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Movie Review: The Hustle (2019)

The Hustle is a comedy movie that centers around two female con artists played by Anna Hathaway and Rebel Wilson who end up in a territory war. Anna Hathaway plays Josephine Chesterfield a successful classy con artist who has clearly mastered and excelled at the ways of being a con artist.

She is the best at the game while my girl Rebel Wilson plays Penny Rust a struggling con artist who meets Josephine and convinces her to help her become a better con artist. Eventually these two let their differences come between them and thus the territory war.

The story-line of the movie isn’t mind blowing but rather simple. The story-line was brought together rather well with an entertaining twist at the end that I believe helped the story and kicked it up a notch, small notch but it was something.

Casting Anna Hathaway and Rebel Wilson gave The Hustle the boost it needed to be a good movie

I believe that when casting, one can never go wrong with Anna Hathaway. She carries the role of classy con artist with the grace and arrogance of true aristocrat. Her humour was subtle and low key while Rebel Wilson’s character was over the top and in your face with her humour.

The antics of each character will have you laughing or at the very least have you smiling at how far these two will go to win. While this movie isn’t the best these two Hollywood stars have ever starred in, their acting helped save the movie.

Anna Hathaway and Rebel Wilson play as con artists in The Hustle movies.
Anna Hathaway carries the role of a classy con artist with the grace and arrogance of true aristocrat while Rebel Wilson’s character was over the top and in your face with her humour.


I am grateful this movie was one hour and thirty four minutes because it didn’t begin to feel forced and ended just when it was supposed to. I would score this movie 6/10 because the movie is predictable for the most part but it was entertaining. It’s a movie I would recommend to either cheer someone up.

One should note that The Hustle is more of a remake of the 1988 film Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, which is itself a remake of the 1964 film Bedtime Story. From a budget of $21 million, it was able to gross $95 million at the box office which is a decent run for a comedy.

The Hustle trailer

Director: Chris Addison
Cast: Anne Hathaway, Rebel Wilson, Alex Sharp, Dean Norris
Producers: Roger Birnbaum, Rebel Wilson
Companies: Pin High Productions, Cave 76 Productions, Camp Sugar Productions, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Release Dates: May 10, 2019
Newslibre Rating: 6/10
Genres: Comedy/Crime


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Author: Amelia Benigna

Amelia Benigna is an upcoming freelance writer for Newslibre. She writes reviews on music, movies and short stories. Her nickname is Lia.


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