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: 6.4
Director: Lorene Scafaria
Stars: Constance Wu, Jennifer Lopez
Length: 110 Minutes
PG Rating: R
Reviews: 132 out of 577 found boring (22.87%)

One-line Reviews (313)

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

Like watching paint dry .

save your money guys.

The story and direction is dull.

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

COMPLETE Waste of time .

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.

Sure its a bit slow.

Waste of time, as usual.

Anyway don't waste your money.

Boring movie as I expected .

This film reminds me of 1998's The Players Club, another stripper film that was equally trite, uneven and the complete antithesis of "I am woman hear me roar".

It's an enjoyable movie with certain flaws.

Definitely worth watching!

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

This film has no message.

Colossal waste of time.

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.

i really enjoyed it this unforgettable true story film .

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

Tortuously boring and pointless movie.

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

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

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.

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

This movie was hands down entertaining and fun to watch.

it was intense!

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

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

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


Atleast we can agree that Lopez is stunning!


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

Hustlers: Great Cast and Entertaining Story.

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

Constance Wu was enjoyable.

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

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


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.

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

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

A slow moving storyline with shallow, unlikable characters.

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

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.

Such a funny, entertaining and inspiring film.

As a movie is kind of predictable.

The plot was bland.

Boring and redundant .

One of the worst movies I've seen .

long and boring conversations...

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

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.

Way too long...

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

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

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

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.

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

I'd rather be forced to watch paint dry .

The story line dragged, and dragged and dragged.

Entertaining (not Shakespeare entertaining) .

The movie was slow, dragging with no character development.

The last hour or so is frankly unwatchable.

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

Very Bland .

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.

Yawn again.

Save your money and time.

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

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


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

It's was completely boring

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

engaging stories and solid performances .

Long and boring snooze fest .

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

Entertaining Movie .

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.

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

Ultimately completely empty .

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.

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

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

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

The plot is thin and contrived.

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

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.

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

Don't waste your time and money

Entertaining and interesting .

That being said, Hustlers is DEFINITELY worth the watch.

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.

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

Hard pass - save your money.

Somewhere between awful and boring.

The story is engaging and directed incredibly well.

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

Very Entertaining.

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.

Overall though, I thought it was highly entertaining.

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

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

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

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

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.

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 and not much story .

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.

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

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

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.

I just thought her acting was bland.

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

BORING BORING BORING even with half her clothes off.

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.

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

but don't waste your money/time.

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

Entertaining .

The worst movie of 2019 .

Waste of time .

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

So very dull .

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.

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

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

This movie is utter crap and a waste of time.

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

Tired boring tropes we've seen in every "all female cast" film since the 70's.

Truly a waste of celluloid and 2 hours of time of anyone foolish enough to watch.

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

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

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.

it is boring.

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

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

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

Too boring for that.

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 scenes also were repetitive.

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

Worst movie ever.


Trailer more exciting than the Full Movie .

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

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

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!

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

Movie was so average and boring.

Very entertaining.

The story was entertaining despite its slow start.

Lost connection in last 30 minutes, slow and pointless

Entertaining .

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

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

A waste of time and money.

save your money.

The story is OK and predictable.

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

This movie is literally unwatchable.

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.

Genuinely One of the Worst Movies Ever Made .

Fell asleep.

Stay away from this bore-fest.

Boring .

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

Otherwise, don't waste your time.

Got up left after 45 minutes.

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

Great performances but somewhat disjointed plot .

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.

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

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.

J Hoe is overrated and dull.

On top of that, all of it is predictable.

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.

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.

Slow development.

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

Save your money and see something else.

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

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

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

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

Terrible, boring, not as advertised.

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

JLo is finally stunning .

Charming, innovative, entertaining .

Another worst movie of the year!

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

Though there were a few funny moments in the film, Hustlers was shot like one long boring continuous scene.

It dragged on and was boring.

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

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

It was boring and overhype.

Boring, boring, boring .

Good acting, boring story.

Lo sports is stunning!

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.

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.

Worst movie I've seen this year.

The protagonist are unlikeable the pacing is off.

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

Certain storylines were also confusing.

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).

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

Worst movie I seen in a long time.

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.

A Really Tedious Snoozefest, This Was No Thriller.

Worst movie ever.

Very poor, disjointed.

Tacky and Boring .

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.

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

Worst movie J LO ever made- period.

Overly hyped and tedious.


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

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

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.

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

However is ultimately pointless.

Slow with no storyline whatsoever.

One of the worst movie of the year.

Eye opening but dull .

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's truly entertaining and has solid performances.

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

It's a waste of time and money.

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

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.

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.

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

1hr 50mins of repetitive garbage.

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

Uninspired, repetitive, and a shallow trope parade.

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.

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

Gripping and Sensational .

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

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

Very drawn out and boring.

Dragged story line bored!!.

Uninteresting characters caught up in uninteresting events.


Good enjoyable movie .

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

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

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

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

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

Best,most entertaining greatest casting of 2019 .

The remaining acts are just repetitive.

Pointless .

Waste of time .

Empty Eye Candy .

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.

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.

Hustlers is an unexpected pleasure.

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

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

Don't waste your time or money .

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

Waste of time .

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.

They did come, and were slightly enjoyable to watch.

This is a very bland movie.

Frivolous, waste of time and money.

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

Boring, slow and very disappointing to see Jennifer Lopez, a strong, powerful woman in real life, take on this role.

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.

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

Highly entertaining with great roles for JLo and Constance Wu.

Entire film full of boring overuse scene!

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.

Save your money .

A Sexy, Surprisingly Compelling Film on Contemporary Society .

Had issues with pacing, but really enjoyed it!

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

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.

This movie was just boring.

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

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

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

Absolute garbage and a waste of time.

Worst movies of all time....

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

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

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.

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.

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.


Worst movie ever .

Thought provoking, compelling acting .

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

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

Worst Movie of the Year!!.

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

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

Too bland here too.

Overall, it was far too long and repetitive.

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

Predictable and unbelievable.

Its a fun yet serious film and very enjoyable.