My primary thought is that I'm happy someone made a film that shines a spotlight on a very serious problem currently becoming more common amongst sex workers. As a sex worker myself, I am exposed to the perspectives and activities of a wide array of sex workers on a daily basis. I have observed an increasing amount of sex workers who feel validated in their decisions to become con-artists, bragging proudly about robbing their own clients. While I'm happy that this is starting to be discussed in the mainstream media, that doesn't mean it's a pleasant thing to observe. It's tragic that in an era when sex work does seem to be getting to a place where it's more openly accepted, we have unabashed behavior like this which is going to make people second guess any progress we may have established thus far - it's heavily counterproductive. Overall, the movie mostly just made me feel frustrated, sad, and worried for the future - but it was the correlation to reality that I couldn't get off of my mind. I wasn't very enveloped in the world of the film itself - mostly just reminded of my worries regarding the industry and the way it's pupils and society will carry on being effected by on another from here on out.As a film alone, it was okay. The performances were sufficient but nothing that stood out, which is more a result of the writing. Uninteresting characters caught up in uninteresting events. 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. And as it goes on, you kind of like the characters less and less, with no real conflicting energies - so it kind of just gets worse as it goes. The movie could have use some cutting - there's not enough depth or complexity to it to validate a nearly 2 hour run time, unfortunately.The movie did have a handful of very amusing moments, but it was not enough to redeem the thing as a whole. It's not a bad movie, but it's also not a good movie...
Who lied to JLo and told her she might get an Oscar nomination for this movie? We were all victims of hustlers when we bought the tickets for this movie
If you are a big Jennifer Lopez fan who sees every movie she's in, this is a movie that you'll want to see. If you like movies in which the majority of the scenes are set in strip clubs, this is your kind of movie. If you like movies about shallow, unlikable characters who spend most of their time at work suggestively posing and dancing for customers and most of their time away from work drinking, partying, and laughing about the money they've stolen, by all means go see this movie. Otherwise, don't waste your time.
The best part of this movie was the end. And by the end. I mean the credits and the 2 hour movie was finally over. So many useless scenes, and unanswered questions. This movie could of been great, but it was just missing something. Not sure if it was the cast, the directing or the acting. But at the end of the day. It dragged on and was boring.
Where was the part where they gave the money to the poor?Imagine a movie about a ring of ugly men who drugged older women, stole their credit cards and then blackmailed them into keeping quiet. But these criminals were women so it's a Girlpower movie, right? Oh, and don't call them strippers, they're "exotic dancers" because pretending to have sex while music plays is a rare and refined talent. Let's call drug dealers "pharmaceutical reps," too.What's sad is that the professional critics are praising this to the skies while on the same opening day, panning a beautiful movie about friendship, grief and guilt, "The Goldfinch," based on a Pulitzer novel. This movie is based on a newspaper article about a seedy group of prostitutes and they just love it.
I rather springle tabasco (hot sauce) in my eyes then having to watch this one more time. I followed the criticasters number on this one. A total bismal. Please people. I died serveral times seeing this. Dont go.
A friend and I got free tix to this and thought it would be good for a hate watch. It wasn't. Too boring for that. And how much is Lopez paying her PR team to float the Oscar rumor? She can't even act in the trailer!
Trashy movie and not in a "Showgirls" fun to make fun of kinda way. Just trash. Save your time and money.
The only Hustle is that of the critic's reviews persuading audiences this is a film worth watching. Very poor, disjointed. JLo's performance was ok. I feel this is a case of critics feeling unable to criticise this post Harvey Weinstein female ensemble. Do yourself a favour and watch Ocean's 8 instead.
Cardi b is such trash , the fact this woman is even recognized is beyond me. Skip this movie and watch striptease
Wanted to leave the theater the entire time , horrible movie from beginning to end .