The Hustle

TIME OUT SAYS

So little of this works, it’s frightening. The Hustle takes a perfectly fine premise from Dirty Rotten Scoundrels – two predatory men get played by a savvier woman – and obliterates it by swapping genders and ultimately selling out its feminist credibility. Are we supposed to enjoy how dumb these women (Anne Hathaway, Rebel Wilson) are? Actual laughs would have gone a distance, but even still, The Hustle would forever serve as evidence that flipping the script to create opportunities for women can result in the creation of an accidental Pandora’s box, unleashing career-worst performances, undercutting noble intent and tarnishing all involved. Someone definitely got hustled: don’t let it be you.

WHAT IS IT...
A enjoyment-free remake to be avoided

WHY GO...
Sometimes films are so bad they’re good. Right?

DIRECTOR
Chris Addison

RELEASE DATE
June 5 (18TC)

By Joshua Rothkopf | 02 Jun 2019

DETAILS

The Hustle
DirectorChris Addison
CastingAnne Hathaway, Rebel Wilson, Alex Sharp