“The Hustle” is another one of those bad movies where you wonder if anyone read the script before signing on the dotted line. You wonder why a respected and bankable actress like Ann Hathaway would take this bad part, her second this year along with the horrible “Serenity”. This is a bad movie for someone like Rebel Wilson, who can probably afford to be in a film this bad, but one wonders what Hathaway is doing with her career lately. Unless you are spending money like water, less is more especially when it comes to making two bad movies in a row.
Everything about this movie was bad, it was supposed to be funny like the movie “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels” was, starring Steve Martin and Micheal Cane, released in 1988. There was not a single laugh during the entire 2 hours. Many of the scams and the rip off’s in this story made no sense and had no logic to them. The entire movie was extremely boring and I for one had to fight just to stay awake. Through it all you wonder how millions of dollars could have been spent just because some producer thought making a female version of an above average movie from 30 years ago, would somehow draw an audience. The Hustle is easily one of the worst movies this year.
The good news is that this movie has such low ratings on Rotten Tomatoes, 17% and is so bad that it will be out of the theaters in a few more days.