetitive and quite honestly boring.

It was boring and overhype.

Yawn again.

I think ultimately this would have made for a better perspective of the story and a more engrossing protagonist.

Uninteresting characters caught up in uninteresting events.

With a story that would engage anyone and an entertaining cast - the movie is easy to recommend.

Saw an early screening and it was an amazing and entertaining movie.

Entire film full of boring overuse scene!

Slow development.

A slow moving storyline with shallow, unlikable characters.

No plot peak, no sense of when the main events start or finish.

I can go on but I feel this review is getting as boring as the movie.

The movie was not what I expected, boring, and too long!

Its a fun yet serious film and very enjoyable.

It seems like there was no script and a lot of "act like a rich stripper now act like a poor stripper.

Repetitive, disappointing, hollow, dull movie about stripper scammers .

What makes crime stories fascinating is that we're always going to see a different philosophy on just who the real villain is.

The writing is banal at best and much of the film is spent following characters between locations on long, dull steadicam shots.

I always love A J lo movie but this was by far the worst most boring movie I have ever ever seen.

However is ultimately pointless.

A fun and entertaining movie with a peculiar story to tell.

In this case the narrative style was flat and kind of boring.

Another snoozer.

Gripping and Sensational .


It started off fine and got very boring and repetitive too quick.

It was, nevertheless, an enjoyable, almost hedonistic few hours.

Their collective moxie is thrilling, and stoked by Ramona's prowess allows them to run circles around their clientele, a rare, somewhat rewarding sight to behold until the moral scale is upended and the group's dynamic rapidly unravels.

All the other characters were boring as well with no character development or liking.

Crafted with passion, told with compassion & exhibiting a finer understanding of the subject matter to catapult itself above its counterparts and into the spotlight, Hustlers brims with an infectious charm & unbridled energy that makes it a fun & entertaining delight, and earns huge tips on the strength of its charismatic ladies.

My hubby enjoyed JLo, but aside from that this was a waste of time.

It's nowhere near the worst movie I've ever seen, but this felt like a waste of time and money, it is extremely repetitive.

save your money.

4 the passing is slow an needed to pick up as for the 1st half of the film it just felt like it was dragging.

While the storytelling is strictly formulaic, the technical virtuosity of the film by its director certainly is not.

LIKES:Decent Pace Good Dance Numbers Funny Decent good Morals/Story Liked the Medium Told Fashion Acting J-Lo DISLIKES:Predictable Story A Bit Over The Place The Bloated Excess of Drug and Con Scenes Secondary Cast A Little Too Secondary Some Lazy Writing Moments Last Part Of The Ending Was Rushed Glorification of Other MoralsThe VERDICT: Truth be told, I was surprised by how much I enjoyed this movie.

The storyline dragged on and on without keeping you interested or caring about the outcome.

This then makes the other scenes riveting, as you are constantly wondering what happened and waiting for the catalyst to become apparent.

Overall though, I thought it was highly entertaining.

Entertaining (not Shakespeare entertaining) .

We get to follow a group of strippers, led by Destiny (Wu) and Ramona (Lopez) as they drug rich men in New York and then empty their credit cards.

Is this a film worth watching?

Worst movie ever.

The pacing was too slow for the story, and the 110 min run-time felt like 3 hours.

Colossal waste of time.

Lorene Scafaria's directing was nuanced and exciting at the same time.

Worst movies of all time....

Lopez Steals the Show but Solid Acting and Camaraderie Makes Hustlers Entertaining .

I found the characters boring and the acting was sub par at best.

The story line dragged, and dragged and dragged.

Terrible, boring, not as advertised.