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.

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Lorene Scafaria

Writers:

Lorene Scafaria, Jessica Pressler (inspired by the article published by New York Magazine entitled "The Hustlers at Scores" written by)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Constance Wu ... Destiny
Jennifer Lopez ... Ramona
Julia Stiles ... Elizabeth
Mette Towley ... Justice
Wai Ching Ho ... Destiny's Grandmother
Emma Batiz ... 12-Year-Old Juliet
Vanessa Aspillaga ... Manuela
Jay Oakerson ... DJ
Trace Lysette ... Tracey
Marcy Richardson Marcy Richardson ... Star
Keke Palmer ... Mercedes
Mercedes Ruehl ... Mother
Lili Reinhart ... Annabelle
G-Eazy ... Johnny (as Gerald Earl Gillum)
Cardi B ... Diamond
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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.

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Inspired by a True Story

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Comedy | Crime | Drama

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Rated R for pervasive sexual material, drug content, language and nudity | See all certifications »

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Mo Fry Pasic stated in an interview with the podcast Las Culturistas that she auditioned for the role of Destiny. See more »

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When Ramona is about to be arrested, she is removing cash from an ATM. In the window, there is a reflection of the police car stopping behind her and, while Ramona is turning around, the police hit the siren and lights. The reflection shows the doors on the car never open, much less anyone outside the vehicle. Scene cuts to Ramona's point of view and the squad car's passenger door is open with 7 policeman standing around it pointing their guns at her. See more »

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Detective Hunter: Who gave her phone back ?
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A pill that's easy to swallow but difficult to enjoy
17 September 2019 | by Stay_away_from_the_MetropolSee all my reviews

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...


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USA

Language:

English | Russian

Release Date:

13 September 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Hustlers at Scores See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$33,181,361, 15 September 2019

Gross USA:

$104,963,598

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$157,563,598
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2.39 : 1
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