Jun 17, 2022
Throw in some really shaky writing and shoddy character work and you're left with a cookie-cutter sports movie that may please Sandler diehards but with little to offer otherwise.
Jun 15, 2022
Deflates whenever it tries to be funny and in its steadfast refusal to pursue originality and depth instead of something comforting and simple.
Jun 14, 2022
Familiarity is okay, it just depends what you do with it - but "Hustle" chooses to follow the rulebook a bit too much.
Jun 11, 2022
Double-dribbles its way through fluff.
Jun 7, 2022
Sandler’s in a role tailor made for him, and he still lets us see the wheels turning and the effort it takes to make this guy feel real.
Jun 6, 2022
Hustle doesn’t really seem to know who its characters are, much less how they fit into the complicated web of sports, media, and finance that defines the NBA.
Jun 6, 2022
As a showcase and celebration of basketball talent, the film delivers. But good movies must be more than just an ESPN highlight reel.
Jun 6, 2022
For the critics who claimed Sandler was the antichrist for the last few decades, this is a movie explicitly made for you.
Jun 3, 2022
There aren’t really any characters, it’s kind of remarkable. It’s a film that doesn’t even rely on archetypes, it simply populates the screen with people, some of whom occasionally say things.
Jun 3, 2022
This is a glossy piece of Netflix content, but it relies very heavily on NBA fan buy-in for the drama fully to work; there is a continuous series of recognition jolts provided by the stars and legends playing themselves.
Jun 3, 2022
The film serves as unconvincing propaganda for two separate brands.